Actually it’s more than just a message board, it’s the family information center! I got the idea from an article in Southern Living.
This is the door to our garage. Luckily for me it’s in the kitchen and magnetic so it made the perfect spot for creating a family info center. Dh kindly mounted a cork board for me. I bought a desk sized calendar and he mounted that at the top of the board. On here everyone writes in important appointments and dates. Under that we have a list of phone numbers for dh’s work and a list for our family.
Got this clever idea from Good Housekeeping. I used to have a marker and pencil just hanging from a piece of yarn but that wasn’t really working out. I found a little pop-up top container of gum (that the boys were more than willing to empty for me lol) and covered it with some leftover scrap paper. I attached a strip of magnet to the back and voila! A pen and pencil holder!
This whole idea is very simple but so efficient and useful. It is easy to customize and personalize and has been a great help to my family.