What’s Your Favorite Pi? Pi Day (March 14th) is Coming!

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

You may remember the formula from high school geometry:

The area of a circle.

A = πr2

Where ‘r’ is the radius (distance from the center to the edge of the circle).

Mathematicians and math teachers love to celebrate pi Day by having parties, eating pie, and sometimes having pie fights according to some stories.

Mathematicians and math teachers also love our dry erase products because they help them do their jobs better. Solving math problems for students using the visual aid of a dry erase board makes it easier to comprehend for the whole class. Our Whiteboard In A Box product is perfect for expanding available space to teach. Our markers are also the best available, bold, bright, and long-lasting. And made in the U.S.A.

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Whiteboards as Art Mediums

We are pleased to serve people involved in many different industries and pursuits, including businesses and educational institutions. Our customers use Whiteboard In A Box, our markers, erasers, and other supplies to teach, organize, display presentations, and sometimes just to express themselves!

Our motto since the beginning in 2003 has been “Unleash Your Creativity” and we were thrilled to learn about an artist, Brandon Doak, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He is creating masterpieces on dry erase boards!

From the News Tribune: For more than a year, the 20-year-old from Vancouver, Washington, has been painstakingly mastering his craft on whiteboards around campus. Using the tip of dry erase markers, he creates patterns of dots to form his interpretations of landscapes, movie posters, album covers and superheroes.

You may not believe some of his work could actually be created on a dry erase board, but they were:

Read more about Brandon by clicking here.

So, please continue using our products to build lists, create schedules, deliver presentations, and teach children how to solve math problems.

But every now and then take a few moments to unleash your creativity. Create some art, you might become famous!


Organize Your Small Business

If you own a small business, you know that going to work is much more than clocking in for an eight hour shift. You should be so lucky!

GoDryErase.com is a small business, and we know that if we ever want to have time to sleep and have some semblance of a personal life , we need to get a full day’s work done in half that time. The key is staying organized.

If your business is doing well with a cluttered desk, messy files, no daily schedule or plan, then keep doing what you’re doing! But if you’re struggling to stay profitable please consider trying some of these tips:

Purge Your Office:

• Recycle the broken electronics you may have stashed in a closet.
• Delete all those old voice messages.
• Donate anything you don’t need or use.
• Keep the basics and anything you’ve used in the past year; all else can go.

Use the Cloud for Storage

• Storing valuable data on a hard disk or flash drive is great until your computer gets a virus or you lose the flash drive. Take advantage of backing everything up on some type of cloud storage service.

Clean Up Your Inbox

• Set up folders for the top 10 people who email you and use them. Searching and searching for an important email can take 10-15 minutes but if it’s in the right folder you’ll find it fast. A few seconds will save a lot more time.

Let an Accountant Handle the Books

• You might think you’re doing a great job doing your own payroll and taxes, but a professional bookkeeper will do it faster and probably save you money in the long run.

We sell products to businesses and schools that help them stay organized and facilitate teaching. A large dry-erase surface with schedules and bullet points makes sure everyone is “on the same page” and that means less confusion.





How to Safely Store Your Passwords

“Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.”  – Clifford Stoll

How many passwords do you have? Do you keep them in your head? Do you write them down? Everyone has a different way to make up passwords and store them, but you better think about your methods because hacking is getting worse as cyber criminals devise new ways every day to get into your private accounts.

The key is organization, one of the main themes running through our product line, many of which are great for helping people stay organized. But no, you don’t want to write your passwords on a dry erase board!

Storing Passwords on Your Computer or a Flash Drive

Many people have a list on their computer with all their passwords. If that is your decision you obviously don’t want to give access to your actual computer to anyone else, but there is also the danger of hackers getting in to your computer remotely. Always make sure your virus software is running because it will usually detect any threat from out side.

Also remember that when you delete a file it goes to the recycle bin, and that should be cleared out on a regular basis.

If you store passwords on a flash drive and you plug that drive into another computer there is the possibility the passwords will wind up stored on that computer!

Online Password Storage

Many people store their passwords “in the cloud” with one of many services that promise to keep passwords secure with encrypted data systems that are very reliable, including:

1Password covers Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS, and it will set you back $5 a month or a one-time fee of $64.99.

Dashlane can remember your passwords, fill out online forms, and act as a digital wallet as well. What’s more, it’s free, though you can sign up for a premium account ($39.99/year) to get web access to your password vault and sync your login info across multiple devices. Dashlane works across Mac, Windows, all the main browsers, Android, and iOS.

Many people rely on their browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) to securely store their passwords and they do a nice job of that but remember, if someone has access to your computer or other device they may be able to access all your passwords.

Finally, if you’re going to write you passwords on a piece of paper, make sure that paper is safe. A fireproof lock box is not going too far. We have heard the harrowing stories of people who have lost passwords and been locked out of accounts permanently.

Finally, change your passwords at least every six months. Many people do it every time they change their clocks and that’s not a bad idea. But once again, stay organized. Changing your password and then losing it does no good. Choose a reliable platform for your private information and stick with it.

Organizing other aspects of your life is important, and we recommend our Whiteboard In A Box product because it’s so versatile. Click here to shop!






Office Managers: Get the Credit You Deserve and Be a Hero!

Being an office manager can be a thankless job. They have all the responsibility when something goes wrong but not much praise when something goes right. They’re on call all the time in case of an emergency, but their salary doesn’t reflect all the extra time they put in.

One of the hundreds of things office managers are usually responsible for is the ordering of office supplies!  Employees won’t bother to report when they’ve taken the last dry erase marker from the supply cabinet, but will complain when they go to get another one and the box is empty.

We know these things because we talk to office managers all the time and we understand.

Here’s a way to score some points with management by saving time and money: The next time you have to replace a worn dry erase board, don’t do it! Resurfacing an old, worn whiteboard is easy with Whiteboard In A Box. All you have to do is order the size that comes closest to your existing whiteboard, trim it to size, remove the backing from the self-stick adhesive side of the film, and carefully apply it to the old board. Voila! You have a new whiteboard.

You’ll save on the cost of buying a new board and on having another one installed with drills and screws and a big mess. You’ll also save one old whiteboard from jamming up our already over-crowded garbage dumps. The environment will thank you and so will your boss for saving time and money.

Keeping your dry erase boards organized is easy with our self-stick or magnetic grids. Click here to shop those products!

While you’re online with us, you’ll also see our many other dry erase products including markers that are brighter and last longer than the leading brands. Our dry erase marker cleaner and erasers are also superior to what’s offered by the big office supply stores.

We’re an independent, women-owned company dedicated to giving you great products and fast, dependable service. Try us!

Save Time & Save Money: Resurface Your Old Whiteboards

Self Stick Dry Erase FilmSo you have a shiny white dry erase board in your office, classroom, or conference room and you love using it for meetings and to write reminders on it. Some people, however (we won’t name names) keep writing on it with permanent markers, and other people try to erase the board using a napkin soaked in Diet Coke or coffee. Pretty soon your shiny white board is dull and gray.

You could order a new, expensive whiteboard from one of the big office supply stores and pay to have it installed after the old one is tossed in the trash. But why not consider a smart alternative?

Whiteboard In A Box is the smart solution for resurfacing old dry erase boards so they are like new again! Not only is it less expensive to purchase but it’s far easier to resurface than to drill more holes and install. Plus, old whiteboards end up in the garbage dumps which are already too big.

We found a YouTube video on how to install a new whiteboard and the tools required look like more than most people would care to get involved with, and the time required is extensive. Whiteboard In A Box is easy to install and requires no tools, just a clean, flat surface.

Whiteboard In A Box can also be used to create a brand new dry erase surface in a new location because it adheres to any smooth, flat surface. Don’t worry about sticking it on a wall or table, it won’t harm the surface below.

A comparison of buying new versus resurfacing shows that on average, your savings will be well worth trying our most popular product, Whiteboard In A Box! Schools with many classrooms in particular save thousands of dollars when they choose to resurface.

Click here to start shopping for 48″ wide rolls and click here for 60″ wide rolls. Whiteboard In A Box can easily be cut to your specific needs.


New Tax Law: Teachers Will Keep Deduction for Buying School Supplies

We’re never really sure what to believe when we watch the news these days,and when it comes to the economy and taxes even the accountants are confused. Congress passed and the president signed a new tax reform law right before the end of 2017 and most taxpayers are still trying to figure out how it will affect them personally.

One aspect of the law concerns teachers who buy school supplies for their classrooms using their own money. In a perfect world every school district would provide all the supplies needed for each classroom, but that is sadly not the case. Teachers often have to dip into their pockets to buy things the school doesn’t buy and the ability to claim a tax deduction has allowed them to recoup at least part of those expenses.

