Simple magazine files are a great way to organise books, magazines (obviously), or other folders or documents. Labelling them can help you tell what's on the other side, and this method turns the back of the file into a chalkboard you can write on, erase, and update every time you reuse the files for new things.
Iris, over at Bring Your Own Vegetables, explains how she built these chalkboard magazine files so she could organise personal documents, craft books, and just about anything else she needed without losing track of what was in them just because the flat side was facing out.
She used an old method of making colourful chalkboard paint we've mentioned before to mix up a powder blue, in just the quantity she needed. Then she painted the back of a pair of wooden IKEA KNUFF magazine files ($17.99) with her paint. Since the KNUFF is untreated wood, it can be painted or stained easily. Hit the link below to see the step-by-step.