Martha Stewart Wall Manager Review + a Giveaway!

Mar 17

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…

All you need is a hammer in order to hang this wall system. Everything else is at the ready for you.
Cool!
Once I checked out the wall manager components, I found an empty wall in the house. Remember during my kitchen tour when I  mentioned we have 2 large empty walls? This wall manager was a perfect fit for one of those…

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 simply click the front of the component onto the back using these great hooks…

You can see here how both hooks just easily snap together…

And that’s it! One…

Two….

Three…

Four…

When I say it took me less than 10 minutes, that is the truth.

 

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.

Now that you’ve seen the fully assembled Martha Stewart wall manager, I’ll share the details of how I have our organized.
I knew I wanted this wall manager in the kitchen first and foremost because of our 2nd graders homework supplies. in our previous house, I had his spelling homework needs hanging on the side of our fridge in a Martha Stewart wall pocket…

In our rental house the side of the fridge can’t be seen or used for hanging anything. So, I had been keeping his homework supplies in one of the kitchen cabinets…

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…

The components in this section are a drawer set, shelf boxes, set of 2 clips, set of 2 hooks, and a tall caddy….

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…

Inside I have pencils for homework, highlighters, a dry erase marker for the calendar (seen below), a small notepad, and scissors. To keep the bottom of the caddy from getting scuffed up with pencils or pens, I added a trimmed down piece of cardstock…

 

The next section is a great corkboard…

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!…

The wall manager has been hanging in our kitchen for a full week and we are totally in love with it! And I’m not just saying that. It’s the truth. I love how well this works in our kitchen and how much more organized we feel when it comes time to do homework or take phone message or check out the hot lunch menu in the morning while making lunches. It’s simple to install and will make your life more organized! What could be better?
If you’d like to purchase the Martha Stewart wall manager and create a system that works just for you, you can find all of the components shown here and even more at your local staples store or online
ooooooor, you can take a chance and enter the giveaway to win a wall manager of your very own! thank you Martha Stewart for offering a wall system to one of my readers…
I know you will love this system just as much as I do!
The giveaway will be open all week through Saturday, March 23. Winner will be announced Sunday, March 24. Just follow the simple entry guidelines inside the rafflecopter. There are 2 mandatory entries and 2 non-mandatory entires that will just help you have more chances to win…
2 mandatory entries – leave a blog comment and like Martha Stewart Living on Facebook.
2 non-mandatory entries – follow Simply Organized on Facebook and Instagram.
Good luck!!!

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comments +

  1. Can't wait to use this wall organizer in our newly decluttered office!

  2. Katherine says:

    For a command center in the kitchen.

  3. Natalie P. says:

    This would be great in my home – – thanks for the opportunity to win!

  4. Adoralice says:

    Organize my kitchen entry!

  5. Would love to use this to organize my always-cluttered desk area!

  6. great in my kitchen to organize my kids!

  7. Great way to organize my home office! Love it!

  8. Sabra says:

    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!

  9. Betsy Brock says:

    I'd use it in the kitchen…the hub of the home! What a very cool looking organizing system! thanks for the chance!

  10. hollymade says:

    I'd use it in my kitchen-get some papers off the counter!

  11. Mary says:

    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!

  12. Melissa says:

    to organize incoming mail/papers!

  13. justasiam says:

    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!

  14. Cara says:

    In the kitchen to organize my 3 boys school papers!

  15. Jill Durby says:

    Perfect for my desk at the entry from the garage. Will organize mail, school papers, etc.

  16. Jen Marks says:

    I've been eye-ing one of these kinds of wall organizers – I would love to use this!! 🙂

  17. Heidi Jo says:

    I would use it to organize my homeschool daily station

  18. Mandy Jean says:

    I love this!! i am organizing my craft room and this would be wonderful!

  19. Barb says:

    I would use it to help organize my home office where I do my writing and blogging and lots of other stuff.

  20. Okay, the little hearts all over the picture cracked me up. I love this too! Thanks for sharing!

  21. SouthernMrs says:

    I'd use this to help organize my phone area. Looks great! Thanks for a chance to win!

  22. ErinD says:

    I'll use the system in our kitchen to organize school papers and weekly schedules! Such a fun system!

  23. Shelley says:

    This is amazing! I'd use it in my kitchen & it would really help keep things organised, it looks great too 🙂 x

  24. Tiffany says:

    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.

