Tip Tuesday:: Back To School Basics

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Are you so excited to have your kids home at the end of the day but sick of their shoes, coats and papers being everywhere?? Well then, this one is for you! 

Our first piece of advise is … location, location, location! This is the key to maintaining the madness. There should always be a convenient storage solution immeidately upon entering the home. These fun and functional monogrammed hooks from Anthropologie are one of our favorite solutions for coats and backpacks.

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Now for the shoes! We love any bin that is easy to move and easy to clean out. We also recommend labeling your bins so there is no confusion as to whose shoes belong where. By adding a cute picture of your little one or there favorite animal makes it easy to keep things separate…especially if they are at an age where they don't recognize their name yet.

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Probably one of the most important things to keep you sane is having a system for all the PAPERS. The junk mail, the art projects, the homework….complete chaos! Our best advice is to have a system set up for all the papers that works for you and your children. This letter bin pictured here is one of favorite recommendations!

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Or this 4-Pocket Organizer from Ballard Designs.

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We hope these tips make for a fun and organized school year! 


the NEAT girls

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