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Back to school. The words simultaneously make me jump for joy and break out into sweats. It means summer is over, which is a little sad, but hey, it also means mama gets some “me” time again. And it means homework. And school supplies. Lots of school supplies. All over my house. So I decided to organize a homework station for my kiddos.
How to Organize a Homework Station
I don’t know if you know, but markers, crayons, and writing utensils have a reproductive quality that is, in fact, a mystery to man. Every time I have thrown away every single marker in the house, another marker sibling shows up again to taunt me.
And they usually show up under pillows, or in hoards, like they’ve been playing a game of Sardines, and I’m the one who found them. They’ve also been known to show up under beds, in the sink, in my drawers, in the pantry, and even children’s hair.
So instead of going on an extermination mission of all school supplies (because I’ve tried and failed), I’m organizing them. My kids need a place to do their homework. I have four school-age children, and we do not have a desk for everyone. That means they are sharing, so I want to make it a place they enjoy doing their work.
Choose Containers to Organize the Homework Station
I needed different sizes of containers to fit in the spaces of the kids’ homework desk, so I used Ziploc containers. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Perfect, because the kids have a bazillion supplies. Markers, crayons, scissors, erasers, glue sticks, paper clips, pencils…well, you get the picture.
First, I needed a place to put the desk where there was light. Then I needed to find containers to fit all the school supplies. Then I added a little decor to pretty up the space.
I’m digging the Ziploc® brand Containers with One Press Seal®. That means what little hands can take out, they can also put back in. And close it. All by themselves! So no little school supply friends get lost in mama’s house and accidentally end up in the trash can.
All the school supplies are nicely stored in their containers. They are stackable and neatly put away. Then it’s homework time. I don’t have to hear any excuses about why kids can’t do homework, because the homework station is set!
I may have to be a supermom with 5 kiddos sometimes, but even every supermom needs some help to organize the chaos. Ha! Take that, markers and algebra! I’ve got this.