  25. April H says:

    I would love to use this in my home office. I need to keep my school and work scheduled organized.

  26. We just moved into a new house, and this system would be perfect!

  27. I'd use this at my bill paying desk!

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  28. Pam says:

    I have the perfect spot in my kitchen for this!

  29. Jessica says:

    Love it! So cool!

  30. Jessica says:

    It's perfect for replacing my messy comand center in the kitchen!!

  31. Julie says:

    Right beside my desk area.

  32. If I win…I Would use it in our entry, so I´m always reminded of things I usually forget to do, to buy….

  33. Kara says:

    I would love this system to keep track of my teenage kids' sports and school activities! Thanks for the chance!

  34. c says:

    This is so cool! What a neat system! Got to love Martha!

  35. It's Just Me says:

    Oh, this cool system could come in handy in my house!!! Lovin' Martha for thinking of everything : )
    ~ Deanna

  36. Kim says:

    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. 🙂

  37. Lisa says:

    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!!

  38. Claudia says:

    This is, very literally, EXACTLY what I've been looking for!

  39. Diana says:

    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. 🙂

  40. TBBush says:

    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.

  41. Jennifer says:

    Would live this in my kitchen command center to replace our current calendar/cork board.

  42. Katy says:

    This will go next to my desk in my room for my "office" organization!

  43. BV says:

    I've been looking for new ideas for the family's command central and this looks great.

  44. Pandaz017 says:

    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!!

  45. I will use it to organize our everyday life and everything that comes along with planning a wedding

  46. I would LOVE to have this. We have a huge blank wall that it would be perfect on.

  47. K_dubzzz says:

    Oh nice! It would be great to use this to organize my family.

  48. Hilary Cook says:

    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.

  49. Sara Duenas says:

    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!

  50. Jill Whalen says:

    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!

  51. 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!

  52. MelissaG says:

    Love this! It would be so great in the kitchen!!

  53. Kim S says:

    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!

  54. Robin says:

    i'd use this for school papers and mail taming!!

  55. Michelle J. says:

    This would be oerfect for organizing our crazy summer/ school schedules!

  56. Michele Day says:

    I would love this in my new office/bedroom

  57. I would love it in our office room or maybe even in the kids room!!

  58. Amy Johnson says:

    This would be so perfect for our homeschool room! I can think of a million uses for it in there!

  59. 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!

  60. Crystal says:

    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!!

  61. Amanda says:

    I love the Martha Stewart products. I already have a few pieces and this would be a perfect addition!!

  62. Leash says:

    I would love this for my kitchen area for the mornings

  63. Valerie1283 says:

    I would use this in my dining room. we have an empty nook area where we throw all our stuff.

  64. Geesh, I could really use this system in my new office that I am making 🙂
    Hugs

  65. This would be great for organizing school work!

  66. I would use this in my quilting room!

  67. Kenna Smith says:

    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!

  68. Stacey B says:

    I have a calendar and wall files, but in two different places. I love that this keeps everything together.

  69. I have recently started selling Silpada, and my office needs a lot of organization, this would be perfect!

  70. Mrs. Johnson says:

    I would use it in my laundryroom for clothes managment. This would be awesome!

  71. apoulosky says:

    I would love to have this to use in my desk area in my kitchen area. What a great tool!

  72. I would use it in my kitchen to organize my 3 busy teenagers.

  73. Dani says:

    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.)

  74. I would like to use this to help organize my office. I love Martha Stewart products! Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. I would definitely be using it in my office..

  76. Annie says:

    I would use this to keep my daughters schedules for dance and sports and school organized….once and for all hopefully 🙂

  77. 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!! 😀

  78. JenA. says:

    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!

  79. Amanda Barg says:

    Oh boy do I need this! I'm struggling with the influx of paperwork with two kids in school

  80. Mrs Rad Wag says:

    With three kids, this would definitely help my home be more organized!

  81. Andrea Kay says:

    This would be perfect for managing my family and all of my kids' various activities! Love that it looks Great Too!!!

  82. hotmama2811 says:

    I would use this system to organize my children's school paperwork.

  83. Shannon says:

    Oh my word! I am in love with this system! Such a smart idea and so diverse! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!

  84. Christina says:

    I would use it to organize our crazy schedule with the kids!!! And school homework.

  85. 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!

  86. Lisa says:

    LOVE it! Where do I purchase this?

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