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.

Anonymous 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?

Anonymous 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!

Grace @ 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!