It’s that time of year again when we are savoring the last days of summer and getting ready for back to school. We don’t know about you, but school supplies and paperwork seem to take over the closets, drawers and refrigerators around here, so we would like to share some tips on keeping the clutter under control!
For something small that can be left out on the kitchen table try a galvanized planter to corral their pencils, markers and crayons. These three compartments make easy access at a homework station and look pretty too!
If you have a little more space and older kids that require more projects and supplies…an old soda crate is a great choice! This provides tons of compartments just the right size for all their homework supply needs.
Our all time favorite for keeping supplies out of sight but easily accessible is this over the door clear shoe holder! You can organize all kinds of items (not just school/craft supplies) in these babies. And the best thing is, you can open the door and see right what you need. The clear ones work best!
Next up the daunting task of organizing homework papers and kids crafts. Paperwork can get out of control fast. It helps to weed through every couple of days or so. Also, recycle papers you don’t need on Fridays for a fresh start to the next week. These art folders are nice for the artwork your little ones want to save…especially if you don’t have enough wall space to display everything. We give each of our kids one portfolio and they can keep what they want in it!
For home work, permission slips and school calendar schedules it’s nice to have a spot for each child to keep their paperwork and to keep the moms organized during the school year. We like metal letter holders or on the wall file pockets to corral their stuff.
Hope these tips help to get you on your way to a fun and productive school year! We would love to hear some of your back to school organizing ideas. Leave a comment below!
Jolene & Lindsay