How to Organize Your Cork Board
Follow the simple steps below for the best ways on how to organize your cork board.
First: Take everything off
Remove all items from your cork board and put them into separate stacks. For instance, stick appointment cards in one stack, event schedules in another and so on.
Second: Does it stay or go?
Throw out items you no longer need and file away things that no longer belong on the cork board. Keep only what you believe is important. Take your stack of appointment cards and record the information onto a large calendar that has plenty of space to write. Throw out the appointment cards after recording.
Third: Make your categories
If multiple people live in the household, have a category for each person; if you live by yourself, organize categories by subjects. School, work and household items are examples of category structures. Jot down the category names on a durable paper.
Fourth: Create envelopes and lists
Mark small envelopes to store receipts or coupons. Make a complete list of emergency contacts along with the contact information for neighbors, doctors, next of kin and different emergency services. Put this list on laminated paper or a small chalkboard or whiteboard for easy update.
Fifth: Attach it all
Put the calendar on the cork board and use push pins or heavy-duty tape to divide the space into the categories. Leave extra room for categories that may require it. Stick your papers and envelopes up on the cork board based on the correct category. Avoid overlapping; if you must overlap, make it neat with easy access. Stick the emergency contact information in a lower corner for easy readability.
Sixth: Keep it updated
Look over the cork board every month and take inventory. Get rid of things you do not need, revise any outdated emergency information and put items that have to be saved into files.