Creating a Command Center with the Martha Stewart Wall Manager
Since the beginning of this blog I have encouraged my readers to create a command center of some kind in their home. A grand central station of organizing necessity for families. I’ve written about the importance of it before here and here. It’s basically a hub to collect very important pieces of information where the entire family can see and contribute to it.
There has never really been an affordable and easy way to do this however. It has discouraged me because creating one from scratch that adjusts with your needs is hard to come by. Trust me I’ve looked.
So can I tell you how excited I was to discover the new Martha Wall Manager line? It’s exactly what I was looking for.
It’s available exclusively at Staples in BOTH the US and Canada. I know that it’s available in Canada because even though I was sent a couple of the pieces from Staples to check out, I went out and bought more of the collection at my local Staples store to add to my setup.
Those of you who have read here for any length of time know that I’m a details girl. Details are important to me and I think it’s the extra details added to a product that can really set it above and make it shine. What impressed me the most about the Wall Manager system, beside the functionality, is how easy it is to assemble. No I’m not kidding. So easy. Because I could do it. Myself. Usually I have to rely on my hubby for such things involving nails and a hammer, not to mention a level. Ummm no I’m not that kind of gal. But here’s the thing. The Wall Manager boards are each two pieces….a front and a back. The back comes off and that is what you attach to the wall. Each board has it’s own built in level and marked spots for the micro-nails. Then when you’ve got it hung, the front panel just snaps on again. It is just that easy.
I put mine together using four accessory boards including two of the clip boards, one bulletin board and one magnetic white board. They are each sold separately so you can mix and match them up however you want to suit your family’s needs. That is very cool I must say. I’m using it for my menu planning and I like that I now have somewhere to put my weekly recipes instead of all over my counter.
There are a number of different accessories that slide right onto the clip boards as well including shelves, drawers, hooks and paper organizers. Not shown but something I still want to purchase is the taller paper/file organizer. I have the shorter version, as seen above, which is great for notepads and things but the taller one would allow you to add file folders for each of the kids to house all those important notes/schedules that come home from school.
You can even get a calendar board for it as well if you want but those small squares would be tough to write in I think.
And if white is not up your alley, the collection also comes in black.
Oh the possibilities!!
The Martha Stewart Wall Manager collection is currently on sale in the US (online and in store) for 40% off but only until March 23rd I believe. Yikes, that’s tomorrow! Don’t wait if this is something you are interested in because that’s a great deal!
Unfortunately, it’s not on sale in Canada right now (total bummer!) but for the week of March 20th to April 2nd you can get a free Martha Stewart spiral notebook at Staples with each Wall Manager purchase of $9.99 or more.