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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Backpack Staging Area {Works for Me Wednesday}

This post might be more appropriately entitled, "This had better work for me or else I may just pull every last hair out of my head!" And if you know me or have seen my thick hair in person, you know that's a lot of hair.

I'm just sayin'.

If you have grade school aged children you know that the whole back pack thing after school can get out of hand really easily and we have battled it with our one grade schooler for the last three school years.

But now, with one that is also in Pre-K and headed full steam toward Kindergarten, I needed a solution to help us keep a handle on the back pack situation because it has been about to drive me crazy.

So this is what we came up with.

It is located in the hallway that leads out to the garage. However, it is tucked into a little cove that leads to the extra bedroom so that it's not all sticking out into the hallway and taking up walking space. But it is easily visible on the walk in form the garage which I hope will prompt them to use it.

They have the hooks for their backpacks and jackets and then the organizer up on top for their folders to go in each day. Hopefully this will also be a place that we can keep important school forms etc. that we need to deal with so that they do not get lost in the disaster known as my kitchen counter tops.

Like I said, this had better work. Because if it doesn't, I'll be having to change my profile picture. And it won't be pretty.


This post is part of the Works for me Wednesday carnival over at We Are That Family.


Judy said...

Amen to the no kitchen counter request! Anything on my kitchen counters ends up wet or covered in flour!

beckyjomama said...

I need me one of those - QUICK before I have 2 in school!

Wendy said...

Looks terrific! It ought to work fine once they get in the habit of it. At least, I hope so...for your hair's sake. ;)

{ L } said...

I have been trying to find a solution for this at our house!! This is perfect! Good work! I love it.