I love any opportunity to use something that is meant for one thing but you can end up using it for something else. And that is certainly what I have done with the fab pens from Stationery Island.
I first came across these chalk marker pens when I was looking for something to use for our new blackboard. You can read about how I created our fab kitchen blackboard here.
Since we have had the pens, not only have we all had a tonne of fun drawing wonderful creations on our chalk board, I have been able to create my lists and I have also discovered I can use them to help me stay a bit more organised around the house.
Below are four of my favourite alternative way’s to use Stationery Island around the house:
Number 1 – helping to remember when I put the leftovers in the fridge!
I don’t know about you but I am forever having the conversation with the hubby asking ‘when did we put these tinned peaches in the fridge’ or the ‘how long have we had these beans?’ Well these pens have certainly helped us out with that. After popping the leftovers into a suitable plastic container I then use the pens to write on the side the day/date and hey presto, no more wasting food becuase I have no idea how old it is!
Number 2 – helping to identify frozen meals
This is a bit like number 1 but again it stops me playing ‘what’s for tea’ roulette when I pick out tubs from the freezer. Just like above, when I am tupperwaring up the leftovers for the freezer I use the pens to write on the lids what is in them. No more is that spag Bol, chilli or ragu sauce guess work. Anything for a simple life!
Number 3 – helping to organise the kids clothes
We are lucky having two girls as I can recycle their clothes, but what is hard work is keeping track of what sizes are in what box that I have put in the loft. This is where the pens come in handy. I just write on the side of the tubs and can see at a glance what is where and grab what I need. When I want to swap the clothes around in the tubs I can just wipe the pen off and re-write.
As you can see from the pics I tried labels in the past but they are such a pain to get off, the pens are so much easier, a quick wipe and you can update them.
Number 4 – The pens also work on glass!
We use glass containers in our kitchen cupboards to hold some of our regular larder ingrediants. I use the pens to label up the containers so when we replenish our stock I know what needs to go where.
Stationery Island have a wide selection of wet wipe or dry wipe chalk markers, all of which can be used on blackboards, plastics, metal, ceramics and glass. To see their full range click here.
Now the fab team at Stationery Island are offering you the opportunity to win not just 1 pack of these great pens but 2! By entering this giveaway you could be in for a chance to win a 10 pack of their 6mm Dry Wipe Chalk Markers as well as an 8 pack of their 3mm Dry Wipe Markers.
The giveaway will be closing on Friday 21st October 2016. To enter follow the the instructions below. Good Luck!
Let’s get organised!
*I was gifted these pens from Stationery Island for the purpose of this post and the giveaway. My views as always are my own.