Cork Board Squares in the Kitchen

“Honey, have you seen my (insert random, obscure piece of paper/receipt/prescription/note here)?”

This is a pretty common request from John in our house. A lot of times, it’s just him being man-blind and practically standing on top of the thing he is looking for. But I digress.

We don’t have a good designated spot for random important papers/receipts/prescriptions/notes. We have a “to be sorted/probably important” paper pile on the counter, but I can’t tell you how many times something important has been accidentally lost or thrown out.

Actually, I can. A LOT.

I’m no stranger to maximizing cabinet door utilization, so I thought our medicine/junk cabinet in the kitchen would be the perfect spot for a cork board that we can use for the important stuff.

I had a 20% off coupon at Jo-Ann Fabrics and spent a total of $8.99 for one pack of cork squares:

cork squares

And these really cute pushpins:

push pins

I liked that they are flat and won’t poke out into the cabinet.

The cork squares even came with double sided tape so this was an easy-peasy 5 minute project.

Maximize cabinet organization by putting cork board squares inside the cabinet door. Use cute push pins to keep important papers in check! www.thehappyhouseproject.com

Aren’t the push pins just adorable? I actually took a bunch into the office for my cube because you get a ridiculous amount in the pack!

Now we have a designated spot for all the important papers that come into our house. It feels great to do these mini-projects, especially when it’s something to solve a problem that has been driving me batty. I feel like with every little project finished I am closer and closer to having a completed house.

LOL JK. Like that will ever happen.