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How to Hang Whiteboard in Cubicles
A whiteboard can help you keep track of your work to-do list or communicate with colleagues. If you want to hang one from a cubicle, you won't be able to use thumb tacks because the walls of most cubicles are too thin. Instead, you'll need to find a creative hanging option that works within your employer's restrictions for cubicle decorations.
Check the stability of your cubicle first. If the walls are thin and easily moved, they might not support even the lightest whiteboard, and certainly won't support a large one mounted with heavy brackets. Tug slightly on the wall of your cubicle. If it gives, it's too weak. In this case, try a whiteboard that can sit on your desk using a prop to hold it upright.
Affix partition hangers to your whiteboard if your cube has walls low enough to mount the board. Put the lip of the partition hanger underneath the outer rim of the whiteboard so that the other end of the hanger sticks up above the board. Some partition hangers may instead come with mounting screws or very strong tape that allows you to affix them to the board. After the partition hangers are affixed, secure them to your cubicle by positioning the top bracket over the top of your cubicle, allowing the whiteboard to hang down.
Use the hangers that came with the whiteboard to mount it directly to your wall. Many whiteboards come with small adhesive strips that work fairly well on non-porous or semi-porous cubicle surfaces. Simply peel the paper off of the back of each strip, positioning strips in each corner and several in the center of the board. Next, peel the paper off of the other side of the strip, and push against the cubicle wall. Hold in place for 10 seconds to allow the adhesive to grab onto the wall.
Avoid hanging very heavy whiteboards in areas of your cube where they could fall on you or someone else.
Van Thompson is an attorney and writer. A former martial arts instructor, he holds bachelor's degrees in music and computer science from Westchester University, and a juris doctor from Georgia State University. He is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including a 2009 CALI Legal Writing Award.