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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 21 - Chalkboard Organizers {31 Cheap & Easy DIY Organizers}




Think you have to spend a lot of money on costly organizing tools to get your house in order?  Nope!  Getting organized doesn't have to be expensive!

Throughout this series I'm sharing ideas to help you organize your home by either

  • making simple organizers with things that don't cost very much OR
  • using items you already have in a different way.
If cost has been holding you back from getting organized, now you've got no more excuses!  

Do you sometimes forget important details or lose the sticky note you wrote a reminder on?  Having a permanent place to keep those sorts of reminders or messages is a great way to get organized!

Today I want to show you some cheap & easy DIY chalkboard organizers.


  • If you want to go big and keep your reminders right where you come and go from your home, how about a chalkboard on your door?  Chalk paint is relatively inexpensive and you can use it in lots of places.  

Organize and Decorate Everything



  • For keeping track of important dates and schedules, a chalkboard calendar comes in handy.  You can buy them but they aren't cheap.  Here's a DIY version that you can use as part of a command centre for the whole family, or in a child's room to keep track of their school assignments.  

I Heart Organizing



  • On a smaller scale, chalkboard labels are very handy.  I use them in my pantry on my jars and bins so I can change them as needed.  

Tips for Organizing Your Pantry



  • Here's a tutorial for making your own chalk labels.  How cute and useful are they for organize kids' toys?

Simply Organized



  • Instead of chalkboard, you can also use whiteboards.  I have one in our command centre for our weekly reminders and it really helps me ensure that things don't slip through the cracks.

Command Centre: Weekly Notes


  • If you're feeling creative, here's a great tutorial for DIY'ing your own whiteboard!

Scattered Squirrel


So now you have no excuse for forgetting the little details (or the big ones!).  DIY a chalkboard or whiteboard so you can keep track of everything!




For more chalk label ideas, check out this post.



You can find lots of other cheap and easy DIY organizers on my DIY Organizers board on Pinterest.  Make sure you're following me on Pinterest so you don't miss any DIY organizer ideas!



What do you use chalkboards or whiteboards for?  What do you use chalk labels for? Have you DIY'd any chalkboard or whiteboard organizers?

Happy {Cheap & Easy DIY} organizing!



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4 comments:

  1. Since most schools have gone to dry erase boards ( mine included), I have found that finding chalk can sometimes be a challenge. ( Maybe I need to go to a specialty craft store). Very cute ideas! ~M

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    1. It's definitely harder to find chalk than in the past, but I was still able to find chalk at Michael's and Staples, but you can also buy chalk markers now, which are a bit more expensive than chalk, but also much less messy. Here's an example: http://amzn.to/1A11YVo. Good luck!

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  2. Painted chalkboards have been tremendously popular in the last 10 years. I finished my first one last weekend. I used the magnetic paint...and honestly, I wouldn't say it works great. Though my chalkboard project looks amazing! Love this post! Thank you

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    1. I haven't tried chalkboard paint personally Meranda, but I agree that they've become very popular. I'm glad your project looks great!

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