We’re Giving Away 5 Martha Stewart Wall Managers

February 20, 2013 | By and | Comments (142)

martha stewart wall manager m Were Giving Away 5 Martha Stewart Wall ManagersGet rid of all that clutter on your countertops! The queen of home organizing, Martha Stewart has a line of organizing products available exclusively at Staples.

The wall manager was designed with the kitchen in mind, it can be arranged vertically or horizontally and includes a corkboard, dry erase board and small shelves.

To win one these 5 wall managers, tell us your best kitchen organizational tip. The 5 most ingenious answers win!

The contest begins February 1st and ends February 28th. Click here for official rules.

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COMMENTS

  1. Nancy Lowry

    I use a wooden spice stair step to organize all of those vitamin/mineral supplements…

    February 20, 2013 at 10:06 am
  2. maureen hoffmaster

    I need all the organizational help in the kitchen tha I can get !!!!!

    February 20, 2013 at 10:07 am
  3. Jessica

    I created a folder that I attached on the inside of one of my cabinet doors with velcro that holds all of our small appliance manuals. That way they are easy to get to when you need a refresher or when you want to look up a recipe for the kitchen appliance.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:07 am
  4. Teddy

    I use an old crock for storing all my long handled utensils. They’re on the counter and easy to see and grab.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:08 am
  5. Kim Krause

    Some times we could all be just a little more organized if we had a little more space. I think everything should be looked at differently. Furniture is furniture for every room!!! “Entertainment Centers” are so great in the kitchen!!! Now all entertainments centers are very different, so you have to look for a piece that will fit in your kitchen, match your décor and meet your needs. You can paint them, add hardware, add wall paper and add perks; your imagination for your needs. The palace where the TV use to go, is now the new lovely home for your microwave, plus with the added room you can place things on top of the microwave, like a basket or napkin holder, but remember that a microwave and coffee pot together, means a blown circuit. The shelving is now a new home for your cookbooks, or baskets, or special platters, glasses ware and dishes. If you have a taller one that has a cupboard space, that can be turned into a family station for cell phones, keys, messages, coupons, etc. If the doors have glass panels you can remove them and add metal, for a magnet board. You can attach hooks to the inside and outside to hang aprons, pot holders, kitchen towels, keys, etc. Really you just let your imagination and your needs drive the course. Plus you can pick up a used entertainment center pretty cheap and change it into more space for your kitchen. Also, you can take an industrial / office metal shelf that you can pick up really cheap and spray paint it and hang the shelf FLAT on the wall, securely, and use it as a magnet board. This can be used for multiple things as long as magnetic items are used. You can place it low for kids, or make a family message center, or use it for knifes, spices, utensils, etc.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:23 am
  6. Norlene Noll Griffith Trice

    I have dividers in my junk drawer so that I can see quickly what I have and what I need.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:23 am
  7. Karen Hill

    My husband built a spice cabinet, and put it on the wall at eye level. It’s only 3 inches deep so you don’t have to search too hard to find what you are looking for. I keep it in alphabetical order too.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:24 am
  8. sandra

    lots of shelving

    February 20, 2013 at 10:28 am
  9. Stacei Bible

    When you have a hot pot you don’t always have time to reach for a pot holder or fumble with the lid holding the pot holder. I insert wine corks in my handles of the lid. Makes for lifting a pot lid easy breezy and not burning your finger tips makes for an added bonus.

    February 20, 2013 at 10:29 am
  10. Yolande

    One of the things I use in my kitchen is baskets. I have one on the microwave that holds popcorn, koozies, advil, etc… then another one is a basket that was my Mother’s and is over fifty years old, it holds the grandson’s snacks that they can easily get. I have a storage closet in the kitchen too. I have the things that I do not use daily (cake decorating items, seasonal tableclothes, napkins, etc.) in clear plastic storage boxes where I can see what is in them easily. I like everything together that goes together. I should have bougth stock in Rubbermaid!

    February 20, 2013 at 10:51 am
  11. Tammy Adams

    Lazy susans in the pantry for spices and plastic bins for crackers. I could use more of those for sure in my pantry. I also have a hanging wire basket that hooks onto the wire shelves that holds smaller items and eye length. Being older and vision not as good, it keeps us from bending over any more than we have to.

    I also have a squeeze curtain rod under the sink in the back behind the plumbing so that I can put bottles with squeeze nozzles on them and they can hang up from that and that leaves more space below for baskets under my sink for all those little items that just seem to spill all over the place. I also have a glass bowl under the sink next to the dishwasher with my dishwasher pellets. Don’t have to open boxes all the time and since buy by bulk, it gives me more room for other items. Boxes take up so much room.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:00 am
  12. Angie

    Painted chalkboard on the wall with everyone’s weekly activities!

