CHI Good Questions: Inexpensive Organizational System Alternatives?

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Betsi sent us an email: I'm looking to get my life organized and yet not take up too much space, as I don't really have room for a true office in my condo. I like the Pottery Barn Daily System (available on their website only) with the interchangeable calendars, mail slots, and corkboard components, as it looks clean and nicely coordinated. The problem is that while it looks great, the system I like will cost...

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...me close to $200, and it just seems a little high for a small wall organization system. Do the AT readers have any more budget-friendly options that you've found for a wall organization system?
Thanks!

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