Hi Homes.com readers! I’m Jamie from Creating Really Awesome Free Things and I’m so excited to share this back to school DIY project that you can do. I am convinced that a shutter door can organize any room in your house! Seriously, it worked wonders in my kitchen and with back to school just around the corner, I thought I would try my hand at organizing all things kid and school.
School starting means backpacks, lunchboxes, notebook paper, glue, pencils, sweaters, soccer practice, and car pools, just to name a few. There is a lot to remember, especially after the relaxing summer, so here’s a great solution to help organize all of the school supplies:
I bought a shutter door for $5 at Habitat Re-Store, but you can probably locate one at a salvage yard or on the side of the road. Using whatever color paint you’d like, I love yellow, and painters tape, you can spruce it up with color and pattern.
The shutter part of the door makes organizing so easy since you can use over the door hooks and baskets to hang. Do you need more space for backpacks and lunch boxes or notes and school supplies? The shutter door allows for perfect personalization! Here are the organizing tools I used for the door:
• Over the door hooks (look for these at the dollar store, Wal-Mart, or Target)
• Command clear hooks (perfect for smaller items and can be hung anywhere on the door)
• Closet maid packet pal baskets (I get the m at Home Depot for $3.88 apiece)
• Magnetic knife strip (great for notes and homework and all important papers)
• Command clear caddy (pencils, cell phones, lunch money, any smaller item)
• Clip board helps to organize kid schedules and ensure that important dates are remembered!
Here is a close up of the closet maid packet pal baskets…
Add a basket to the bottom of your door for shoes, and you’ve got all things kid and school organized in one swoop! How do you organize all of the school paraphernalia for your kiddos? I’d love to hear…
Jamie lives in South Florida with her husband where she creates her crafts with as many free things as possible, hence the name of her blog Creating Really Awesome Free Things. Homes.com met her at the Haven Conference has enjoyed her DIY inspiration ever since!