Dry Erase Pockets – Study Aid or Packing Support?

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As you know, dry erase pockets are a wonderful tool for studying, but I’ve found a new way to incorporate them around the home – as a packing list!

Last year, my family purchased a recreational home for use by all of the family members.  My husband and I use it as a weekend getaway, since it is a short 75 minute drive door-to-door. We leave a lot of things at the weekend house, so that we don’t have pack them every time; things like shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, etc.  But, there are some things that we just don’t have “two” of and need to bring back and forth with each trip.

C-Line's Reusable Dry Erase PocketsThe packing list in dry erase pocket, mid-packing.

For every weekend getaway, I would make a new list of “standard” items to bring, such as eyeglasses, iPod, mobile device chargers, running and biking gear.  This was not a major undertaking – we’re usually there only 2-3 days.  That is, until I left my sunglasses off of the list and didn’t want to be wasteful by buying something I truly did not need another pair of, spending the Independence Day holiday without them!

Vowing to not be unprepared like that again, I created a list of standard items that (almost) always make the trip and placed it in a 6×9 reusable dry erase pocket.  When packing for each excursion up North, I check off each item as it goes into the duffel bag.  When returning home, I wipe off the marks and the packing list is ready for our next venture out of town.

C-Line's Reusable Dry Erase PocketsThe list is complete and the dry erase pocket has been fully marked up – now, time to get on the road!

This system got me thinking that this is also a great way to keep track of other routine activities, such as household chores, bill paying, things to-do and more.

Do you use dry erase pockets in a way other than for study?  If so, tell me about below.

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