04 February 2013
Chalkboard Obsession: Wall Stickers, Labels, and Paint
Even in the digital age, simple things have survived. Earthlings might send tens of billions of text messages each and every day, but when it comes to organization, the old ways are often best. Whether you call it a chalk or blackboard, most classrooms around the world rely on these ancient communication devices. Although they have gotten a bit more sophisticated in recent years, the chalk board has remained more or less unchanged for centuries now.
One significant, cultural development has been the movement of blackboards from the classroom into the home. This includes both traditional devices and chalkboard paint, which is a type of paint that has a finish that closely resembles a chalk board when it dries. The surface can be used in much the same way, but may have to be retouched from time to time.
Chalkboard paint is extremely popular with homeowners who want to leave messages or reminders for their partners and/or children near the front or side door. More convenient and easier to use that a mobile phone, users can scrawl anything on these walls, from grocery lists to reminders about upcoming appointments or events. Either black board or sidewalk chalk can be safely used on the surface.
For renters or homeowners who do not want or need an entire wall to write on, chalkboard wall stickers are an effective and affordable alternative. Available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and styles, these adhesives are popular at parties, weddings, and for general organizing at home. They are even used in offices around the world to remind workers of important meeting and phone messages.
In the kitchen
Even the most unruly kitchen cupboard can be put in order in no time with the help of chalkboard wall stickers. Mason jars filled with common cooking ingredients, such as flour, sugar, or tomato sauce can be properly labeled for contents and their expiration dates. These handy chalkboard labels can be applied to almost any clean surface, including plastic and glass. And you don’t even need a blackboard eraser to remove a message. A damp cloth or paper towel will suffice! Most high-quality stickers can be removed and reused on other objects that require description or identification.