I am so excited to tell you about this new homeschool tool we acquired a few months back. I’ve been wanting to yell from the rooftops about this fantastic tool, but I was trying to find a way to introduce it and make sure you have a link to go to in order to get one for yourself. This is the best thing since sliced bread people and if you haven’t heard of it yet, I am pleased to be the one to tell you all about it.
How I Came Across the Gift
So, a while back, I was in search of a new dry erase board. We have a small one we have been using, but the size gives me pause because I can’t write things on it and leave it for Harmonie to look at for studying or copying later. In the search, I quickly learned how expensive dry erase boards are. I was willing to spend the money if needed, but as you all know, I love a good deal so I did my much-needed research.
I looked at Craigslist, Amazon, and Ebay. I found many different size dry erase boards and many different prices for each. They were expensive and the ones that were reasonable were not the size I was looking for. It is amazing how much dry erase boards cost.
I went on Amazon and started poking around and came across this new product that has only been out for about a year called…………..The Think Board. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Think Board. What is a Think Board? Well, I’m happy you asked. A Think Board is a plastic film that can be attached to any surface and then written on with a dry-erase marker. You can adhere it to your wall, table, and any other surface that can handle adhesive.
This amazing product is significantly cheaper than a traditional dry erase board, but does exactly the same thing and takes up less space. It is like writing on the wall without writing on the wall. I bought our “54×30″ Think Board for $29.99. It came pretty quick and it was easy to install. I began writing on it immediately and then I ruined it. Yes, I screwed up.
So, here’s what you need to know about the Think Board. It works just like a dry-erase board, but there is one caveat. You cannot use bold dry erase markers on it. There is a chemical in the bold markers that turns the ink into permanent marker on the Think Board. This is explained quite well in the products literature, so I knew all about it. What I didn’t realize is that I actually owned a bold marker. Oops! I used a green marker and it turned out to be the only bold dry erase marker in all the markers we own. Yikes! The literature says to use hair spray to remove the ink, but that didn’t work for me, most likely, because my hair spray is from the 90’s. Shh! Don’t judge me!
I immediately emailed the company because I did not have the board on the wall 10 minutes before I made this colossal screw-up. I received an email from the company the following day and they were very accommodating and understanding. My email asked for other suggestions to erase the marker because the hairspray didn’t work. They graciously reminded me that the literature says don’t use a bold marker, but they understand that people make mistakes and offered to send me a brand new one for free. This is a brand new company trying to make it and here they are sending me a brand new Think Board after I admittedly screwed up my first one. I was impressed.
I would suggest everyone give them a try. You can buy a small one for your kids to use to take notes on the table or work out math problems instead of using so much paper. It will save you money and pay for itself many times over. I cannot say enough good things about this product. I plan to buy another one for Harmonie to use in her room after we move to a new place and one for her to use on the table for scratch paper.
You can purchase the Think Board on Amazon or directly from their site. I would suggest watching the video on the product and all the different things that can be done with it. As much as I would like to be making a small percentage of the sales from all of you, haha, I just want to let you know that I am not making any money off this product at all. It is just an amazing product that I love because it has changed our homeschool world. Click the link and check them out. You will be happy you did.
How many dry erase boards do you have? What sizes do you own? Could your homeschool room use more board writing capability? Let’s chat about it!