Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Reminders: 12 Ways to Use the Doorknob

erasable door reminder with pen, shaped like a person

Door reminders (or doorknob organizers, or door hangers) are popping up all over the place. I saw this cute erasable one from Day Runner at the NAPO conference. And it's a good thing I did - it's next to impossible to find on their web site. Unfortunately, it's only sold at Office Depot. But there are plenty of other options. Update on March 15, 2015: I'm no longer finding this product.

erasable door hangers with markers

For a somewhat similar product, over at Unica Home, you can find the Knob Note. Update on March 15, 2015: I'm not finding this product anywhere.

Doorganizer - front and back pictures

The most famous door organizer - it was mentioned on Oprah - is the Doorganizer from Israeli company Monkey Business. It's widely available, at places ranging from The Container Store to Target to Amazon.com. Update on March 10, 2015: I'm no longer finding this at The Container Store or Target, but it's available through Uncommon Goods.

pretty doorknob organizer

Over on Etsy, Milk Pail sells this doorknob organizer. [via Apartment Therapy, where the readers expressed some reservations about its functionality and suggested using it somewhere other than on a doorknob]

door hanger that says Thoughts and Ponderings

This door hanger comes from The Paper Princess. [via Cool Mom Picks]

yellow door hanger pad with red writing saying Forget Me Not

Bob's Your Uncle makes this door hanger pad. Update on March 15, 2015: This product has been discontinued.

door hanger with picture of string around a finger, says do not forget

If you want something less garish, here's another door hanger memo pad.

doorknob memo pad

And here's another doorknob memo pad, with a different look. Update on March 15, 2015: I'm no longer finding this product.

door knob reminders with checklist - says Last Minute Reminders

Here's another reminder pad - this one with a checklist. Update on March 15, 2015: I'm not finding this one any more.

brown door organizer with pockets, says Not to Forget

If you'd like an "organiser" instead of an "organizer," here's a door handle organiser from the U.K. Update on March 15, 2015: I'm not finding this one anywhere.

And if you'd like to make your own door organizer, FamilyFun has a suggestion. Or you could crochet one.


Michele said...

These are great! I've never seen most of the stuff in this post.

Allison Carter said...

Excellent as always. I like to hang a bag on the door-knob and fill it with errand stuff/returns... that is about the only way I don't forget to take it sometimes. ha! Even us organizers....

Jeri Dansky said...

Michele, I'm glad I could point you to something new.

Allison: But of course! I put everything on a shelf that's right by the front door - how in the world would I remember otherwise?

Bek/Clevergirl said...

I have two of the knob organizers from http://milkpail.etsy.com
They are wonderful and definitely helpful keeping this gal's life a bit more in order...(and I need all the help I can get!)

Jeri Dansky said...

Bek/clevergirl, thanks for writing! It's always nice to know that something that SEEMS good on the web is actually as good as it seems!

One Craft Girl's Corner said...

These ideas are great! I'm going to have to make one for my husband. He's always forgetting things. I always leave things on the floor next to the door, so I don't forget them. I can't be doing that anymore, since I have 13 month old twins!

Jeri Dansky said...

One Craft Girl's Corner, I'm glad this post inspired you!