I am really bad about remembering things. My husband can remember the tiniest detail from years ago yet I can’t remember what I had for breakfast this morning (not REALLY but you know what I mean). Sigh…
My life is a collection of sticky notes that I keep all over my desk, on the fridge, in the bathroom… just about anywhere I might go. I keep sticky notes to remind me of doctor’s appointments, this week’s shopping list, important dates and so on.
I hate that every sticky note represents a tree that was chopped down to make the ton of sticky notes I use on a yearly basis. I have used chalk boards but the dust from the chalk gets everywhere. I’ve also used dry erase boards but they are not always easy to hang and I don’t want it to be an “eye sore”. Especially now that we are trying to sell our condo. The less clutter and holes in the wall together.
I wish there was an eco-friendly alternative that would be easy to take down and hide away when I know people are coming over to look at our condo.
There is an alternative. It’s called Re: Writes. They make Dry Erase Notes, LockerMate Kits and more.
I was sent some RE: Writes dry erase note “pads” (for lack of a better description). They are pads in different sizes that you can stick to most surfaces. The beauty of these products is that they peel off without leaving any sticky residue or damage. They stick to most surfaces too. So far I have found that they don’t stick to the back of our door. It might have something to do with the paint. They stick great to the fridge and I was even able to stick the smaller one to my desk.
I put a RE: Writes note “pad” on the door to remind the real estate people they need to keep the door closed so that none of our cats escape. Sadly I couldn’t get it to stick on the door.
These work great on the fridge! They peel on and off easily and no sticky residue left behind. They are great for notes and shopping lists. This was the first time I was able to get a photo without my kids doodling all over it. They kept drawing critters and smiley faces on it.
I normally have sticky notes all over my desk. For this one I used one of the RE: Writes instead. For the most part is stuck to the desk. It would fall off if you knocked it but other than that it seemed to hold up fine.
The great thing about RE: Writes (aside from the fact they can be easily moved and repositioned) is that they have dry erase surfaces so you can erase them and re-write over them which saves a lot of innocent trees from being destroyed.
Each RE: Writes comes with a dry erase pen that has an eraser tip to it so you can easily erase the dry erase surface and re-write on them again.
RE: Writes are available in different sizes. I love the mini size ones. They are no bigger than a typical sticky note.
The back of the RE: Writes is a clear plasic. It’s just a little bit sticky to touch with your hands. They adhere to most surfaces that I tried out around our home. Some surfaces work better than others.
The new RE: Writes are now available in stores like Wal*Mart and Walgreens, RiteAid, Meijer and OfficeMax and start at just $4.99. These would be perfect for back-to-school time. Your child could use one in their locker to jot down important homework notes or you can use them to remind yourself of school activities and events. I’m sure children could find dozens of uses for them too.
I have an awesome giveaway for a lucky She Scribes reader. The prize package is valued at $250.00 and contains the items seen in the photo (above) as well as RE: Writes products. The prizes are from It’s Academic.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on August 22, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me where you would use a RE: Writes dry erase “pad” if you had one?
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*I received free samples in order to do this review. I also occasionally receive compensation in the form of gift cards and products for posts. However, the opinions I share are solely my own.