Pulling the top off a new marker, ready to unleash some whiteboard information in several colours, is one of the few delights of the workplace. Also, when it comes to office supplies, schools, and restaurants, a whiteboard marker is a must-have. Without whiteboard markers, no well-stocked supply cupboard is worth its weight in paper clips. And, while the whole purpose of a whiteboard marker is to write on a whiteboard, there are a lot of other places where you can use the markers, such as:
- Label Your Foods
When putting things in the freezer, use a whiteboard marker to note the items and dates on the lids of your storage containers. This way:
- You won’t have to guess what the frozen mass is supposed to be.
- You’ll be able to determine at once if the food has passed beyond the use-by date.
For this, mark one piece and freeze it overnight to check whether it is erasable. You can try wiping with tissue paper and, if any mark remains, see if it comes out in the wash.
Some containers may have rough lids that are difficult to erase. Also, if you label your bags using dry erase markers, you may still wash the ink off and use them again, and the same holds for mason jars and even basic plastic-wrapped covers.
- Make Notes on Your Mirror
Markers for dry-erase surfaces appear beautifully on glass. And since the bathroom mirror is amongst the first things you see when you wake up, it’s a wonderful spot to jot down reminders, scribble brief notes, or convey messages to your spouse. Kids will also enjoy drawing “masks” on the image of whoever is positioned in front of the mirrors using a whiteboard marker. Moreover, these markers can be easily wiped from any mirrors, even glass surfaces.
- Make a Mental Map
If an index card isn’t enough to hold your thoughts, consider putting paper in a Ziploc sheet and writing on it. You may also print off templates for various types of mind-mapping or doodling and easily delete or amend your ideas.
- Write Notes on Your Desk
Get an acrylic table pad or glass table (you may need to use a layer of poster board beneath if your desk isn’t light in colour) and write notes, phone numbers, to-do lists, or anything else right on your desk. And you can wipe away tasks as you complete them.
- Wipe off Permanent Marker Stains
Most permanent marker stains dissolve in whiteboard marker inks. So, draw over the permanent marker and brush away with a tissue. But, you may have to repeat this multiple times to remove it completely.
- Make Notes in the Shower
This may be turned into an artwork or another useful reminder item. Write on your shower door if it is normal glass, untextured, not too far from the toilet. Also, keep a handful of the markers on the bathtub’s rim for quick notes.
- Car Stickers
Whiteboard markers are your new best friends if you’re weary of the service date tags sliding off your windshield. You should have no trouble writing your next service date or oil change inside your windshield with markers. They may also be useful if you plan to sell your automobile. Meanwhile, buying a pack of markers is significantly less expensive, and you may purchase chalk-style markers if you like a more polished look.
As you’ve seen, a basic dry erase marker may be used for a variety of creative tasks. And here, your imagination is your only constraint. But, be cautious about trying your whiteboard marker on new surfaces, as it can be difficult to erase them off of certain surfaces.