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DIY reusable to-do list. A great way to stay organized.

DIY Reusable To-Do List

Today I’m sharing with you the full post of an organizational DIY I did over at U-Create a while back.  Hopefully it’ll get you moving in the right (orderly) direction.  You’ll only need five minutes and three simple items: a stack of colorful sticky notes, a marker, and a shadow box.  I got my shadow box from Ikea (it measures 19.5″ square) but, as I’m sure you all know,  they can be found at any local craft store.  

DIY reusable to-do list. A great way to stay organized.
Start by labeling your top row of sticky notes.  I used the headings: Now, This Week, This Month, Whenever, and Someday because I liked how they covered all my bases.  A nice variation would be to make a calendar for weekly activities or meal planning.  (P.S. If you’re wondering about the title of this post, the inspiration for the project was a sticky note to-do list I spied on pinterest.  I loved the look but wasn’t a fan of how much paper would be wasted by actually using it long term – so I put the sticky notes behind glass and opted to use a dry-erase marker.) 

Next lay out your sticky notes in a grid.  I used the backing that came with the frame as my background but you could also go with some colored poster board.  Also, I just eye-balled it… if the idea of that makes you a little twitchy, feel free to use a ruler for perfect spacing.

DIY reusable to-do list. A great way to stay organized.
Once you have the layout the way you like it, I would recommend using some glue to reinforce everything.
DIY reusable to-do list. A great way to stay organized.
That’s it (five minutes was probably an over-estimate).  Just hang it on the wall and feel the weight being lifted off your shoulders as you instantly morph into a more organized, and all-around better, person.  Also, don’t forget to store a small dry erase marker on top for easy access.
 

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