    February 20, 2013 at 11:02 am
  13. Angel Slater

    I organized a lower cabinet where I keep all my small appliances together including mixers, crock pot, griddle, toaster, deep fryer and panini press.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:06 am
  14. ericka a

    This is coming from a mom with 2 small children – I created a space in my kitchen cabinets just for their plates, bowls and cups. They each have their own pull out basket, these were installed in the lower cabinets, and when they need a plate, cup or whatever they know where their basket is and they can choose what the want to use.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:06 am
  15. Susan McGoldrick

    I use an over the door shoe organizer on the back of a door leading to an outside entry no one uses anymore. I use it to store all the cleaning supplies that used to clutter under my sink and take up precious cabinet space elsewhere! In doing that, I converted the small entry with an outside door and an inside door into my utility closet. In an almost 100 year old house I had to be creative! Now I have a place for my vacuum, ironing board and mops!

    February 20, 2013 at 11:08 am
  16. Jessica

    Honestly, my very best organizational tip is: don’t keep anything you don’t use. I don’t care who you are, it’s hard to organize a lot of junk. Kitchen gadgets are great, but they’re so often unnecessary. Buy a sharp knife. Keep it simple. Keep it clean.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:08 am
  17. Carole Anne

    In my storage-challenged kitchen cabinets, my dear husband put in cup hooks underneath two shelves for, of course, mugs and small pitchers. It made so much room for plates and bowls.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:09 am
  18. Conni Forrest

    I use a 2 tier lazy susan to house my spice bottles, olive oil, salt, etc. It’s next to my stove so I have everything handy.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:12 am
  19. Wanda Renee’ Crosby

    I have a very small gally kitchen, and as if that were not bad enough, My washer and dryer are in there too!!! that organizer sure would help me keep up with all my lists of things foodwise as well as the Bridal Shower I am having here in my home for my daughter this summer!

    February 20, 2013 at 11:27 am
  20. Marcia

    Be your own street sweeper. Place all unwanted and disposable items on one counter and do a single sweep into the trash. Immediately close the bail and take it outside. This keeps you from lingering too long over things that need to go.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:31 am
  21. Teresa Mayberry Rhoads

    Each week before I make my grocery list, I go through the contents of my refrigerator and throw away any leftovers that were not eaten during the week, and take inventory of the contents. By doing this weekly I always have fresh ingredients on hand and avoid finding a forgotten bowl of moldy food. This also saves valuable time during weekly meal preparations and I never have to spend an entire morning cleaning out my refrigerator.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:36 am
  22. Tiffany Mailen

    My organization tip is before you store think to yourself, would you want to move it? If you don’t like something enough to want to pack it up and move it somewhere else, you don’t really want or need it.

    February 20, 2013 at 11:55 am
  23. Michelle Mattox

    I use a clear plastic over-the-door shoe organizer ($8 at Wal-Mart) that I cut to fit the size of the inside of my kitchen cabinets and store my spices, extracts, and small kitchen gadgets in the holders. Hang with Command strips or hooks. By cutting the large organizer into 4 or 5 small ones, I’ve stretched a buck, I can see all my ingredients, have no clutter in my pantry now, and utilize all the space in my small kitchen by using the doors!

    February 20, 2013 at 12:01 pm
  24. CarmenC.

    I love for my kitchen to be neat and uncluttered. The floor layout in my home does not allow any space for additional shelving, so I pay special attention to the use of my kitchen cabinets. There is a place for everything, and if not being used everything is in its place. But the organizational part of that is putting things in their place with items similar. All of my pots are grouped together in their place, baking items have their special place, frying pans have their place, so forth and on. But even more so, the items used more frequently are placed up front or in an area easily obtainable. Not only does this “grouping of items” and even “sub-grouping” pertain to my pots and pans, but to my food items as well; canned foods in one area –vegetables together, soups together, canned meats together; flours and meals together; sugars together; so forth and so on. The grouping and sub-grouping, with most used items more reachable, continues on throughout the kitchen. The dishes, glasses, utensils, items in the refrigerator are all done in this matter. Try this grouping/sub-grouping and most used items more obtainable tip in your own kitchen and you will discover: 1. you never are looking all over the place for something while cooking; and 2. you will always be able to see what you have and don’t have in a quick glance, making shopping list a breeze.

    February 20, 2013 at 12:02 pm
  25. Carolyn Yarbrough

    Because I cook so much, I have 3 huge freezers – I’ve “named” them and keep a clipboard hanging on a wall and enter new stuff on the freezer’s board (including date), as well as scratching off what I take out. Best thing I’ve ever done to keep things I freeze (and have gotten on sale) from going bad.

    February 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm
  26. Marianne Stevens

    Use magnetic strips that you can measure and adhere at different lengths. Line spice cabinet with cheap metal sheeting or even use a flat metal bar. Adhere magnets to spices and viola! Instant extra cabinet space and also makes it easier to see all of the spices that you have without moving things around.

    February 20, 2013 at 12:13 pm
  27. Maureen C,

    I keep my kitchen organized by trying to minimize the gadgets. That, and alphabetizing my spices. Too many gadgets just clutter up draws and cabinet space. For example, there’s something euphoral in chopping vegetables by hand with a knife instead of a mechanical chopper.

