Unleash Your Creativity! What Will You do This Summer?

Some Family Fun, Something Practical, Something Just for You

As summer break is not far off, most teachers are making plans for their richly deserved time off. Because teacher salaries are usually below what they should be, long-distance vacations aren’t always possible so family “staycations” are quite popular. It’s important if you do a staycation try to lock up the house, leave it behind, and at least pretend you’re traveling to an exotic resort even if it’s really a hotel 25 miles down the road.

Teachers often have the obligation of continuing education and often the summer is the only time to take care of that. A course or two in professional development can be fun if you find the right course and the right instructor. Of course many courses are online and that makes it easy.

Take some time for yourself.

Many people say they just don’t have time to read books like they used to, so if that’s you dedicate some time to go someplace quiet and read. Sit on the beach, get several massages, take a cooking or gardening class. Set aside time just for you. Do something that stimulates your creative side!

Back to School

This year isn’t even over but we’re going to talk about next year, and we should talk about classroom renovations for a minute. Teachers should take some time now to think about what they would like to see when they walk back into school in August or September. Is there adequate storage space? Are there any safety issues that should be addressed? Could you use more whiteboard space?

Of course some of the most popular projects are bulletin boards, but once a board is decorated, it’s set and there’s no fluid space for drawing, spelling or math exercises. Why not think about increasing your available space for whiteboards?

We have never talked with a teacher who didn’t agree that more whiteboard space would help with classroom functionality and that’s why our Whiteboard In A Box product is so popular.

Increase Creative Space!

Whiteboard in a Box is an incredibly versatile product that can be used on its own to adhere to a clean, flat surface or it can be used to re-surface an existing whiteboard. It’s easy to install and lasts as long as a conventional whiteboard. We also carry the brightest, longest lasting dry erase markers, “Write with Attitude” – our own brand made in the USA.

Shop for all your dry erase products – markers, cleaner, erasers, gridlines, and more at www.godryerase.com

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.