Spring is in the air, which means spring cleaning and spring organization is on our minds. It’s our chance at a fresh new start. During the spring, I love to re-visit systems that aren’t working in our house and find new ways to keep our family moving in the most efficient way possible.
Since we are living in a rental house, I’ve been struggling with how to keep us organized without my usual wall hanging organizers. We aren’t going to be here much longer so hanging a wall organizer and hammering nails into the wall isn’t appealing to me. But then, this….
A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from the sweetest gal, Jenny, over at the Martha Stewart.
Yes, I did sorta fah-reak out when I found the e-mail in my inbox. Anyone who loves organization loves them some Martha Stewart. The woman can do no wrong, does organization perfectly, and all of the organization bloggers I know have fallen hard for her awesome office supply line at staples. Not just us bloggers, our readers as well! so when Jenny asked if I would be interested in reviewing the new Martha Stewart wall manager system, i replied with an enthusiastic “YES!”.
Oh, and did I forget to mention Martha Stewart is offering the same wall manager I am sharing today to ONE LUCKY SIMPLY ORGANIZED BLOG READER?!
Oh yea! *happy dance*
Ok, settle down! I’m talking to myself actually. I have been too excited to share this wall manager and giveaway with you that I can barely sit in my chair right now. Be prepared, there are a lot of photos in this post, but it’s a must – trust me. Once you see the photos you will understand why I have fallen hard for this effective wall manager.
Here are the contents of my box…
I couldn’t wait to unpack the box to get a better look at the system. Not only is it ascetically clean and pretty to look at, but the assembly could not have been easier. Each wall manager board comes with hanging instructions attached…
The nails are attached…
And my favorite part – a built-in level…
So, I grabbed everything I needed and got to work.
(Now, before I go on, you’ll notice the nails are still hanging in the bag. I used a few adhesive strips – about 4 large strips per wall manager square – to hang my wall manager. Since we are living in a rental and will be moving in 3 months, I didn’t want to add 8 holes to the wall. When we move to our new house this summer, this beauty is definitely going to be a permanent fixture – and I’ll even add on more components. so, in order to keep the nails from getting lost during our move this summer, I left the bag hanging on the square components.
However, for complete wall-hanging success, I suggest that you hang this wall manager using the included nails. Again, this is a temporary solution for me. I would feel awful if you hung your wall manager with adhesive strips with a long-term plan in mind and then it came off the wall from overloading it. So, I suggest using the nails.)
Hanging the wall manager is super easy. Just place on the wall, check the built-in level and hammer in your nails…
Once you have the backing hung and have checked that it’s level…
You can see here how both hooks just easily snap together…
And that’s it! One…
Once the 4 wall manager pieces were hung, it was time to add the components…
Adding the components was very easy too. They just snap and lock right into place…
It’s amazing how much organization bang you get in a small system too…
Once the components were installed, I made the wall manager my own…
I love it soooo much. Personally, I love it in the kitchen. But this wall manager would be awesome in any area of your home – office, library, homeschool room, or a children’s bedroom.
The wall pocket was still being used but was laying flat. It was annoying to me to dig through the stack of papers each night to find what we needed, but I figured I would deal with it until we moved. But now…Organized!…
The inbox component is a great spot to add manilla folders to keep everything organized. In this inbox I have files for lined paper, our weekly spelling list, kindergarten schedules & papers, 2nd grade schedules & papers, pre-school schedule & papers, and our church schedule & papers.
The next quadrant has a lot of good stuff going on…
In the drawers i’m keeping things like our library cards. The paper hanging directly above this drawer is our most recent check-out list from the library with due dates listed…
I love the tall caddy…
It’s the perfect spot for hanging anything you want to see at a quick glance…Like our school’s hot lunch menu.
and finally, there is an awesome dry erase calendar…That is also magnetic!…
Can't wait to use this wall organizer in our newly decluttered office!
For a command center in the kitchen.
This would be great in my home – – thanks for the opportunity to win!
Organize my kitchen entry!
Would love to use this to organize my always-cluttered desk area!
great in my kitchen to organize my kids!
Great way to organize my home office! Love it!
I would use this system in my new apartment by my desk! I'm a college student with a lot going on so this looks perfect!
I'd use it in the kitchen…the hub of the home! What a very cool looking organizing system! thanks for the chance!
I'd use it in my kitchen-get some papers off the counter!
I would use it in my office to keep track of my kids papers and activities (which now live in a vortex on my desk – such a headache!). Thank you for the chance of winning!
to organize incoming mail/papers!
I want to put this wall manager in my kitchen entrance way for catching the mail that comes in, grocery list etc. And since I can put it up using command hooks, it is perfect for my rental!
In the kitchen to organize my 3 boys school papers!
Perfect for my desk at the entry from the garage. Will organize mail, school papers, etc.
This is great!
I've been eye-ing one of these kinds of wall organizers – I would love to use this!! 🙂
I would use it to organize my homeschool daily station
Oh this is perfect!!!
I love this!! i am organizing my craft room and this would be wonderful!
I would use it to help organize my home office where I do my writing and blogging and lots of other stuff.
Okay, the little hearts all over the picture cracked me up. I love this too! Thanks for sharing!
I'd use this to help organize my phone area. Looks great! Thanks for a chance to win!
I'll use the system in our kitchen to organize school papers and weekly schedules! Such a fun system!
