09 July 2012

One Quick Tip: Whiteboards

Dear Lissy,

Whiteboards are the ne plus ultra of the KISS principle (Keep it simple, sweetie!).  An old school whiteboard re-attached to the back of the kitchen door holds menus, appointments and to-do lists for summertime. There are dozens of tutorials for pretty "Kitchen Command Centers" online, and I've pinned more than a few.  This system has worked so well for our family that I may upgrade to a designer version in the fall, but this old board is serving me well for the summer when I'd rather be outdoors.


Linked up at Works for Me Wednesday


  1. I wish I had a big enough spot on my wall for one of these that would be in a central place, but I don't so instead I like using a large block month at a glance calendar and marking it in pencil (so I can erase appointments that get changed or cancelled) and then I have put it in a place where all the family will see it several times a day (dropping by from WFMW)

  2. That's a great idea, too. This board is only 24" x 36", so it fits on our door. During the school year it holds menus, appointments, and a project of the day. In the summer, I'm able to manage using just this whiteboard and our family calendar.

  3. I love the idea of putting this on the back of a door. So handy!

    I would love it if you would share this at my new Smart Solutions linky party. You can link up here:


    Have a great day!

  4. My mom has always done this with great success. We don't have a good spot in our kitchen for a big whiteboard, but we're going to be starting this soon!