Although dry erase boards are rather handy tools, we have one problem — the markers. They're smelly, expensive and easily get lost in sofa cushions. Well good news, you can ditch them all together and use crayons instead. No really!
There are a few companies that have caught onto this idea and have started marketing specific products to those parents who would like to give the idea a go. The only catch is there's nothing new about their "new" products — just new packaging.
Any old crayon will work and are praised for their ability to grip the board instead of sliding around, helping children form letters easier. You can use a microfiber cloth to remove their marks from your board, though sometimes you'll need a spray of dry erase board cleaner.
It's a quick tip to make your shopping list shorter and gives you a new way to use up the tail ends of crayons, or even pick up a gallon of Idea Paint.