I love IKEA, I could spend the next year posting Works for Me Wednesday tips with my IKEA finds.
Today’s tip is my IKEA chalkboard. You don’t have to buy one from IKEA though. Pottery Barn makes one that is almost identical, although it costs three times as much. You could even make one yourself with chalkboard paint.
In our new house we have an eat-in kitchen. Since we eat breakfast at the kitchen table, the chalkboard is one of the first things the kids see when they come downstairs in the morning.
On the board I write the date, and our breakfast and dinner plans. I also add a little piece of encouragement. After we get a school schedule going, I will also keep their chore packs at the bottom of the board.
If a child comes down and sees that French toast is for breakfast, he or she knows they need to wait until I come down. If it says cereal or bagels, they can get their own breakfast even if I am still upstairs getting ready for the day.
Posting dinner keeps me from answering the “what’s for dinner” question ten times a day. It also allows for my picky eaters to fill up on lunch if they don’t care for what is being served at night.
The kitchen message board is just a little something to make my life a bit easier.