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.
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.
Weekly Dinner Menu
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!
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!
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!
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.
Why not have fun with your whiteboard? One of the best whiteboard 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. 🙂
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!
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!