I love these organization boards from Pottery Barn (although I'm fairly certain that a little time and effort could result in an equally satisfactory DIY version). Potterybarn, Command Center, Rolls Pin, Wall Organic, Families Calendar, The Offices, Home Offices, Pottery Barns, Offices Organic
Also on these boards
avoid a jumbled mess of mail & school papers by setting up a center for each family member. use the area to corral artwork, forms, magazines, homework assignments, as soon as they enter the house. at each week, go through the contents of each box; discard the old material and file away things to keep.
Daily System - White | Pottery Barn