This is one of my top three organizational tools in my home. It's a huge bulletin board that I made and hung in my laundry room. How did I make it? It was so easy and so cheap...only cost about $25. I went to the local lumber store and got them to cut a large piece of homasote. Homasote is a thick cardboard type of wood. The best part about it is that you can stick thumb tacks right in it. I bought a large piece of fabric and stapled it to the back. To hang it on the wall, I nailed one nail in each corner. I am not crafty at all so if I say this was easy, it was!
So, what do I use it for? EVERYTHING! I stick business cards on it, school calendars, prescriptions, receipts, invitations, anything that I want to have easy access to that I don't want to get put into a pile. About once a week I "purge" anything that has expired or that we don't need anymore. I like it because I can tack stuff anywhere and it still looks cute. When I come inside from anywhere, my first stop is to hang up mail, coupons or items that I brought in from the car. I don't like anything on my refrigerator so this is great for that too.