Rumors were swirling that the deduction would be eliminated in the new tax law, but it managed to escape being cut. Beginning in 2018 teachers will be able to deduct up up to $250.00 from their taxable income for school supplies they buy with their own money.

We have worked with schools and school district for many years and we do our best to keep our prices low because we understand the reality of tight budgets. Teachers as well obviously have limited money for school supplies and we admire their dedication to students and their community.

We applaud the lawmakers who kept this deduction available for dedicated educators and we pledge to do everything we can to keep our prices low, our product quality high, and we will always deliver superior customer service to all our customers.


Dry Erase Tape Helps Organize Medical Supply Storage Systems

Organizing our lives seems like a never ending project, from planning time to exercise to our closets and kitchen cabinets. In business it’s more complex and when the business is medicine and healthcare it is critical.

Doctor’s offices, clinics, and hospitals use cabinets, shelves and closets to store medical supplies and they are usually sorted into storage bins, which are then labeled and dated.

In our research of these systems we discovered that many medical facilities are using labels to keep track of the various supplies, and we are offering an alternative that saves time and money.

Our dry erase tape is an ideal solution for medical supply storage because it can be easily cut to the size needed and then placed securely on a bin, shelf, or cabinet. You can use a dry erase marker to mark the item, date, quantity, and any other information on the surface and it can be changed as need and will last for a very long time.

One nice feature is that with dry erase tape, medical personnel can keep track of quantities easily as items are used. There is no guessing how many items are left in the bin, which usually brings a mad dash to re-stock.

Dry erase tape comes in rolls that are 2″ wide and 5 yards (15 ft) long. The tape has a peel-away backing and the adhesive will stick securely but won’t leave a sticky mess if you remove it. Write what you wish with a dry erase marker and erase easily with a cloth or paper towel. Then re-write!

So far this system has been very well-received by customers because it saves time and money. Click here to order our dry erase tape.

New Product! Dry Erase Tape is Versatile and Effective

One of the biggest challenges we all face is staying organized, and while almost everything these days is online we still have items we store in bins, boxes, and shelves. Businesses have inventory to keep track of and households have personal property.

We have rolled out a new product that is perfectly suited to help you stay organized: Go Dry Erase Dry Erase Tape, and it’s featured on our website now:  Click Here.

Versatility is one of it’s best attributes. Dry erase tape is designed to be easy to cut to the size needed and it adheres to almost any surface. It can then be marked with a dry erase marker so it’s easy to see. The special advantage for a dry erase surface is that you can quickly erase and re-write on the tape as you change the contents of your storage container, cabinet, etc.

This product is easy to cut to the size you need and erases cleanly. Measuring 2″ wide by 5 yards, one roll of our new dry erase tape will yield 60 individual 3-inch pieces! And because it’s used over and over again it will save on buying lots of labels.

And please check out our Write with Attitude dry erase markers. They’re brighter, bolder, and longer-lasting than the leading brands.

Dry Erase Board Project Management – Staying On the Same Page

There is software for virtually every industry today. Law firms have case management software, doctors have patient management software, and even farmers have…..farm management software. Often the people who use these software programs are in different locations and there is online meeting software so everyone can see the same screen and speak to each other.

But there is really no substitute for an in-person conference room meeting when everyone can see each other as well as focus on a dry erase board to lay out goals, plans, and results. Everyone on the same page.

Law firms are some of our best customers because they like to gather attorneys in one place to discuss case reviews, strategies, and plans for putting together presentations for court. The advantage of a whiteboard is that everyone has an opportunity to add, and write, their contributions.

One issue is: Where is the dry erase board located? It’s in the conference room, and the conference room is reserved! Where can we have our meeting?

The answer is: anywhere!

Whiteboard In A Box is a self-stick adhesive dry erase surface that performs just like any other whiteboard, except it’s just cheaper, easier to install, and totally mobile, unlike a conventional, heavy dry erase board. It can be placed on any smooth, flat surface like a wall or a table and it does no damage to the underlying surface.

Many of our customers keep several rolls of Whiteboard In A Box in their supply closet and when the need arises they’re ready. We’ve heard about Whiteboard In A Box being used when space is limited by people in hallways, break rooms, and even once in an elevator!

It’s also great for calendars, schedules, and tracking!

When you’re shopping please check out our markers, erasers, and cleaner. All are superior in quality to the leading brands you see at the big office supply stores.