To start, I grabbed some scrap fabric, a skinny canvas, cardboard, a stapler, and a hot glue gun.
I cut the cardboard into 3 separate pieces that would fit across the canvas.
And covered the canvas with fabric and stapled it on the back.
The three pieces of cardboard were covered separately with fabric, too, then hot glued to the canvas on the side and the back.
I took some magnetic strips and hot glued them to the back of the canvas so it would stick easily to the fridge.
I just used scrapbook sticker letters to label the compartments "Out", "File", and "Coupons".
This will be a lot more helpful, and now maybe I can find the counter under all our mail!