This is amazing! I'd use it in my kitchen & it would really help keep things organised, it looks great too 🙂 x
I'd use it in the hallway between the kitchen and mudroom for keys, family schedule, and all the kid's stuff. It overwhelms me on a daily basis.
I would love to use this in my home office. I need to keep my school and work scheduled organized.
We just moved into a new house, and this system would be perfect!
I'd use this at my bill paying desk!
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I have the perfect spot in my kitchen for this!
Love it! So cool!
It's perfect for replacing my messy comand center in the kitchen!!
Right beside my desk area.
If I win…I Would use it in our entry, so I´m always reminded of things I usually forget to do, to buy….
I would love this system to keep track of my teenage kids' sports and school activities! Thanks for the chance!
This is so cool! What a neat system! Got to love Martha!
Oh, this cool system could come in handy in my house!!! Lovin' Martha for thinking of everything : )
Would love to use this in my kitchen. Perfect as my oldest starts school this year to keep us on track! I also think I really need the calendar part….I tend to be a little unorganized. 🙂
This is exactly would I have been looking for!! I would use it as a family center! Love your idea of hanging spelling words!!! I have the perfect spot picked out!!! Thank YOU!!
This is, very literally, EXACTLY what I've been looking for!
I would use this in my kitchen – there are SO MANY papers that come home with my kindergartener every day!!! Would love a place to keep it all organized. 🙂
This is just what I need! I'll use it to stop the paper trail of incoming mail and keep track of our bills and work schedules.
Would live this in my kitchen command center to replace our current calendar/cork board.
This will go next to my desk in my room for my "office" organization!
I've been looking for new ideas for the family's command central and this looks great.
Saw this at Staple a few weeks ago and knew it would be perfect. Problem is we are not spending on extras since my husband lost his job. Luckily Sam just posted her temporary to do list using large post its. That is working well for us, but this Martha Stewart System would look a lot better!!
I will use it to organize our everyday life and everything that comes along with planning a wedding
I would LOVE to have this. We have a huge blank wall that it would be perfect on.
Oh nice! It would be great to use this to organize my family.
This wall system looks so very easy to use. I have been looking for something like this for awhile now. I need a no time at all solution.
Ohh I could clear out a whole kitchen drawer if I won this! I know just the wall for this system! Look forward to winning it looks so easy!
This would SO help me in organizing our kitchen command center! I've been checking out the Martha Stewart line since it came out, but have been pinching pennies for some other necessary things, so this giveaway is awesome! Thanks so much for hosting!
This would go great in my kitchen…I've been trying to figure out how to keep all the kid's homework and paper clutter organized forever. This is just perfect!
Love this! It would be so great in the kitchen!!
I also would love to put this in my kitchen. We just moved and I'm still coming up with organizing systems that fit our new spaces. This would really help!
i'd use this for school papers and mail taming!!
This would be oerfect for organizing our crazy summer/ school schedules!
I would love this in my new office/bedroom
I would love it in our office room or maybe even in the kids room!!
This would be so perfect for our homeschool room! I can think of a million uses for it in there!
I would use it for my 3 boys….with 3 boys lots of schedules, lots of homework, and lots of organization needed! LOVE ME SOME MARTHA!
Awesome!! I would use it in my office to keep track of receipts, homeschool stuff, craft projects, etc. I love Martha Stewart products!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
I love the Martha Stewart products. I already have a few pieces and this would be a perfect addition!!
I would love this for my kitchen area for the mornings
I would use this in my dining room. we have an empty nook area where we throw all our stuff.
Geesh, I could really use this system in my new office that I am making 🙂
This would be great for organizing school work!
I would use this in my quilting room!
We just moved into a new house in Dec and I've been trying to figure out how to keep us organized and I think I just found it! On the way in our den/office right near the kitchen!
I have a calendar and wall files, but in two different places. I love that this keeps everything together.
I have recently started selling Silpada, and my office needs a lot of organization, this would be perfect!
I would use it in my laundryroom for clothes managment. This would be awesome!
I would love to have this to use in my desk area in my kitchen area. What a great tool!
I would use it in my kitchen to organize my 3 busy teenagers.
I would love to use this to organize my busy university schedule plus my busy first grader. 😀 (Also, I never cease to be amazed by Martha's products. Wow, just wow.)
I would like to use this to help organize my office. I love Martha Stewart products! Thanks for the giveaway!
I would definitely be using it in my office..
I would use this to keep my daughters schedules for dance and sports and school organized….once and for all hopefully 🙂
Loved this post so much I had to head out to Staples just to see all the new goodies! This system would make out busy life SO much easier to keep up with! Thanks for the awesome giveaway Samantha and Martha Stewart!! 😀
I just started a home business, and this would be perfect to keep track of it! It looks clean and is functional. I need this!
Oh boy do I need this! I'm struggling with the influx of paperwork with two kids in school
With three kids, this would definitely help my home be more organized!
This would be perfect for managing my family and all of my kids' various activities! Love that it looks Great Too!!!
I would use this system to organize my children's school paperwork.
Oh my word! I am in love with this system! Such a smart idea and so diverse! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!
I would use it to organize our crazy schedule with the kids!!! And school homework.
I am in LOVE with Martha's products…I would like this system to add to our TINY entryway as a command center with 3M hooks below to hold backpacks and purses. Thanks for the opportunity and all of your helpful tips!
LOVE it! Where do I purchase this?
This was on sale for a period of time and then I think she stopped selling it. I shared this post a few years ago. I wish it was still available!!!