Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Back to School Organization

Please take a moment to hop over to the Organize It! Link Party - September.  This is an amazing way to get great ideas from the top organizing blogs.



Every year, my kitchen counter gets covered in papers, permission slips, newsletter, etc.  This year is going to be different! :)  My oldest son will be starting third grade and my youngest son will start kindergarten.  We are going to stay organized!!!

I found three great baskets at Target.  I hung two baskets on the wall (one for each child) and placed the largest basket on the floor for backpacks and lunch boxes.  I also added a clipboard for my oldest son.  He loves to plan and look at calendars (he gets that from me).  I figured he would really enjoy having his own calendar to note important dates.

Overall, I am very happy with the space.  Hopefully it will help keep the clutter off my kitchen counter. :)

Everything is located pretty high on the wall.  The folders are not for the kids, they are for me - my organization! :)


I love that my label maker has a school bus border.  The boys thought it was funny how long each bus had to be to contain the specific titles.


My daughter (3 years old) wanted to include her backpack, even though she will be staying home with me.  :)


As you can see, our oldest son has already started crossing off each day.  He has also added that on the 12th, Bubble Guppies will be brand new on NickJr.  :)


I love this Bible verse.  It is from Colossians 3:23.



Here's to an organized school year!!!

Elizabeth
I wonder what this wall will look like by May???









11 comments:

  1. I'm stopping by from the iheartorganizing link party so say how much I love these ideas (and your wall color)! I need to do something similar here at our home because with the way paperwork flies around this house you'd think it was confetti; it's ridiculous. Baskets may be just what I need to corral this year's mess. Thanks for sharing.

    -Emily @ www.myloveforwords.com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I am new to the blogging world, so to have someone I don't know (leave a comment) just made my day!!!

      * The paint color is Benjamin Moore Taos Taupe. :)

      Elizabeth

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  2. How did you hang the baskets? My counter is already covered with summer art projects, bills to file, and home business type stuff (my husband prefers that to the entire room devoted to his office). So I need help now before school crazy kicks in!

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  3. Thank you for stopping by A Cup, A Cup!!! We anchored them to the wall with screws and mollies. I hope that helps. If you need further instruction let me know.

    Elizabeth

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  4. Lovely, Ur post made me realize that School year is almost beginning. Did you make the calendar on your own or is it available to print from somewhere?

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    1. I found it online but I have to say I wasn't happy with the quality when it printed. I had to re-write each of the dates. There are some really cute calendars on Pinterest.

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Elizabeth

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  5. I love this idea of hanging baskets on the wall for organization! Stylish and functional! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I was visiting your blog last night. You have some really great blog tips for someone who is new to blogging (like me). :) Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Great Idea :) I really need this for this coming year ...

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  7. Thank you so much! It really worked out great and kept everything in one place.
    Elizabeth

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