Today’s post will NOT be the prettiest you’ve seen on the blog (thank you, dated green floor tile), but… this space definitely deserves a medal of honor! Thanks to Brenna for rallying an organizational army, we’re all sharing some of the secrets behind our more organized spaces around our homes, so settle in for some tidy rooms!
Back to school. Those three little words mean so many different things to so many people. For some, it signifies the beginning of the next ‘grown up’ chapter. For others, it’s a jarring return to reality after a summer of adventure and fun. And for still others, it means finding a new routine for getting out the door on time and the organizational hurdles that come with homework and school projects and extracurricular activities. Today I’m sharing 7 of my favorite back to school organization tips and a SOURCE LIST of my favorite organizational products.
My kids come home with about 12,937 pieces of artwork a week. That’s a rough guess, but I think it’s pretty close. I have a system for the *really* good stuff. The framers. The cute notes. The exceptionally scrapbook-able stuff goes into a tupperware box like this. I have one per kid. But that still leaves about a zillion “works of art” that I can’t throw out. But, never fear… I gotcha covered!
I first fell in love with the old part of the house and the wide floor boards and the high ceilings. We haven’t painted in here so our stuff looks the tiniest bit out of place, but we just can’t do everything at once! One thing we *did* need was some added storage for the office. Neither Mark nor I do a ton of work from home, but any family with kids and pets and cars and a house ends up with lots and lots of paperwork and… stuff. Without a closet in site, I had to bring in some furniture to help with the clutter. What’s simpler in an office than a file cabinet, right? What’s uglier in and office than a file cabinet, amiright? I got to thinking that there must be a better way…
We all have that space. The one that made a sharp left turn months ago and is now just layer upon layer of all the crap that doesn’t really have a home. Honestly, there are about 12 of those spaces in our home, but over the holiday, I decided to tackle just ONE of them… the vortex under the sink in our master bathroom.