For those of you that have seen the walls of my office space, the first thing you will probably notice are my Post-it Self-Stick Wall Pads with numerous ideas and diagrams (some clear and some still in “ideavelopment”). Now I am not talking about your run of the mill 3M Post-it notes here (although I am a big fan of the 4×6 variety for brainstorming exercises and story cards). A few years ago, 3M released self stick 20×23 wall pads. They work just like your typical post-it notes in that they stick to everything fairly well without leaving any residue or bleed through. They go nicely hand in hand with my other favourite office product the Sharpie (as someone with a pretty large racing autograph collection, never ever trust a non-Sharpie – the cost savings is just not worth the loss in quality).
You have likely come across multiple white boards that are stained with past notes or worse permanent markers. Now, as you may know from my previous post, I am a fan of the 3M Wall Pads so I tend to do most of my writing on them instead of white boards. However, we have all come across the dreaded permanent marker mistake at some point. It is surprising however, how few people know how easy it is to deal with this. Especially when it comes to a permanent marker on a dry board (my thanks to Owen for teaching me this one).