Homework & Charging Station
September 1, 2019 | by jessica robbins
School is back in session, and you might need some organization in your life. I now have two kids in school, so I wanted to organize how homework, chores, and media time worked in our home. Find a wall, corner, or room in your house to get started organizing the chaos.
- Rolling cart
- Thumbtack board
- Pencil holders/office supplies
- Organization baskets
I found a cute rolling cart at Target for $30. You can use anything that you have at home as well. Make sure you know what wall and space you will be converting to your homework station before purchasing the supplies. Since homework always seems to be done in our kitchen, I chose to put it there.
Search for cute bins and accent pieces. The dollar section at Target usually has a good selection. Remember to have fun with it and make it look exciting so your kids will want to use the space. Don't forget a chalkboard, pinboard, cups with markers, colored pencils, glue, scissors, etc. Gather all of the supplies and lay them out in front of you.
Start hanging things on the wall. A general rule I follow is to start with the more substantial things first and then fill in with the smaller pieces. Make sure items are functional and sturdy.
I wanted to incorporate the homework station, chore chart, and a media docking station. This way, the kids have one place to look for their chore of the day, homework, and plug-in media.
After everything is hung up, write on the chalkboard, organize folders, and label the rolling cart. I designated one shelf per kid so that it is nice and organized with all of their personal stuff. Keep it simple. The less cluttered and organized, the better.
Give yourself a pat on your back and start to enjoy less stress in your life!
I'm so excited about this organization station. It is a game-changer, and my kids really love it. Make your space fun and reflective of your style. Have your kids help pick out the supplies and label the folders. Create a space that will help your family function and enjoy your time together.
Originally printed in the September 2019 issue of Simply Family Magazine
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