Wednesday, September 17, 2008 2:41 PM EDT
Whether you are living by yourself, with roommates or with your family, you need a system to keep reminder notes, to-do lists, store papers, plan your calendar and even display photos.
Depending on your need, it can take the form of a simple memo board up to an elaborate organization system.
Eva Solo designed a memo board that integrates a pad and a big rubber pen. Remove it from the wall to write notes and grocery lists.
Go green with a pulp bulletin board where you can slot in pictures and notes and pin the most important notes to the board. Adin Mumma stacked reprocessed paper sheets to create for Umbra a truly unique message board.
For a fresh natural appeal, opt for a walnut magnetic board that uses five magnetic twigs to hold your reminder notes and messages.
Great for kids and adults, Minz and Bettina are two Pups characters available as blackboards by Pupsit. The tiny plush toy acts as the eraser and chalk holder.
To address the need of the active family, the Daily System at Pottery Barn lets you organize and select the components that fit your space. The 12-component system even includes a recharging station for your cell phones, mp3 players and other small electronic devices with tag names.
By Kim Vallee, Lifestyle and Entertaining Expert who runs a daily blog: At Home with Kim Vallee.