    February 20, 2013 at 12:20 pm
  28. Ruthie E.

    My kitchen is small! Instead of storing plates in a hard-to-reach cabinet, I keep them out in the open, nested on the shelves of a chic bar cart.

    February 20, 2013 at 12:37 pm
  29. Denise Soloko

    I don’t have an organizational tip. That’s why I need this so bad.

    February 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm
  30. Jane

    One of the few organizational tips that I have done with my kitchen was to buy these really nice round glass jar containers with silver screw on lids from Dollar General for $2 and put things like chocolate chips, raisins, rice, dry cereal (cream of wheat, cream of rice) in them. Some are on my countertop and some are in my pantry. They look nice and keep things fresh. Another thing I do is put lined baskets of different sizes in my pantry to hold items that go together like baking and decorating things, packets of sauces, etc. It keeps things handy and the pantry looks nice when you open the door.

    February 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm
  31. Dana

    I put all my favorite recipes from magazines in sheet protectors, in a 3 ring binder on my counter. Easy to find, easy to use, and they stay clean.

    February 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm
  32. LaLa

    I have two matching antique crocks. One larger size and one smaller size. They sit next to my cook top filled with all my wooden spoons, tongues, etc. I find the two sizes works better for me because I can place longer utensils in the larger crock and shorter ones in the smaller crock. By incorporating two different sizes the smaller/shorter utensils don’t get hidden by falling down inside the crock.

    February 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm
  33. Cathy Hardin

    Is “to have a place for everything and have everythng in it’s place”. I can remember my mom telling me this as a young girl. The organizer will really help keep things organized.

    February 20, 2013 at 1:53 pm
  34. kathylk

    Clutter is confusing. Keep only what you use, and if you can’t bear to throw it away, store it in a closet, the basement, anywhere out of site. After a year, if you haven’t used it, then throw it out.

    February 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm
  35. Jennifer Kershner

    When I saw today’s giveaway, my first thought was OMG I really need this. I do my best to be organized by having a place for everything and to keep everything in it’s place. But a handy place for the scissors, which are never in the drawer (I blame my husband), having a place to jot notes and the pen to write them with, a place to hang a kitchen towel, etc, would be a welcomed addition to our kitchen.

    February 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm
  36. Carol Conerly

    I have company for lunch every Sunday. I write the menu in a notebook so I won’t duplicate for the same guests.

    February 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm
  37. Andrea

    i love organization. anything to help me out would be nice, because i dont have a big kitchen.

    February 20, 2013 at 3:09 pm
  38. Heather K.

    My spices are stored in a drawer, organized alphabetically, with labels on top of each jar.

    February 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm
  39. Liene

    Best way to keep the kitchen clean and organized? Keep the kids out! There’s absolutely no chance of things staying tidy with the two tornadoes going through my cabinets, even when one cupboard has been designated as theirs: full of tupperware, wooden spoons, plastic bowls and 2 L bottles filled with interesting stuff.

    February 20, 2013 at 3:28 pm
  40. Patricia A. Hoffmeister

    I put all my recipes on my laptop to avoid paper clutter. I have folders for Tried and True and for Want to Try.

    February 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm
  41. aprilnrocky5

    i use old antique things like crocks to store things like utensils i try to reuse anything and everything instead of throwing it out…the reason that i like to use antique things is because it makes great decor to and people always are complimenting me on things

    February 20, 2013 at 4:00 pm
  42. Christine P

    baskets with labels in the pantry. They keep things organized so that items don’t expire

    February 20, 2013 at 4:33 pm
  43. Carol Ann Morrison

    I’ve downloaded the app Still Tasty which alerts me when perishable items are past their prime. Which prevents me from poisoning my family, which is a good thing.

    February 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm
  44. kris

    I have everything organized in rows by what the items are and the size. all the canned corn, peas, beans have their own seperate rows. Makes it nice and easy to get to things!

    February 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm
  45. Cynthia C

    I have a spice cabinet installed on the inside door of my pantry. All my spices are in alphabetical order and easy to find.

    February 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm
  46. Lindy Hankins

    I have a desk organizer on my cookbook cabinet to hold mail that needs to be sorted and other “temporary” items that end up on the kitchen table.

    February 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm
  47. Julia

    I have lined my broom closet with hooks and hangers, so nothing clutters the floor except the kitchen vacuum.

    February 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm
  48. JulieM

    I use a square, plastic box-like container to hold my pot lids. I’ve tried other methods of organizing the lids so that I can stack pots, but this has worked the best. I stand the lids on their sides and lift the whole box off the bottom shelf if I need to sort through them.

    February 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm
  49. Sean Pynaert

    We have one of those foldable, turnable spice racks in the cupboard. It saves space and makes spices easy to find.

    February 20, 2013 at 5:50 pm
  50. Richard

    The mess you don’t make is the one you won’t have to clean up.

    February 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm