Clipboards-Rearranged

by leanneja on May 12, 2011 · 8 comments

in Children,General organizing

I rely on clipboards and I’ve got my kids to rely on them now too. We use them everyday. They hold school papers, sports schedules, reading charts, permission slips, etc. The kids are really good about taking care of the things on their clipboards themselves, even the younger ones.

But there was a problem with how they were hanging on the inside of the pantry door. If someone would shut the door too hard the clipboard would get caught in the door or fall. This is what they started looking like. So I moved them to the mudroom lockers and that didn’t work either. They would get lost under the coats, jackets, and backpacks.

So back to the pantry they go! I took the Command hooks down. They are so easy to remove. Then I used replacement strips to put them back up in a different arrangement.

They work so much better on the inside of the pantry door now (I made new clipboards too). The kitchen is the center of our home so it just makes sense to have them there.

To make them work better I just hung them one on top of another. Now they don’t get caught in the door and Ammon can reach his easier. So after some trial and error the clipboards are back where they belong.

Organizing lesson learned: Try something again and again (if you have too) until it works for you.

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kristy May 13, 2011 at 5:35 am

I think that is so funny that you made new clipboards since the edges were crushed. That is soooo something that I would do. I love your organizational tips. I love my clipboards too!
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sécia May 13, 2011 at 10:10 am

I love organization and this is awesome!

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truliescrumptious May 13, 2011 at 10:25 am

This is such a FABULOUS Idea! Isn’t being organized the best? OK I totally am not, but this is something I could totally do and Love! THanks for sharing this is awesome. We are Absolutely loving your blog! SO great!

Anna May 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Another super cute idea! I’d love it if you’d link this to my party: http://www.askannamoseley.com/2011/05/weekend-warrior-link-party-4.html

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Felicia May 16, 2011 at 5:35 am

Perfect! Love how you use them in the first place! Now, I love the arrangement!

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Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes May 16, 2011 at 7:52 am

I love those command hooks too and use them all the time. Too bad you had to make new clipboards, but at least you got to use up your creativity. Hope this organzing project works well for you because it sounds like a great idea, especially for kids who forget to give their parents important papers.

Kristy Life n Reflection Photography May 16, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I love clipboards. I don’t know why but I just keeping buying more. Yours are so clever!
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Suzanne @ Delightfully Organized May 18, 2011 at 10:04 am

Thank you for sharing this. I’ve been debating where to put a few lists of my own in the kitchen but there’s not much wall space. I think this is just the solution I have been needing.

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