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!


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!






Dry Erase Cleaner that Really Works – and it’s Non-Toxic

Have you ever marked up a dry-erase board with tons of brilliant ideas and clever concepts when you realize it’s time to let it go. Time to erase.

Where’s the eraser? A dry paper towel? Your shirt? Some water will work with the kitchen sponge. Nope, that made a huge mess!

Let’s fix this situation now! Attitude Dry Erase Board Cleaner and DryEraseCleanerRestorer.

Removes shadow tracings, ghosting and hard to remove markings with out toxic fumes

A light mist is all it takes to remove even the oldest marks and tracings

Here are a few of the benefits:

– Safe for the classroom
– Non – toxic
– Biodgradable
– User friendly
– Non – adrasive
– Environmentally safe
– No toxic fumes
– Soy based
– Made in the USA
– Refillable spray bottle.
Clean with ATTITUDE! Dry erase board clean is concentrated, use a light mist to clean and restore your whiteboard and give it a new ATTITUDE! Tough on the job. Easy on the Earth.

Click Here to shop now for all your dry erase supplies.

College Students: Stay Organized for Maximum Success

In school, information comes at you at increasingly faster speeds. With the explosion of social media, 24-hour news cycles with seemingly relentless scientific and technological breakthroughs, entire new fields of study for you and access to more information than ever, you’ve got to be able to organize the content to filter out what you need to retain and what you can discard. To keep up with the flow of information you receive in college, you must stay organized.

staying organized in collegeOrganization is the glue that keeps our lives together. Even without realizing it, you are practicing it in a daily basis. Just think about it. As a young child you had to learn to organize the basics such as reserving your bodily functions for the washroom or putting your toys away neatly. Overtime we all had to allow our lives to be segmented into schedules. Waking up on time to go to school, doing your home work or simply setting time aside for leisure; it’s all a part of living within a society. Yes, whether you’re spontaneous and laid back or a minute miser of OCD proportions, you gotta admit, organization is vital.

One of the single largest steps towards great organization is being willing to prioritize what is important and what is not important. Tackle this step first, and getting organized will become a great deal easier.

Many people rely on their computers or mobile devices to keep track of appointments and other to-do items, and that’s great. But there is something about posting some reminders right on the wall, where you can’t miss it that works well for a lot of folks.

A dry-erase board is also a great way to write something for someone else. If you rarely see your roommate because of different schedules, a note on the wall works great!

Whiteboard-in-a-box is perfect for students, especially living in a dorm. You can stick it up on a wall and it won’t do any damage. When it’s time to move on, down it comes.

Please visit our website at http://godryerase.com/ to shop for whiteboards, markers, and other supplies. We promise fast delivery, quality products, and very reasonable prices.

To be Human is to be Creative

Whether you are a professional dog-walker, accountant, teacher, or nurse, the benefits of exploring and expanding ones creative energies is a worthy pursuit. Creativity is often a term associated with lofty and unreachable aspirations. This idea that it takes a special side of the brain and a natural-born talent to be creative garners fear. While there may be people who are naturally creative, the trait itself is innately human. People may scoff at this notion because as a society we have created a mythical ideal of creativity around chosen ones who get to have it and be praised for it. The truth is, being creative is hard. People dont like things that are hard, they tend to do things that are easy and comfortable. The idea of being creative is intimidating when the range of what this skill can bring is called to mind. The images of great masterpieces of all types of mediums flash through the minds eye, which have enriched the eyes of humanity. But, the small wonders such as, a post-it note or paperclip are just as monumental and full of beauty in their own way. Creativity demands problem-solving at a higher, more open field where ideas are allowed to be bad or nonsensical. The question is, how does one get to that open field?

How To Develop Your Innate Creativity

1.    Play Around

            To sharpen the creative sense one must choose something of interest to have fun with. There are endless options, some traditionally creativepursuits such as painting, writing, or photography are called to mind. But there are also options such as cooking, journaling, scrapbooking, playing an instrument or wood-working. The idea is to do something you always wanted to do but never felt adequate enough or had enough time to consider. It only takes a small committed increment of time everyday to dedicate.  If it feels strained to begin or the thought of the activity is draining, choose something else. Keep trying until there is an action that allows the logical side to take a back seat. Creativity wants an open mind, the activity is beside the point. As long as it is not an obligation. In Big Magic, her book about creative living, Elizabeth Gilbert says, Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.

2. Keep a Notebook

Get a small, portable notebook and start making lists. Instead of pulling out the phone while you are standing in line waiting or during any interlude when the phone comes out, take out a pen instead. The lists can be about anything; books to read, movies to see, songs you like. Or people from 5th grade, words that begin with G, favorite cars or favorite paintings. Overthinking is not useful, just list. Austin Kleon, writer of Steal Like an Artist, recommends a swipe file. This can mean taking almost anything, from images torn from magazines to quotes, and stashing them in a file. Doodle in your notebook, scribble and let the pen on paper slow down your busy phone fingers.

3. Develop and Keep a Routine (be boring)

All creatives who have reached some amount of success will give testament to some kind of routine. Back to common misconceptions that creative prowess must be struck down from some muse; all artists will speak to a daily practice. Gretchen Rubin author of the best-selling, The Happiness Project, says, Progress is reassuring and inspiriting, panic and anxiety set in when you find yourself doing nothing day after day.  Small increments build up over time into something substantial  Keeping a daily habit of your artistic pursuit will have its dividends, in more ways than one. It becomes less daunting to take the pressure off of you set a timer for 30 minutes and write, paint, journal, or make mind maps of ideas. At the end of the week, or month the collective work can be the start of something great or lead to an idea that didnt exist before.

            Being creative may not be a part of your job description but creative pursuits sharpen all of the senses that contribute to a richer life. An open mind that explores ideas, questions the world and is curious about things is a mind that will create. Playing around and giving the mind a a break from expectations usually reaps huge benefits for the imagination.