Dry erase boards are one of those tools that can really help you get organized if used properly.
Or you can just use the dry erase board to draw doodles. The choice is yours.
Regardless, while there’s a lot of organization apps on the market nowadays nothing beats writing a task down on a handy dry erase board. You can set the board in a prominent spot where you have no choice but to remember the task you wrote down in the first place. Or you can write down fitness goals, or a shopping list.
Overall, a good dry erase board can make your life a lot easier. That’s always our goal when picking out these lists. Finding products that enhance your life so you can focus on more important things at hand.
If you’re in a hurry, here are our top 3 quick picks for the Best Dry Erase Boards of 2021
- U Brands Contempo Magnetic Dry Erase Board
- Viz-Pro Magnetic Dry Erase Board
- AmazonBasics Dry Erase Board
Criteria for Choosing the Dry Erase Boards
Size/Durability: Does the brand offer several different dry erase board sizes? Do the smaller sizes remain sturdy? Are the larger sizes big but not so big where they won’t remain steady where you mount them?
Price: It’s a dry erase board. You should not have to break the bank over a dry erase board. (Note: There are some larger sizes that are more expensive but those seem to be more for large workplace settings.)
Reviews: It’s natural to gravitate to the products that have a higher amount of reviews. We like seeing the product’s overall rating based on the number of reviews, and how many of those reviews are five-star ratings.
Does it come with a marker? This is self-explanatory.
The 7 of Best Dry Erase Boards of 2021
First off, hats off to the Contempo dry erase board for meeting our marker criteria right off the bat. So how does the rest of this product stack up? Well, this dry erase board comes with double-sided Velcro mounting strips for easy assembly. The price is great, coming in at under fifteen dollars. There are only two size options for this brand, eleven by fourteen inches and eight and a half by eleven inches. The Contempo dry erases board currently has a 4.6-star rating based on an average of 22,710 global reviews. 16,789 of those ratings are five-star reviews.
- One reviewer said that this board was great for doing her math homework and it saved her from having to waste scrap paper
- Another reviewer said that she didn’t know how she lived without one of these dry erase boards
- The price is super reasonable
- The board is magnetic
- Another reviewer said this dry erase board was perfect for a small office space at home
- Several reviewers said it was difficult to wipe the marker off the dry erase board and that it smeared
- Another reviewer said the adhesive that came with the dry erase board did not keep it sturdy on their fridge
- Another reviewer said this board wasn’t as magnetic as they thought
What’s really nice about the Viz-Pro dry erase board is the sheer amount of sizes available for purchase. You can get size ranges from twenty-four by eighteen inches all the way to ninety-six by forty-eight inches (Note: The bigger sizes for this brand are the ones that reach up over a hundred dollars.) You can mount this board vertically or horizontally and the board is made with an anti-scratch silver aluminum frame and it comes with a wall-mount screw kit for easy and sturdy assembly.
- This product currently has a 4.6 star rating based on an average of 18,794 global reviews. 14,599 of those ratings are five star reviews.
- One reviewer said that they were expecting a cheap dry erase board but this product was well made and exceeded their expectations
- Another reviewer appreciated that it was very easy to clean this board
- Other reviewers praised this board’s sturdiness and said it was easy to assemble
- Comes with a detachable marker tray
- Several reviewers said that their dry erase boards arrived damaged
- Another reviewer said that the writing surface peeled from the backing very quickly
- A few reviewers said that their dry erase board didn’t clean very easily
It’s magnetic! It comes with a marker and magnets! It’s the AmazonBasics dry erase board! This is another product that gives you a lot of size selections. Depending on availability in each size, you can get your dry erase board with an aluminum frame that’s magnetic or non-magnetic, or you can choose a wood frame. This dry erase board also has a built-in tray for markers. The AmazonBasics dry erase board currently has a 4.6-star rating based on an average of 7,980 global reviews. 6,292 of those ratings are five-star reviews.
- One reviewer said that this white board was the easiest one to install out of all of the white boards they had used
- Another reviewer said that they liked how sturdy this dry erase board was.
- Another reviewer said that this dry erase board was great for them to use when they were teaching virtual classes
- The prices are reasonable (but they do change depending on the size)
- One reviewer said that their dry erase board arrived damaged and they thought it was poor quality.
- This dry erase board is not returnable
- Multiple lower starred reviews were due to the fact that the reviewers dry erase boards arrived damaged
The X-Board double-sided magnetic dry erase board comes with three markers, four push pin magnets, and one magnetic eraser. What’s good about this board too is that it’s also made with a detachable aluminum marker tray. The board is double-sided as well! The X-Board dry erase board currently has a 4.6-star rating based on an average of 2,533 global reviews.
