We are one week into school, and I’m trying my best to keep the kids’ school papers, backpacks, lunch boxes, and all the other thousands of little school related things organized. Last year we implemented a wall filing system in the kitchen for the papers, but inevitably everything else would end up strewn about in two or three rooms everyday.
This little spot is in our family room and it’s still a work in progress, but so far, I’m happy with the way it’s been functioning. We built it mostly out of things we already owned.
The bookshelf was in the family room already, but it was flipped on its side. It holds books and a few toys, but the bottom two cubbies have buckets with the kids’ shoes.
We’ve had an extra Lack shelf, that was given to us, stored in the closet for years. We mounted it flush between the shelf and the wall to give it a little more of a “built-in” look.
I bought two Variera boxes from Ikea (mine are solid white, which I can no longer seem to find on their website) to hold hats and gloves. The globe is an old thrifted one with terribly outdated countries, but I still like the way it looks.
The Enudden hooks were also a new purchase from Ikea. I love the all of the hooks and shelves in the Enudden collection and I’d love to get a few more things for around the house.
Eventually, I’d like to build in a bench seat so that their rain boots could fit underneath, but for now we are using two of the beanbag stools that we scored off of Craigslist. I’m also thinking of lowering the floating shelf a little so they can reach the bins a little better and adding one more shelf above that would be even with the top of the bookshelf.