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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Getting Organized for School - Creating a Hub

It's hard to believe that in some parts of the country school will be starting in 2-3 weeks! School here starts August 25. Only about a month left! Prepare now to avoid chaos later.

But before I get to that, I was drooling in Walmart yesterday over fun-colored large Sterilite storage containers for $3.50 - turquoise, purple, orange, lime green, etc. They are not see-through, but you could use different colors for different categories. Or just label them. Great for college, too!

OK, I'll stop hyperventilating and get back to the subject at hand. I am reposting this blog entry from last year ...

Getting Organized for School - Creating a Hub

If you don't have one already, create a hub - a location where you keep papers to be signed for school, library books, invitations, and other important information. The point is to have one location into which you deposit vital information so you know where to look when you need it.

It can be a drawer, a decorative box, a shelf - whatever works for you. And it needs to be in a central location. When my kids were home, I used a basket in my kitchen.

If you want to include backpacks, briefcases, and keys in your hub, you could put up pegs or hooks near the door you normally enter. Or use a coat rack or a coat closet to store these vital necessities. You may also want to create a section in your hub for each person in your family to house their important stuff.

How do you handle the incoming information from school? Subscribers click here to comment on the original blog.

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Getting Organized for School (and life!) - Getting Enough Sleep
Get Organized for School (or life!) - A Family Calendar
Getting Organized for School - Backpack Checklist

1 comment:

Diane said...

I did this last year and it worked okay. I had a little shelf which had three shelves one for each of us. I found though things got a little lost and too much got piled . So this year I am going to try and use dividers in the shelves too.
I love the backpack station she puts it in a wicker box with a lid and we cant see it .
I bought a bowl for my keys to go into on a table when you first walk in. I have been trying to slowly put organizational systems in place in my house.