I am loving being a part of Organizing Junkie’s Monthly Roundup. The month of March was designated Dining Room Month. Here is what I worked on:
How many people actually use their dining room and dining room table for eating meals only? If you are a homeschooler, like me, then is much more than a dining room. It is also a classroom, a science lab, an art center- you get the picture. Let’s not forget a place to pay bills, sort mail, play games, put together puzzles, cut patterns, sew, eat and much, much more.
Since my dining room plays so many parts it also had the most junk piles of all of the rooms in our house. I had to clear a little area at my end of the table to fit my plate for meals.
See the mess here?
I had no idea how I was going to organize all of this stuff until I walking around Target and saw the answer. Here is the shelf I bought:
Here is what it looks like now:
The shelf holds my teacher books that I am using now, some of their books, future projects, papers I am grading, studies I am putting together for them and such. The bulk of my homeschooling curriculum is stored in a 4 drawer filing cabinet but I needed something that would keep what I am using now in arms reach. This is much easier. I am able to reach over and easily put away each child’s items. They each have their own basket that holds their books, folders, notebooks and papers. Those are stored on their own shelf along with neatly organized tubs of schooling supplies. Now we all have somewhere to keep everything organized.
It has made a big difference in my stress level as well as the ease of being able to clean the table and the dining room. Hallelulia!!
Have a blessed week,
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