My office has become my little sanctuary for working and planning my blog, as well as storing much needed items that go along with an organized office. And it’s oftentimes my dumping ground for PAPER! You know that 5 letter word that most of us have a hard time handling. Me too, I’m guilty of paper clutter! When I was given the opportunity to try out a Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Wall Manager, available exclusively at Staples, I knew it would be a fun little item to have in my space.
I loved the idea that the squares were easily hung on a vertical space, leaving my desk space more clutter free and all I had to do was pick a wall to try out this fun system. I chose white (it’s also available in black) to pop against all the black and green I have in my office and quickly came to the conclusion that since I have limited wall space, the perfect spot to put my Wall Manager squares system was smack in the middle of my big zebra bulletin board (since there is foam core under there) and it worked out perfectly!
I got my big box of supplies in the mail and began unwrapping everything. Each square is sold separately and it has a plastic grid on the back, with small nails to hold it in place. Then the front snaps on and you’re ready to begin organizing. All the plastic parts are interchangeable on the grid that has lines on it. Those snap into place wherever you want them to go.
Since my bulletin board is haphazard in the way it’s organized, I figured this had to be a better way to see things. Besides, my board has been more of a memorabilia board and not so functional until now. So I took all the loose paper items off the bottom portion of my board to have room to install the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Wall Manager.
I centered the grids and tapped the nails into place. Keep in mind that this system is for lightweight things like papers, markers, thumbtacks, etc. so the plastic organizers work well for keeping small office supplies handy.
I snapped a dry erase square on the left and a cork square on the right. I can now place reminders on my dry erase board and pin up important things to remember on the cork board.
Below on the lined grids, my plastic organizers snapped into place. I can place thumbtacks and pins in those two little drawers and add a marker and dry eraser on the little ledge below the white board. I stacked some cards in the top little bin and it also had some hooks and clamps that I can move around too. I’m planning to use that deep slot on the bottom left for mail. I need something to keep me organized and I do think that this will help a bunch.
I like the fact that it’s within eye shot of my desk, and I can glance over and see my calendar from my chair. I’m an old school girl when it comes to a real paper calendar, and that’s what keeps my months organized and tells me what’s coming up next. I have to write things down or I WILL forget them! You know how that is, I’m sure.
I really like this little system and the fact that it fits right on my existing bulletin board to help with the organization even more. Those little bins and the boards will come in handy, I know. I need ALL the help I can get with organization. Working at home, it’s not always easy to stay organized and I procrastinate with the paper clutter. Having a dedicated space for my mail to go until I can get to it will be a big time saver. Now it won’t be piled on my desk! At least I can put the bills there until it’s time to pay them. How are you staying organized these days? This Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Wall Manager is cute, stylish, and functional and it’s going to help me stay on top of my weeks.
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