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How To: Create A Custom Dry-Erase Board That Saves You Money

How To: Create A Custom Dry-Erase Board That Saves You Money

How To: Create A Custom Dry-Erase Board That Saves You Money

Our goal this year was to decrease expenses in our control. One controllable expense for every family is their grocery budget. Control your grocery budget & save money by using this this DIY custom dry erase board as a useful meal-planning tool. This easy DIY has 3 simple steps.

how to create a custom dry erase board to use for meal planning

FAILURE LEADS US TO THE CORRECT PATH

Our problem last year is that after grocery shopping, we’d lose the random scrap paper with our meal plan. When you lack the ability to quickly consult your plan, you’re setting yourself up for failure. That’s exactly what happened to us… we would dine-out, if we hadn’t previously thawed-out the meat for our dinner. You live & learn. The silver lining to failure is that it almost always leads you to the correct path you need to be on.

HOME DEPOT TO THE RESCUE

During a supply trip to Home Depot for another project, a brilliant idea came to us! A random stroll down an aisle led our eyes to large sheets of dry-erase whiteboards. The brilliant idea? Create a custom dry-erase whiteboard, with an awesome frame that we already had, & transform it into the best-ever meal-planning tool!! The entire sheet cost only $9.99, which also was our final cost for the project, as we had everything else on hand.

large sheet of dry erase board

CUSTOM DRY ERASE BOARD IN THREE EASY STEPS:

  1. Cut the board to your desired size, we used a cordless circular saw.
  2. Pop the board into your frame
  3. Hang it. If you’re hanging it on a door like us, we used command strips to keep the frame from banging on the door when it’s opened.

back of custom dry erase board

 

CUSTOM DRY ERASE BOARD IS THE BEST MEAL-PLANNING TOOL?

custom dry erase board with meal guide

After months of use, this DIY has truly helped us save money. It’s hung in a visible spot in our kitchen so we can quickly glance at it. This DIY helps keep us on track & serves as a reminder of what to thaw-out & what we can prep for upcoming dinners. 

Pick-up a sheet of dry-erase whiteboard from your home improvement store & customize it with your own unique frame. Don’t forget to pick-up some colorful dry erase markers for your new board.

 

CHEERS TO A MONEY-SAVING DIY!

Love, Peace & Happiness,

Hippie & Sparky

 

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