My experience is that the spot next to the phone gets cluttered up with all sorts of odd papers and cards that rarely seem to find a home. To combat the problem that impedes on my rare dusting missions, I put together this handy Modern Note Clipboard.
What you'll need:
1 X 4 piece of wood, 16" in length - finished with routered edges and sanded smooth (thanks Jonas!)
Paint in your desired colour
Mod podge or similar
Small paint brush
Step 1. Paint the wood in your desired colour, dry between coats. I chose black to match my decor.
Step 2. Cut the fancy paper to the size of the clothespins and affix it to the front of the clothespins with a thin layer of mod podge.
Step 3. Once the paint is dry mark the spots where you want the clothespins mounted and use hot glue to secure them in place. I mounted one in the centre, two 1" from each side, and two centred between the centre and side clothespins. I mounted them about 1.5" from the top of the wood panel.
Step 4. Secure it to the wall. I drilled two holes in the back of the wood panel and mounted it on screws in the wall.
And now I can dust my counter with ease.