These Wall Organizers Are Like Bullet Journals for Your Home
TPS reports, countless 6-year-olds’ birthday parties, live-tweeting the Grammys for your 79 followers… There’s a lot on your plate that you need to remember and sometimes calendar alerts and the Notes app on your phone just don’t cut it. And c’mon, where would you even borrow the time to start a fancy bullet journal? You need a full-blown command center. One that is easy to use, lets you see everything you need to do at a glance and keeps stuff front of mind (since you’re always walking past it). That’s where these wall organizers come in. They’ll help you keep your life in order, and they’re chic enough that you won’t mind having them on display.
1. Best for Small Spaces: Kaira Wood Entryway Organizer
Leave it to West Elm to come up with an organization system for type A’s that feels totally laid-back. The dry erase board casually leans against the wall above the 36-inch-wide rail, which has hooks to keep your keys, clutch and a light coat always within arm’s reach of heading out the door. There’s a mirror for any last looks, a hanging basket to collect all those coupons your admirers at Valpak keep sending you and even a magnetic board for the school permission forms you can’t forget to sign.
2. Best for Creative Types: Kaforise Painted Wire Wall Grid Panels
If you prefer your organization system to be a bit more free-flowing—and cost roughly as much as a dinner for two at Chipotle—look no further. This kit provides you with two square grids and the screws to hang them on your wall. From there, you can buy a few clothespins and hanging shelves to design a layout to suit your needs.
3. Best for Minimalists: Wooden Study System
Let’s face it: A bunch of papers stuck on your wall, reminding you of everything you need to do, can be stressful. And clutter-y. For a more streamlined and Zen approach (that doesn’t put your hot mess of a life on full display for anyone who crosses your entryway), go for Pottery Barn Teen’s wooden study system. A deep pocket keeps loose papers within reach without being in your face, and its white-and-tan color combo blends in with neutral walls. Your only challenge will be keeping the pinboard under control.
4. Best for Goal Diggers: 1Thrive
You know an organizer is a hot commodity when you can actually preorder it. That’s because the line was designed by a team of self-described planners and busy parents, all with the objective of helping people track and achieve their goals. Think of the collection as an actionable vision board, minus the collaging. The company offers seven styles of command centers, based on your needs, but we’re partial to the Susan—the warm wood tones, matte black and gold accents are all on trend. More important, this system can tackle everything from sorting mail and planning meals to keeping track of little Roberta’s 18 extracurriculars and 2044 presidential run.
5. Best for ‘Fixer Upper’ Fans: MyGift Rustic Wall Organizer
You’re all about that Joanna Gaines modern farmhouse look, but you don’t have time to go antiquing for the perfect vintage piece that you can lovingly restore—or distress—over multiple weekends. We get it. Skip the legwork and opt for this old-school mailbox-inspired piece.
6. Best for Aspiring Momagers: Chalkboard Command Center
If you’re juggling more projects (and kids’ schedules) than Kris Jenner, you need this Etsy find. This extra-large chalkboard calendar lets you plan things out 60 days in advance, with sections where you can jot down (carefully calligraphed) notes, plan out the week’s dinner menu and list your to-do’s and groceries to buy.
7. Best for Modern Families: Acrylic Dry Erase Calendar
Sometimes you just want something sleek, simple and mod. You don’t need storage hooks or mail sorters; you just want a chic way to remember when the next swim lesson or MIL visit is. This acrylic calendar is a stylish twist on the basic dry erase board, and it can be customized with your family’s name across the top, as well as your choice of silver, gold or matte black hardware. Plus, each square in the calendar measures three inches by three inches, meaning you’ll actually have enough room to jot things down legibly.