Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Springing into Clean: Kid's Desk Clean Up

  A few days ago I posted a great link on getting your desk clean and organized and ready to be a real Home Command Center. Have you had a chance to tackle that project yet? Feel free to send me links to your before & after photos and I'll share them here!

  I'm working on my own desk today...and part of my project is developing a better "inbox" system for the others who walk by it. It tends to be a dumping ground for EVERYONE in the house, no matter how tidy I attempt to keep it.

  Today we're springing into clean by helping our children organize their desks, and help them learn to keep them organized. Teaching them to develop their own organizational system will not only allow them to excel in their academic and creative outlets now, but will allow them to grow into better-organized and more productive adults.

  Here are a few links to inspire you: Real Simple's A Children's Bedroom Gets Organized, gives a few simple tips on cleaning and setting up a desk area. Home Made Simple's Total Drawer Clean Out helps you reclaim the full potential of your most-used drawers by refreshing them in just two steps. A tutorial from Cozy Little House shows you how to decorate file folders, and a super-cheap and fun way to store them in a re-purposed dish rack - perfect for a child who needs file folder storage, but doesn't have/want/need a whole file cabinet.

  Looking for ways to keep the desktop clear? How about this re-purposed shower caddy to store desk supplies! If you'd rather keep your child's writing supplies at hand, there are cute and cheap homemade desk caddies here and here.

   Don't have a desk at all? I LOVE this double-desk from Apartment Therapy- perfect for kids sharing a bedroom or homeschool room. Twice the storage, but saves on floor space!

    Looking for more inspiration? Follow me on Pinterest for lots of Bootcamping Beauties! I add more  fun and pinteresting links every day!

 Get to organizing those desks and have fun!

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Heidi Schaap

Heidi is a child of God, a homemaker, wife to a studly backyard lumberjack, and homeschooling Momma to nine fun, highly energetic outdoorling children. Her family homesteads a small patch of woods in Ohio and when Heidi’s not in the kitchen baking bread or cookies, she’s growing veggies, playing tag with dairy goats, and shooing chickens off the front porch. Heidi loves books, natural living, and coffee…Actually, let’s put the coffee first. She is the author of Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers, a book she hopes will bless you immensely.

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