I love the early days of a newly organized space in our house. It's new and exciting, and everyone does their best to keep it straight and put things in their designated spots. That was the case when we took this blank wall and empty corner...
And created a drop zone for our family. But you really need to use a space in real life for a while before learning what works best.
From time-to-time, it's good to revisit these areas and make adjustments so they continue to live up to their full potential. Because if the organization isn't functioning for you, then it will just become another clutter zone. Such was the case with our little kitchen nook... most of it was working great, but the corkboard became a dumping ground for loose papers, and the wall basket was constantly being bumped because it was too close to the edge of the wall.
So when Martha Stewart asked me to try out her new Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Wall Manager system (well, she didn't, but I guess her people did, so virtually the same, right?!), I hoped it would help us better utilize the space. The first step is to gawk at all the cool components, then decide how you want to customize your wall.
In true Martha fashion, this system is genius... and fool-proof. Each board has a built-in bubble level, so it won't end up wonky on the wall.
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The bases also have notches to help you align them with each other, either vertically or horizontally. Little sticky pads hold them in place, while you hammer the provided finishing nails in the designated holes.
Then you snap the fronts to the base, and voila... wall system!
The modular system allows you to customize them to virtually any size wall, in any room. It's perfect for utilizing vertical space, and not cluttering up table and desk tops. If not for my light switch, I'd have loved to add the wall calendar board. I love how functional it is, yet still looks clean and stylish.
The accessory board allows you to add shelves, caddies, drawers, and even clips and hooks. Simply snap them on, in any arrangement that works best for you.
The cork board is nice and deep, so pins push all the way in.
The dry erase board is also magnetic, so it pulls double duty.
The accessory boards hold up to 10 pounds each, so there's plenty of room for all our essentials.
The original bins and charging station are still working great for us, so I built the new Wall Manager around them. You can choose between white and graphite, and everything is available in-store or online at Staples.
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