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Sunday, November 23, 2008
Do you use your wall space?
Here are a few ways to use wall space:
1. Shelving! Deep, narrow, all shapes and sizes - there's a shelf to fit your needs (or you can make one!)
2. Hooks and racks. Handy for hanging anything from keys to coats to tools.
3. Cork board or dry erase surface (most are now also magnetic). Can be used for keeping lists, hanging up important papers, or just posting something fun.
4. Filing containers designed to hold papers or clipboards - they come in all shapes and sizes.
5. Lighting. Don't forget adequate lighting! It can completely change the feel and function of a space.
6. Artwork. Make your space beautiful!
Of course, it's important to keep function in mind. If you put up a dry erase board, will you be able to write on it comfortably in that location? If not, you probably won't use it.
Utilizing wall space offers you more ways to keep things at eye level and within easy reach. You're more likely to remember to sign that important school paper if it's on your "to do" cork board than if it's buried in a stack of papers on the kitchen counter.
Take a quick tour of your home or office and think about how you might use any wall space that's currently empty. If you need help or ideas, give me a call or email!