Back-to-school days are here again, and as the mom of two kids in elementary school, it’s important for me to feel prepared on Day One. I’m spending some time getting organized for the big day coming up next week, tackling the kitchen junk drawer and readying the family computer armoire that also functions as a study station.
With homework and school projects looming, I started organizing school, home, and office supplies and in the process, compiled ten clever ways to corral all that small but oh-so-necessary stuff we need at home.
1. Ready and Waiting. A colorful drink caddy serves up back-to-school readiness instead of refreshments when the glasses are used to store pens and office supplies.
2. Mess-less Muffin Tins. No need to bake with this clever solution to use a muffin tin as a drawer compartmentalizer to hold all those things that without it get lost at the bottom.
3. Clever Caddy. A shower organizer is easily reinvented as a creative storage solution for correspondence and wrapping supplies.