Washer Notes with a Dry Erase Pen

Washer Notes with a Dry Erase Pen // thepapermama.com

I found this really neat thing on the Mother’s Niche blog: Washer Notes with a Dry Erase Pen. Such a great idea. My husband is awesome and he’s good at so many things, but he is crazy when it comes to doing the laundry. In the 12 years we’ve been together I’ve lost the following to laundry accidents:

– 5 wool sweaters shrunk to dog sweater size (I don’t know why I keep buying them)

– countless blouses

– 2 favorite jeans turned into capris

– so many dresses

Washer Notes with a Dry Erase Pen // thepapermama.com

I’m sure there’s more, but that’s all I can think of at the moment. It’s not really his fault, the real problem is I wash something and forget about it. I leave it in the washer, so the husband tosses the load of wash into the dryer to help. Dang. That’s why this whole dry erase thing is awesome. I tied up a dry erase pen next to the washer and when I’m washing any clothes that need special care, I can just write a note on the top of the actual machine! I can’t wait to see if this works (I’ll be sure to let you know).

Side note: if you love the wash jar that’s in the photo above, check out my homemade laundry and “WASH” jar tutorial. I’ve included a printable for you to print out the “WASH” and paint your own.

– Chelsey

P.S. I recommend you use a nice quality dry erase marker for this. Maybe test a little line with the marker on the hidden spot of your washer and let it sit for a couple days, just to make sure the marker erases all the way.


  • Brooke on said:

    Well, I tried this several years ago and maybe it's the brand I used (I'm thinking it was expo) but it never fully wiped off. I have washed it and washed it but I can still see the note. So hopefully you will have better luck! Just maybe try in an inconspicuous place first! 😉

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      It worked for me, but I bet it all depends on the washer.

  • Terin Garrett on said:

    This is a wonderful idea! My gma does a lot of our laundry while she's watching our kids during the day (yes, I'm blessed!), but she ends up ruining quite a bit! lol

  • Cris - MyPartyDesign on said:

    This is genius! I have the same laundry problems with my better half so I might try this technique too 🙂

  • Ann on said:

    This is genius!! I run into the exact same problem. Let us know how it turns out 🙂

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