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The number of whiteboard uses for your home is actually quite large. Simplify your schedules and organization with these top whiteboard ideas to keep everyone in the loop!

If you aren’t using a whiteboard in your home, you are truly missing out.

Think of the daily schedules for everyone in your family. If it’s anything like my house, those daily schedules amount to a whirlwind of meetings, appointments, practices, school, social events, and more every single day.

You name it, someone in your family probably has it going on!

How is it possible for every single person in your family to be so busy? Life happens more and more to all of us the older we get. We become booked with outside commitments, and pretty soon, schedules become packed.

The busier we get, the more important it is to stay organized and whiteboard organization is life-saving.

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6 Whiteboard Ideas To Help Organize Your Life and Your Home

There are so many whiteboard ideas and hacks to using them in your home. So much so, that if you aren’t using one, you need to seriously consider starting right now!

Here are 6 essential ways to use your whiteboard at home to get (and stay) organized.

1. Create an Easy-To-Maintain Weekly Dinner Menu You’ll Actually Use

One of the top whiteboard ideas for home is to display your weekly dinner menu for everyone to see. How many times per day do you hear the question, “What’s for dinner?”

It’s almost maddening, right?!?

Take that question out of your family’s vocabulary by writing out the menu for the week on the whiteboard for them to see anytime they want to know “what’s for dinner”! You can put it up for the day, a few days, or the entire week if you’re into working on those meal planning skills (go you!).

That way, everyone knows; nobody will ask, and they know it’s not up for debate. Chicken fried rice for dinner? According to the whiteboard, it’s happening Tuesday night! 

2. Fun or Inspiring Quotes

Think up a fun or inspiring quote to give your family all the feels. Nothing says ‘I love you more than actually writing those words out on the whiteboard for your family to read bright and early at the start of their day. 

Give them a reason to smile and be happy with a fun and inspiring quote that they can put in their think-tank and refer to later. If all else fails, draw a quick silly picture to make them laugh even more.

This whiteboard use is perfect for making them smile! 

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3. Create a Chore Chart Your Family Can Stick To

Kids (and even adults) need reminders of things they need to do. Make your job of following up on chores easy by posting the family chore list for the week on a whiteboard in an easy-to-see spot. 

List out the names, family members, and their expected chores to be done for the day (or week).

Not only will this top whiteboard idea hold each family member accountable, but it will also help you to quickly and easily keep track of when those chores were actually completed! To help keep everything organized, you can even create a table on the whiteboard using tape or permanent marker so you don’t have to worry about erasing your lines!

4. Use Your White Board to Help with Vacation Planning

Ahhh, one of my favorite whiteboard ideas – I use this every time we plan a trip because it really works.

There are lots of amazing vacation planning tools out there. And that’s exactly the problem. Instead of using multiple planning tools that you have to flip between and remember to use, simplify it down to one whiteboard.

Having all your to-do lists, itinerary plans, packing lists, research needs, and more in one spot keeps you organized and on track as you plan and pack for your trip. You can even add some cork boards or folders to the wall next to your whiteboard to keep all those documents neat and handy. You could also use magnets to attach everything directly to the whiteboard. 

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5. Compliment Day

Why not have fun with your whiteboard? One of the best whiteboards uses is to pick a member of your family once a week and let them have “control” of the whiteboard for the day. 

Designate a section of the whiteboard for them to write out something awesome that they love about each of the other members of the family. This can be ANYTHING that they want, as long as it’s positive.

Give them the dry-erase marker and let them have fun with making someone else smile. 🙂

6. Whiteboard Ideas To Facilitate Communication

Create a Q & A session for your family members to communicate.

When everyone is so busy, it can seem nearly impossible to find time to communicate and answer questions. Use your whiteboard to make it easy for questions to be asked (and answered), even if you aren’t sitting right in front of each other. 

Have a question for your daughter about her upcoming soccer game? Write it down so she sees it and so you won’t forget. It’s that easy to open those lines of communication – woohoo!

This is also great for including reminders about things that you don’t want to be forgotten by anyone in the business of your days like “don’t forget about the soccer game on Saturday!” or “Don’t forget I’m out of town this weekend, dinners are in the freezer”

7. Use A Mini Whiteboard On Your Fridge To Create A Running Grocery List

I picked up a mini whiteboard with magnets from my local dollar store and put it on the fridge. Whenever I use something and I notice that it’s low or we’ve run out, I simply add it to the whiteboard. No more guessing what I need from the grocery store! I just take a picture of it as I am walking out the door to go grocery shopping, or you could just have someone send you a picture if you forgot to grab one on the way out. 

8. Whiteboard Ideas: Create Your Own Whiteboard

All you need to create your own whiteboard is a frame with glass and white paper or paint. place your white paper in the frame, or paint the inside of the glass white, then hang and use. It won’t be magnetic, but it will work in a pinch, and makes for a fun craft project that you can actually use! You can also hit up a thrift store for some inexpensive large frames depending on the size you are trying to get.

9. Or Make A Whole Wall A Whiteboard

If your kiddos are the creative type, like I was, they will love having the opportunity to draw on the walls! Grab a bucket of dry erase paint, paint the wall and supply plenty of markers. This can be used for play, for creative outlets, or even for school work! 

10. Host a Whiteboard Game Night

There are so many games that you could play using a whiteboard! Some ideas for playing with whiteboards include:

  • trivia- Hand out mini whiteboards for teams to answer questions on or
  • trivia- have 2 contestants go head to head on a large whiteboard
  • keep track of points for a ball game
  • have a DIY Pictionary night
  • Drawing Contest!
  • Play a Classic Game: Hangman or Tic Tac Toe for example
  • Spelling Bee or Multiplication Tables Face-Off- my brother and I used to love these!

11. Use A Whiteboard To Help You Brainstorm Ideas

Sometimes big decisions or ideas require a brainstorming session, whether alone or with your team or family, and having a large area to write these down has always been helpful for me. So whether you are planning out your next marketing strategy or your next family vacation, having space where all ideas can be considered and narrowed down is a lifesaver! A whiteboard makes it easy to narrow down ideas since you can erase and/or rearrange to your heart’s content. This can be great for a busy mom who is trying to figure out what needs to get done when, or for family meetings to make sure that everyone feels heard and decisions can be made together. 

There Are So Many Ways to Use A Whiteboard!

Whiteboards make for a great way to stay on the up and up of EVERYTHING going on with your family. These whiteboard ideas show how you can use it to have fun, be real, or get help in the day-to-day tasks of running a home. 

Maybe your house is super busy and you need to invest in two to get everything communicated and done. No one says that you can only use one whiteboard.

With just a little thought, you can find ways to make the whiteboard work for you and your household. The more information that you can put on there to keep everyone in the loop, the better!

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