I have this white board in my office, and it has all of my strategies, ideas and sayings about work, along with a few doodles that my husband made for me (which I don’t have the heart to erase). It’s pretty personal so I’m not going to photograph it. But, if you’ve ever had one, you’ll know what I mean.
And like every human whose ever used a whiteboard, I’m perpetually disappointed with the felt eraser provided with the white board. It streaks, leaves dusty crud behind, doesn’t get everything off etc. Further, heaven forbid you leave anything on your whiteboard longer than a week, it becomes nearly impossible to wipe off. You’re always left with something, a little ghost of ideas past.
What I’ve tried
To try and tackle this, I’ve used cleaning products, water, microfiber cloths (bad idea) and a whack of other cleaning tools and products.
Time and again, my whiteboard never looks, well, white.
What I did
I had a bottle of rubbing alcohol in my office (which is perfectly normal if you do what I do) and recalled hearing that rubbing alcohol gets any whiteboard clean. I felt inspired! So I broke open the bottle, grabbed a tissue and tried it out.
- Rubbing alcohol
- Tissue paper
I got to work, and within one gentle wipe, all of those stubborn marks came off with ease and literally no effort. Look!
Yeah baby! Look at this tissue, it’s full of marker stains that I would otherwise never have been able to tackle.
Rubbing alcohol FTW!
Now it’s your turn. Give it a try and see what you can do with your white board!