The Wonderboard

The Wonderboard

On my previous post I mentioned my ‘wonderboard’. Lots of you wanted to know more about it judging from my inbox!It’s a simple wipe clean whiteboard from Tesco which cost just  including four pens. I attached some magnetic strips that I already had (from ebay) to the sides with superglue but you can buy already magnetised ones. It is divided into four sections, simply by pen, nothing fancy. It lives on our ugly, ugly, ugly, boiler in the corner of our kitchen, mainly because it kept sliding off the fridge.The top is our menu plan. We like to plan our main meals as best we can, it saves money and means that we are less likely to throw away food, which we hate. We do however have break down days where we decide to just fling some halloumi under the grill and scoff it down with pitta, chorizo and olives rather than cook from scratch and let the the menu go for just one day.The next section is cleaning. We do a spot of general cleaning everyday (loo, sinks, quick run round with the mop etc.) but focus on one, single room each day on top of that. That way we don’t have to dedicate our weekends to climbing out from under the mess and each room only needs a quick dust and hoover if we keep on top of it.The next section is washing. Each week day we try to do a certain type of laundry (see previous post) and save bed linens for the weekend. A lot of you questioned why I bother with handwashing and yes it is slightly batty. However my washing machine seems to have it in for my bras.

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Even in mesh bags it seems to manage to rip out the underwire so really I have no choice because my boobs need supporting girls, they really do!The next section is shopping.Not a big shopping list but if we notice that we are running low on a certain spice or colour of icing etc. we pop it on the list and then add it too our main shopping list just before we go. Simple steps to keep things ticking over with minimal hassle.Our little ‘wonderboard’ is our station of organisation and it helps our home run smoothly and even if we fall out of the routine we know where we stand and how to get back on track. The best have ever spent. It’s saved us money, time and stress. What more can you ask from one little round coin?All that said, if I showed you a picture of my living room, which I was supposed to clean yesterday I would hear you wince from here. Our house is far from neat and tidy but it at least means we can have people over now without having to spend three long, hard days getting the house to look vaguely presentable.Now we just need to find an eraser that doesn’t shove the ink around the wonderboard rather than remove it.How do you keep your home running smoothly, cheaply?The Thrifty Please excuse the worse than normal photographs, we appear to be in the middle of a hail storm. the British ‘summer’.