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Casa Quickie: Porcelain Por Favor

Whenever possible, you should try to create a home (and office) that is "free of tree." Considering that most of you use cloth napkins and towels, you're probably well on your way. But, when it comes to giving yourself reminders, and jotting down notes, I'm going to venture to guess that many of you probably still use paper (Post-Its, notepads, journals, etc.). If it didn't scream "college dorm room," I'd suggest using a dry-erase board instead, but unfortunately the memories of freshman year run thick wherever dry-erase boards hang. So, consider cruising over to your cupboard, or stopping by your local thrift store, and picking up a porcelain plate. You can jot notes and lists down on plain ol' porcelain just as well as you can with a tree-killing notepad, using a dry-erase marker of course. And, at the end of the day, when you've checked A through Z off your laundry list, you can wipe off those letters with your handmade cloth napkin.
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i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 8 years
Hey! My college girls and I like our white boards, thankyouverymuch!
jspeed jspeed 8 years
great idea!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
great idea! i like the idea of hanging a pretty plate on the wall for this! i have a nice framed challk board for notes, hanging by the front door, but my roommie hates the sound of chalk on a board, so it doesn't work all that well.
momto2tzus momto2tzus 8 years
Mirrors are also a great way to go paperless with dry erase markers.
Megatron Megatron 8 years
When I was a teenager, my mom and I wrote each other notes on the porcelain tiles of the kitchen counter.
Home Home 8 years
ElizabethRae- you're right. I suppose this trick isn't exactly practical for grocery lists that you bring to the store, but it certainly works for To Do lists that you keep around the house or office. Dameneko- I do like the idea of hanging the plate on the wall, I hadn't really considered that. Good thinking. Kimpossible- I think you might be able to. Want to test it for us?
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
you know - another thought - if you have a non stainless steel refrigerator couldn't you just use a dry erase marker directly on the fridge for notes/doodles etc?
dameneko dameneko 8 years
awesome idea! i have recently been trying to curb my sticky-note habit so i have started keeping my shopping list in my phone. i like the idea of a ceramic plate or tile on the's a great alternative to the collegiate whiteboard. i'm an engineer so i am surrounded by whiteboards at work and don't need to look at one when i go home!!
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
Love this idea but I'm not sure I could fit that plate into my purse when i go shopping... :) I would love one to make to do lists, but I keep my grocery list on paper and am extremely particular about it. I also recently found out that stainless steel is not magnetic, so i can't keep any lists on my fridge. This is a great alternative!
motherof3 motherof3 8 years
This is a great idea. I also have a dry erase board on my fridge though.
whaddupma whaddupma 8 years
This is really a great idea! Who knew the power of dry erase markers?!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
What a great idea. I have to admit I have the small white boards on my fridge - 2 actually, one for my "to do" list and one for my "fun list"... I like them though
lenepocket lenepocket 8 years
That sounds like a great idea!! I am going to have to try it. I usually always forget where I put my list anyway and I have to start a new one. lol
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