I have a confession. I am forgetful. Actually, I am beyond forgetful; if I don't write it down chances are I won't remember. I have to have a calendar, one that I can write on and look at easily (i.e. not on a computer which baffles Husband). My kitchen cabinets and backsplash are littered with post it notes that I've written various recipes on (sad thing is I don't always label the recipe and then I forget what it's for). I had a list started with what I wanted to plant in the spring. Oh and the grocery lists. Yes, lists. I would constantly start grocery lists because I would forget that I already started one. Needless to say, it was not working.
I was unsure of what to do as I was already wasting trees worth of post it notes and I didn't want to do that. I didn't think tacking up a list would work nor do I have a lot of wall space left anywhere. Then I saw this post on SouleMama. It was so brilliant in its simplicity it hadn't even occured to me. This is the door to the toy room that is off the office/sewing room and super close to the dining room.
I bet you can tell what Husband wrote
I hesitated painting the whole door black though. It's a small room without any windows (yet) and I didn't want to make it seem darker. I figured I could always add paint later if I need to; it's a lot harder to cover it up. I contemplated making my own chalk board paint, but I've had bad luck with it in the past. It went on really chunky, which made it difficult to cover, and it was hard to erase. Sometimes I opt for the quick way.
Also, for those that asked, Son's white outfit stayed clean for as long as we needed it to. After that we didn't care that he went and played in the dirt and ate lasagna.