September 11, 2012

Homeschool Organization Quick Tip #1 - The Traveling Caddy

My mom nicknamed me the Product Queen at a young age.  I have a product for everything, and am obsessed with organization.  Have you ever been to The Container Store?  It's like a little piece of heaven.  In fact, if they put a Starbucks inside of one I think it would be just one step below heaven.  Anyway, now I'm rambling (and dreaming about sipping a latte while shopping at The Container Store.)

Well as much as I love The Container Store I'm on a stay at home mom's budget now.  My new best friend?  The Dollar Tree.  They have neat little buckets, baskets and caddies.  I found this green caddy in the dollar bins at Target (who by the way DOES have a Starbucks inside.)  I've seen similar items at Dollar Tree.

This is the first of many Homeschool Organization Quick Tips I plan to post.  Each will be short and sweet.  We have a studio where we keep all our art and school supplies.  We often do school work in there, but we also do school in many other parts of the house including outside.  Moving around is great for the boys, but it was beginning to be a pain in the rear for me.  We'd be right in the middle of a lesson, and I'd realize I didn't have markers or scissors or something crucial to the project.

I put this traveling caddy together for easy access to the most common supplies we use.  I included pencils, a pencil sharpener, scissors, glue sticks, markers, colored pencils and dry erase markers.  Obviously it isn't a comprehensive list of necessary school supplies, but it covers every item we use every single day.  I can't tell you how many trips up and down the steps this simple caddy has saved me.  

A caddy like this could also be made for homework, crafting on the go, kids crafts, or whatever your hobby is.  Anything to make life easier, right?

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  1. Oh my. You have just made my day! There is a container store? I need to find one near me!!!!!!! Organization, coffee, and target? Could you be my twin?
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  2. Great tips! I am also a fellow "recovering" Container Store fan due to tight budgets (well not really just getting creative finding products elsewhere, LOL). My only saving grace when it comes to the Target Starbuck's is that the coffee is never as good as it is at an actual stand alone Starbuck's. Or at least that is what I try to tell myself so I do not purchase a coffee while shopping at Target or I may bring the entire store home with me while on an espresso shopping spree, LOL. Great article! Thanks for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop!

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