Friday, October 11, 2013
I've been using my Whiteboard calendar for a few weeks now and I love it! Instead of trying to memorize dates, and to-do items, I just open the hall closet door, scribble them out, then close the door. Of course, when I'm in work mode, I keep that door open, but when I'm trying to chilax I can just close the door an no-ones the wiser. After using it for a while, though, I realized I needed a few more things to make it really work for me. The first thing that hit me: where the heck are my dry erase pens? Those need to be handy. The second thing: my sleeves are going to get gross, quick. I need an eraser. Third: What do I do when I need to take my supply order list to my computer and actually order the stuff? Hmmm...
I remembered that Office Depot was carrying locker organizey stuff, so I headed over there. I found this cute metal pen holder and a simple little clipboard. I happened to buy this set of magnetic hooks from MUJI a few weeks back for the kitchen, and had one to spare.
I wanted to unify these things and make them match the calendar, so all I needed was some masking tape and some gold spray paint. The gold ended up matching the gold tape really well. And horray for happy accidents - the gold stripes on the black pen holder match the whiteboard frame perfectly!
I filled up the pen holder with my washi tape rolls, dry-erase pens, and a ball point pen and attached the whole thing with the same 3M velcro strips that I used on the board. I added a pad of paper to the clip board and hung it on a clear 3M removable hook. That way I can take it on and off as needed. I stuck the hook on with a sticky strip, too, and added a t-shirt rag made from one of my worn out shirts.
Now my calendar closet door is functional and organized. It looks pretty cute, too!