My Back to School Organization!

On Saturday I did a post on Back to School Organization .  I showed different ideas and shared things I liked and I said I’d be back to show you the ideas I incorporated into my home.  Well, I’m back……..  I’m here to show you my Command Center/Homework Station.

My command/homework station is in my kitchen.

1.  I found this white board at Goodwill.  It was brand new from JoAnn Fabrics.  Retail 19.95 that I bought for 1.99. It had a peel able sticker on the edges so I covered it with scrap booking paper and added ric rac and a big orange flower.
2. I bought a piece of metal sheeting at Lowe’s for 6.00.  I added orange ric rac to the bottom and took scrap booking embellishments and glued them to magnets.  I had some days of the week magnets that I added to the board.
3.  Is just a normal cork board that I added ric rac stripes down the right hand side and made fabric flowers and glued to the board.
4.  I found these bins at JoAnn fabrics last year.  One for each boy. I can use them to put in random paper

I took another piece of sheet metal and added Velcro to the back and attached it to the wall.  I gathered things that we consistently need for homework and added either Velcro or magnets to them as well as using round silver magnetic hooks which I spray painted orange, green and two shades of blue. I have index boxes in the small blue box.  I also have colored pencil in the fun chevron case.  Now, I think I have every thing I need handy and accessible for the boys to use.  I just hope we can keep everything in their new home!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my new space.  I’ll have more Back to School tips this week so why don’t you subscribe via FacebookRSS Feed or Email so you don’t miss anything.  
Pin It
Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to have you follow along and subscribe to my RSS Feed or sign up to receive daily Emails delivered to your inbox . You can also follow along via Facebook.


  1. Motivated Mommy of t says

    Wow I love how you organized everything, this is my first time getting organized for school. My daughter is just starting Kinder so I will definitely need these tips. Thanks Stopping by from Tuesday time out link party

  2. says

    I LOVE your command center Barb!!! It's GREAT! Love that you used bright colors!Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

  3. says

    SO MANY fabulous ideas. I will have to try something like this for our homework center. Thanks for the inspiration!! Visiting via the bloglovin' blog hop. :)

  4. says

    I so needed to read this post. I've been thinking about how I can get better organized before my oldest starts 1st grade next month. These are great tips. :) Visiting from Between Naps on the Porch today. Hope you'll visit my blog post too! :)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge

I’d love to have you follow along. You can subscribe to my RSS Feed or sign up to receive daily Emails delivered to your inbox . You can also follow along via FacebookGoogle + or Twitter.
 photo 6c171ce1-4af5-4786-9353-d0a314977306_zps33457fd0.png  photo bae60660-50e7-45e6-9c17-a53e8753efea_zps5024667b.png  photo 1a86bab8-912d-4b1b-9892-458838d27749_zps4ad0cd2c.png  photo 9b3bc365-aa5f-4a48-97e5-6944aa3c3c20_zpsc491703e.png  photo f5061e53-07f9-4890-a947-3e0713a4387a_zps1a72baae.png  photo 12810623-e0ac-4f6a-b2e3-7de6fe00fe0d_zpse5871500.png  photo 66f07623-e3bd-451a-ab38-049c3b4192b3_zps4fb529e0.png