Ever notice that you tend to remember your to-do list better if you write it down? If you’re on the go and always trying to keep all your appointments on schedule, it might be time to start thinking about creating your own message board so you can be in charge of how you organize your thoughts. Luckily for all of us, these customized boards are everywhere, so we were able to aggregate some of our favorite ideas for you here—this way, you can keep your new New Jersey apartment organized, orderly, and of course, super chic!

  1. Grid memo board

The best part of this design is you have free reign to hang or display practically anything you want, from pictures to notes to calendars. The sturdy make-up of the wall-hanging will allow you to invest in either colorful or mono-chromatic magnetic clips. Bonus points if you can get your hands on a version that has space for folder storage so you can free up space on your desk!

  1. Say it like you mean it

Maybe you like the idea of sharing your thoughts or feelings with words or mantra. If this is the case for you, think about making your own classic marquee board. All you’ll need is paint, pieces of wood, glue, and of course your lettering to make your apartment inspirational, humorous, or even a place to vent. The options are quite endless!

  1. Consider it glassy

If you’re looking for a place to jot and go and not worry about presentation so much, consider using plexiglass as your message board. This is a quick and easy way to get all your to-dos down; display the board with a simple chain or string so you can hang it up—try forgetting everything on your list when it’s right in front of your face! When you need to change thoughts or update it, just bring it down, revise, and hang it right back up. Efficiency is fun.

  1. The never-ending scroll

Feel like your things-to-do is literally just one continuous, growing list? Why not get literal with it then? Pick up a paper roll (size is up to you) as well as some handy home products (like rope, a drill, and an anchor) so you can get this project started. Once installed, all the available empty space will inspire you to actually come up with things to do JUST so you can write it down and cross it off!

Your New Jersey apartment will be organized and ready to tackle anything life throws at you in no time!