First thing…create a calendar space and note posting station. Using things I already had around the house, I made a “go to” spot. This is right by the door to the garage. That way we can always check to make sure we’ve remembered that days events on our way out. I first hung our dry erase calendar . Then using cork board squares (left over form a previous project) I surrounded the calendar. Its become great place to hold date cards & important #’s that need to be up through out the year. On the bottom of the this area, I glued scrap paper to the cork to give it a little eye candy. I used molding (more scraps from left over projects) to enclose the whole area. Last I hung a small basket on a hook next to this area to hold the dry erase marker & wipe off cloth.
On the back of the door to the garage I created a bill center, weekly school notes, and monthly reminders. Using magnet peel and stick backing I wrote things like, “this week”, “due now”, etc. Then using magnet clips I have placed bills and notes in the correct rows.
On the bottom of the door I have magnets written for the girls to take turns placing the days of the week and weather of the day. We’ve been using these on the fridge since my 9 yr old was 3. My 5 year old is the one who still loves to do this daily , but occasionally the 9 yr old still fights her for her turn .
The last paper clean up idea I’ve done is school paper baskets. Placing 2 baskets on top of the fridge labeled each with their initials will help me keep their daily school notes and home work straight. I bring them down before they get home each day & we put what is needed to be saved in together. Then back up on the fridge & out of my counter space!
Next week I’ll show you the work I’m STILL doing on the closet in that room…..but here’s a pic of what I took to the Salvation Army for donation yesterday.