What is a pantry? According to Merriam Webster, a pantry is a seemingly innocent noun. Its’ definition is: “a room or closet used for storage (as of provisions) or from which food is brought to the table”. So what if you don’t have a pantry? […]
Category: Organizing Your Home
There are so many different things I love about fall. I love the colors on the trees, the crisp air, picking apples, hayrides. There isn’t a fall activity that I don’t enjoy. All year I wait for fall to make a reappearance, but I will […]
Kids come with a whole lot of stuff.
All of that stuff accumulates and can be overwhelming. When it comes to organizing school & craft supplies it can get out of control, especially in a small home.
- Always my number one go-to: baskets. We keep a basket of the school essentials right on the table he uses in the living room. In this basket, I use Mason Jars to hold school pencils, colored pencils, and twistable crayons. All good homework essentials. Also included are scissors, glue sticks, a ruler, and a pencil sharpener. A box of regular crayons is also in this basket, along with writing paper, and practice workbooks.
- Plastic baggies. I used to think that my grandmother was obsessed with plastic baggies. Every single thing in her basement was lovingly protected by a plastic bag. Now I see the value! Overflow goes into baggies, and is stored out of sight in the drawers I keep specifically for arts & crafts. This includes, pom pom balls, glitters, foam shapes – anything that you can use to create something fun.
- Paper. Lately my little guy has really been into drawing, so we have A LOT of paper. We have construction paper, sketch pads, coloring books, you name it. I keep all of these together, in a drawer. He knows where his supplies are and he can get to it whenever he’d like.
- Another organizational tip I have for supplies like this is to keep an old backpack in the car filled and ready. This backpack includes a sketch pads, a coloring book, crayons, and colored pencils. I also have a laptop desk he can use for longer trips. The sides have zipper compartments that can hold writing utensils. I also keep simple, ready to make crafts in this bag (you never know when you’ll be stuck in traffic and it’ll be there already for planned trips).
What are some of your best supplies organization tips? I’d love to hear more!
xoxo – Jeannine
Organizing a kids room can be tough! They have so much stuff for such little people. Paring down on that stuff is the first obvious solution, but it’s not always feasible. Below are some of my tips for dealing with the chaos of kids rooms. […]