Creating a Homework Nook by The Organised Housewife
With 2014 upon us, many of us are getting the kids organised for a new school year. It got us thinking…with school comes an awful lot of permission slips, stationary, homework and books. So how could we help parents (and their children!) combat the paperwork? With a dedicated Homework Nook of course!
We teamed up with mum of three, blogger extraordinaire and Howards Ambassador, The Organised Housewife to put the idea into motion…
A seasoned organiser, The Organised Housewife had a reader that had previously stored homework related items in a storage unit in her dining room. With her ‘homework nook’ one of the most useful areas in the household, it was ripe for a new framework and a few new clever organisers.
The Aim of the Homework Station:
- To tidily store all school paperwork
- For the kids to store items for their homework
- To keep all school related items together
- To store stationary
Step 1: Measure up!
With the designated area measured, the best framework for this space was the White 7 Runner Elfa System with Mesh Baskets and a Wooden Top.
Step 2: Fill the drawers!
With 4 drawers and a top shelf to play with we were able to stock the unit with ample stationary and supplies.
Top of Unit: A Craft Turn Table holds pens, pencils and crayons, while two File Holders keep the kids homework books and reading folders tidy.
1st drawer: Cadi Stackable Plastic Baskets store highlighters, sticky-tape, calculator, glue, scissors and other ‘go to’ items
2nd drawer: Two Clara Organiser Baskets hold the kids digital devices and earphones
3rd drawer: Two Clara Organiser Baskets house notepads and learning posters
Bottom drawer: Heavy items such as spare paper, reading and educational books reside here!
Clever Tip! Hooks on the side of the unit hold are home to the children’s school bags
Interested in creating your own Homework Nook? You’ll need:
To view the Organised Housewife’s account of her Homework Nook project, go to www.theorganisedhousewife.com.au