How to Make a Sticky Clipboard

Small things can lead to big earnings in this business.  It's why I'm creating these videos about the simplest tools in our adjuster kit bags.  Pitch gauges, cameras, file folders...  

The clipboard is no different.  

I've tried the plastic ones, but they shatter when dropped from a roof - whether accidentally or on purpose.

I've tried those metal ones that you can put documents in, but they're heavy and I don't need any documents but the loss report and graph paper when I'm doing an inspection (plus, my schedule lives in the 13 folder file thing, remember?)  Also, guaranteed you'll want to set it down on your vehicle and guaranteed it will scratch the finish of anything it touches.

The best thing I've found is the good old fashioned fiberboard clipboard that comes in a three pack at the store.  They won't scratch up your car and they make great frisbees.  

I also learned a really cool trick from a roofer back in the day.  Check it out in the video:


  • double sided tape

  • cheap clipboard

  • mousepad or drawer liner

  • a sense of adventure

Mathew Allen

I teach new catastrophe adjusters how to get started in the business.  I also build my own websites and sites for friends (who sometimes pay me).  In addition, I film and produce personal adventure videos for hunting and fishing clients.