There are some odd tidbits of experience you pick up when you work with whiteboards and stickies for a longer period of time. Here’s a random collection of my tidbits that might be nice to know for beginners:
3m sticky notes are still the best ones, i.e. the stickiest ones that are least likely to fall off your board. AFAIR there are differences between the colors. The light yellow, archetypical notes are the stickiest.
We’ve tried out a lot of cheaper stickies and it just led to autumn being year round (= the “leaves” falling down a lot). Among the sticky note copycats I remember Tesa to be the best one.
The usual way to tear off a sticky (upwards) will make it stand off of the board at an angle. If you peel them off left to right, they’ll stay flat. Despite this knowledge I can’t rewire my muscles to tear off to the sides. My stickies always curl :/
Blue Edding boardmarker (most common brand in Germany) becomes non-dry-erasable after a few weeks. Really annoying! That’s why we’ve stopped using blue marker all together.
You can remove dried up writing on a whiteboard by retracing the lines with another whiteboard marker and then wiping. The solvents of the new line also solve the old writing. If you don’t want to whip out the whiteboard cleaner, that’s a working alternative.
Do you have any tidbits to share?