Back to School Organization Tips
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Overwhelmed with clutter? Check out how you can get organized and stay on track throughout the year using some easy to find and inexpensive products and solutions. I recently created the functional space featured in this post in my home – my goal was to reclaim the kitchen counters and use the walls for vertical organizing.
If you’re like me and constantly fight the uphill battle of paper clutter from the kids/mail/spouse, check out this wall magazine holder from IKEA perfect for homework folders and school papers. A magnetic board can also help to keep track of smaller items – I love that this one can also double as a white board.
Paint a pantry or laundry room door using chalkboard paint and a paint roller and then use it to jot down important messages or for writing out the week’s events. In my home, I just took off the door knob and rolled the paint on with the door open (I did not have to take the door down or use any painter’s tape). Just make sure to roll paint in light coats to avoid paint running or bleeding on the sides of door. My kids enjoy practicing their sight words and writing messages on the bottom of the door too! 🙂
I’ve had this mail organizer for bills and keys for years and it’s been very helpful to control mail clutter and for visually seeing which bills need to be paid etc. I’m also a big fan of wall calendars (even though I keep everything digitally on my phone as well) so the entire family always knows what’s going on and so we’re all on the same page. This white board calendar has been working out great. And I love getting the backpacks and lunch boxes off the floor with wall hooks – this is a super easy and helpful solution that is a must for me.