- It’s the first double sided board on the list so far!
- Comes in a variety of sizes, and even the largest size is still priced under one hundred dollars
- One reviewer said that this board was top notch and exceeded their expectations
- Several reviewers said that their dry erase boards arrived packaged nicely and thus didn’t show up damaged
- Multiple reviewers said that this dry erase board was sturdy and easy to set up
- Those dry erase board is not returnable
- A few reviewers never got their extra accessories
- Several reviewers said that their dry erase board did arrive damaged
This board is perfect if you just want a small dry erase board with some extra accessories. The Kedudes dry erase board comes in two sizes: eight and a half by eleven inches and eleven by fourteen inches. This dry erase board doesn’t require any tools for assembly. Just attach the adhesive magnets or double-sided tape depending on where you’re mounting the board and voila! You’re ready to write.
- The amount of accessories you get with this dry erase board are nice. You get six markers, two magnetic clips, and four adhesive magnets/four double sided tape pieces for easy mounting.
- The markers have erasers on the tips for easy cleaning
- This product currently has a 4.5 star rating based off of an average of 8,321 global reviews.
- 6,101 of those ratings are five star reviews.
- A lot of reviewers said that this dry erase board was the perfect size to put on refrigerators
- One reviewer said that their board didn’t stay mounted and sturdy with the mounting materials provided
- Another reviewer says that the board stains if you don’t clean it off after writing something quickly
- Another reviewer said that their board wasn’t super magnetic, and that magnets didn’t stick to the board easily
The Mead dry erase board is simple but straight to the point. It’s designed with an aluminum frame and comes with a one-year warranty. The Mead board comes with mounting hardware and an adjustable marker tray. This board comes in one size: twenty-four by eighteen inches, and you can purchase the basic version for under twenty dollars, or the improved or updated versions (the updated version is pricier but still costs less than thirty-five dollars.)
- This dry erase board currently has a 4.4 star rating based off of 4,777 global reviews. 3,296 of those ratings are five star reviews.
- You can hang this board vertically or horizontally
- Several reviewers said that their dry erase board was sturdy and easy to erase after use
- Other reviewers said it was good quality and decently priced
- One reviewer said that their dry erase board was still working great after one year of use
- This board is not magnetic
- Several reviewers said that it was very challenging to clean marker off of this dry erase board
- Other reviewers said that their board arrived damaged and one said that they were missing the parts needed for mounting the dry erase board
Rounding out our list is a dry erase board that is designed to keep you on task. The Yaze chore chart is very reasonably priced (even the larger size is under thirty-five dollars) and this board comes with five markers and one eraser. Even the markers have erasers/magnets built on the caps for extra convenience and easy use. You can get this chore chart in black or white. Right now the Yaze chore chart has a 4.6-star rating based on an average of 4,873 global reviews. 3,761 of those ratings are five-star reviews.
- This dry erase board is formatted for tasks so you have no excuse to not get things done!
- This board is priced reasonably
- Several reviewers said that this board actually helped their kids get more chores done
- Another reviewer said that this was a board that all parents should get
- Another reviewer said they were super happy buying this board and mentioned that it was really easy to wipe off the markers
- Several reviewers said that this dry erase board was well made and the perfect size for a refrigerator
- If you need a board that isn’t pre-formatted this isn’t the product for you (not a knock against the product, just a preference thing)
- One reviewer took one star off of what would’ve been a five star rating because she wasn’t happy with the markers: She said you really had to use a cleaning solution to get the market off the dry erase board
- Another reviewer said that their dry erase board did not stick to their refrigerator
- Another reviewer said that their dry erase board wouldn’t flatten (this board isn’t designed with a frame) even after she put something heavy on it.
There’s something magical about writing things down that helps keep you on task. Sure, a dry erase board might be a bit more rudimentary nowadays in this age of advanced technology, but boy does a good quality dry erase board still get the job done in terms of organization. Whether you’re using your dry erase board for to-do lists, chore charts, cute notes, or whatever else, consider it an investment in improving your life, making things easier one step at a time.
Other Products You May Need
- The 9 Most Durable Watch Winders Of 2021
- The Seven Best Desk Pads of 2021
- The 8 Best Desk Mats To Keep Your Desk In Check
We hope you enjoy these products! But keep in mind, Grit Daily might take a small commission on the items recommended here—but that doesn’t mean we don’t believe in them. We only recommend products that we would buy or use ourselves, so don’t be wary of our suggestions.