Most homes have some version of a message board or family schedule. Most of the time these communication command centers are located in the kitchen. More often than not they are on the fridge. Homework, grocery lists, coupons, calendars and reminders all end up stuck to the fridge with magnets, creating a cluttered and often chaotic look. Creating an organized message board can clear the clutter and make staying on top of family operations easier.
Organized message boards can be done on a wall of the kitchen with several different materials. Chalk board paint can create a message board on any wall. Today’s chalk board paint even comes in a range of colors to suit every color palette. Magnetic paint can also be used to create a simple message board. Other options include a white board like one would find in an office or a cork board. Coordinating the look and color of the message board with other design elements in the kitchen like wall color, cabinetry and floors will help the message board feel like a cohesive part of the design.
To keep the message board from getting out of control with clutter, clear it once a week. Make room for the latest A homework grade, artistic masterpiece or this week’s coupons. Continually vetting the message board and updating the calendar will keep it organized. Children’s artwork and good grades can be hung in a revolving gallery on another wall in the kitchen or hallway. Keep the fridge clear of clutter except for the magnet collection.