Sadly, we have to ditch the relaxed summer schedule in less than two weeks and start to get back into the swing of the school year. I like to make sure our spaces are organized and we have a clear system for homework and papers, backpacks and lunch boxes, snacks, and a homework station. The insane amount of papers we get will make any mom without a system go mad within weeks. Here are some products to make the school year organization successful in your home.
First of all, it is important to create a spot for your kiddos to read. Those 20 minute AR reading goals a night make it so that having a designated area is helpful. One of the coolest ways to create a reading spot that doubles as organization is these cool Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chairs. Literally, you plop down on them to read and then unzip them to play with your stuffed animals.
Next, what every reading corner needs besides a cozy place to sit are book shelves. These are unfinished so you could paint or stain to match your room’s color scheme. They would look cute in a corner with the bean bag stuffed animal chair.
Next up – a homework station. Isaac’s room has his own homework spot, I am still working on a system for Kayla. I bought these wire racks to hold misc. papers, books, and folders. As you can see in the picture he also has a wall mounted table that folds up that doubles as a desk for him.
Check out this Wall Mounted Floating Desk with Storage. I love that is has added storage for pens, pencils, books, etc.
Isaac also has a hook for his headphones by his desk.
Here is a great option for a similar hook to hold headphones, or backpacks, uniform sweaters or even the outfit for the next school day. Heavy Duty Stainless Steel – Single Hook/ 4-Pack
To corral all his pencils, markers, and scissors, I made the storage box shown years ago from reclaimed fence posts. Then I just added mason jars for individual storage of homework necessities.
This shelf below could work just the same. Again it’s unfinished so you could finish it to your preference and then use mason jars like I did.
Every kid’s room, in my opinion, needs a bulletin board to pin misc. papers, pics, and mementos. Here is the one I made for Isaac.
I found this cute one with a dark frame and a compass printed design to add some decoration to a normally boring tan bulletin board.
So there you have it, my picks to create that perfect reading nook or homework space for the kiddos. Enjoy the last moments of summer, and get ready for the structure the school year provides.
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