Hi Friends! As I write this post it is our FINAL.WEEK.OF.SUMMER at our casa. My youngest is wandering around the house working on multiple, half-finished craft projects singing the tune “gonna need some toooools…” (you can’t make this stuff up). My oldest is choosing her “perfect” back-to-school outfit. And my son is outside with a garden hose. Which will buy me an hour of summer fun. We have had an amazing summer, with my kiddos being 5, 7, and 9 we have probably had the best summer yet (old enough to entertain themselves and go to really cool places without worrying about diapers or bottles).
But all good things must come to an end. And the new school year is upon us. And how are you going to stop the avalanche of papers that are about to come your way? You’re going to be an organized goddess this year. With a Homework + Command Center.
I happen to LOVE this time of year, with schedules and organization (and a tiny bit of free time to work, let’s be honest!). But you know you are going to get bogged down with the hundreds of back-to-school letters, calendars, sports schedules, etc.
So, I want this year to be the year you are the rockstar organized parent you always swore you would be. And you can do that with a killer Command Center + Homework Station for your kids.
This month for Remodelaholic (where I’m a monthly contributor) I did a post for them on this oh-so-timely subject. Being organized means having a place for everything. But it also means doing it in the simplest way possible that works. You don’t need tons of cutesy stuff (unless you want it), or expensive uber-organization tools. As a mom of 3 I boiled it down to what has worked in OUR house for this back-to-school season.
You can create a Homework Center for your kids, no matter how much space you have.
And here are some beauties to inspire you! This one, created from the Target Pillowfort line can double up as a homework center AND craft table (and works well if you have little ones, since all of this furniture is pint sized). Check out the amazing Gallery Wall of kid artwork in the background!
Emily A. Clark
This is my very own homework center. I created a triple kid’s homework station from an Ikea desk-each kiddo has his or her own chair (complete with framed photo of themselves and monogram pillow). Simple updates like a DIY rug, a shiplap wall, and inexpensive Target desk supplies finished off the look.
Re-purpose an old Dining Room table (or Craigslist find) by cutting a table in half and anchoring it the wall. Pull up some chairs and you have yourself a homework station. This is party of a larger (lovely) playroom, full of open shelves and toy storage.
And if you are tight on space, I’m smitten with this mini homework station. All of their supplies can stay inside the lift up lid, and use your vertical space for bulletin boards, a calendar, or their artwork. And those painted Mason jars for supplies? Dreamy.
The Lilypad Cottage
But today for your special exclusive Mood Board, I wanted to focus on the Farmhouse style. This desk would work equally as well as a Homework Station for kids, OR double up as a home office for Mom or Dad. I could totally see paying my bills here. If you have two kiddos (and you have the space), double it up with two of these desk sets (they are budget friendly Target gems), so each kid has their own space.
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Find the whole Free Shopping List of where to find all of these goodies over at Remodelaholic (and see the rest of my blog post over there!)
So there are some ideas to get you started on a Farmhouse style Homework Center or Home office.
But I think a Homework Center is BFFs with a Command Center.
So get a bonus Home Office/Homework Station idea that is complete with a Command Center that you can find right HERE, along with the 7 (simple) Must Haves for your very own Homework Center + Command Center. Here’s a sneak peek of it, but see a second version, plus the floor plan and ideas right HERE!
I hope this year is your most organized yet. Because organized=more time to have fun doing other things than spending 20 minutes searching for that permission slip!
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