Homework Station Organizer
It would be an understatement to say I lose things. I’m telling you folks, it’s bad. (I lost my library card so many times one summer, I finally asked them to just keep it in the lost & found box for me forever. It’s still there – safe and not lost! ) With four kids who take after their momma, it’s a real challenge to stay on top of homework, long term projects, and notes that need to be signed.
In the past, I tended to favor the pile system – you may have heard of it? – in which things end up in various piles around my kitchen. This year, with kids in three different schools (heart attack!) I knew it was time to abandon the piles and get off to an organized start.
Here’s the homework station organizer I put together for the kitchen – isn’t it cute and colorful??
It’s basically a magazine organizer hanging from my laundry room door. I am totally in love with this thing. It has a pocket for each of the kids to deposit their homework assignments for the week and when I close the laundry room door – the clutter magically disappears. This way, I’m hoping nothing gets lost behind the microwave or gets eaten by the cat. *You can get a similar pocket organizer here.
The bottom pocket is for any papers that need to be signed (Field Trip slips, report cards, etc…) I’ll be checking it each night before bed so that I won’t be scrawling last-minute signatures while driving to school.
I also hung hooks on this door for backpacks – I figure, if they’re standing there hanging up their backpacks, there’s no way they can forget to put their papers in their pocket!
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What do you do to help you stay organized for the school year? We’d love to hear your ideas too!