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Tip for organizing schoolwork

Hi all! Hope your weekend was filled with fun. We tidied up a few things around the house so that we can enjoy our last few weekends of the summer at the lake. Hard to believe it is already mid August! School is underway here…and I wanted to share a little tip to help keep organized. It may only pertain to middle school kids….but something you can keep in the back of your mind if your kiddos are younger.

This is really just something that has worked really well for us…and I thought I would pass it along. I am always on the lookout for a good tip for organizing schoolwork. Our middle school requires standard composition notebooks for every class. To lessen the confusion we used different colored tapes to correspond with the different color of folders. Red folder…red tape notebook= Science….Green folder…green tape on notebook= Social Studies….etc.….

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It is a visual way to grab the correct things for the class…and also be sure the items come home together.

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A package of colored scotch tape is all you need…..just place some on the binder of the notebook.

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How about you…..do you have any fabulous ways to keep organized this school year??? Do tell!!

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Outdoor Summer Station

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“Mom, I’m hungry..” ….”Mom, I’m hot….” , “Mom, I already did my chores…” ahhhhh, the sweet sounds of summer are approaching. We are left with just 2 short weeks in our school year. I can almost taste the freedom (freedom from homework ;) This weekend I decided to do a bit of organizing in the garage. I posted last year about giving this little area a bit of a freshen up with my free changing table I found on the side of the road. Here is that post….

I used the changing table to hold all our summer stuff…here is the lowdown on the Stoll Summer Station….

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I printed some super cute tags for the sunscreen, flip flop and goggle containers. I found it on BHG (BHG printable) . You just have to sign up to use the free download. I love a cute tag…don’t you;) The little silver buckets were in my basement..and the white plastic container was in the garage.

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So now when the kids say…I’m off to the pool with a friend….all the things they need are all in the same place. My pool bag has a place to land after a day at the pool. Let’s see how long it stays this organized ;) The idea is that there is a place for everything.

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I used simple screw in hooks to hold the buckets and container. When summer is over I can easily take everything down for the next year.

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Cute tags always make it look organized. Even if it doesn’t stay that way ;)

 

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I got a bit crazy with the tags and decided to label my paint cans too….yes, I have issues ;) All harmless though!!

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How do you stay organized in the summer? Have any great tips? Do tell….

Sharing at Mad in Crafts, Craftomaniac, Tip Junkie, Homework, Not Just a Housewife, The 36th ave

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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