Many of you know that homeschooling and storing school supplies in a small space can be challenging. When we first purchased our 1300 sq. ft. home (yes that's how "big" our house is) over 8 years ago, we had a one year old and another on the way...never anticipating we'd still be here, let alone homeschooling with 5 kids! As a former classroom teacher and supervising teacher of homeschooled families, I have become a curriculum addict over the years and love to test out new products. Right before the baby was born, I started purchasing these nice little IKEA shelves. We have this 4 x 2 in our hallway, another 4 x 2 in the kitchen and a 2 x2 next to our couch with books. Then I found some cute little baskets at Target and recently, those nice brown storage crates at Target (see the bottom shelves). These are my favorites as they are large enough to fit the shelves and are deep enough for binders and workbooks!
This shelf is in the kitchen and replaced our iron wine table...Who has time for using a wine table with 5 kids?
If I didn't have a toddler, I could also use those large storage crates for kitchen items.
These are one of my favorite organizational ideas...Trader Joe's coffee cans. My daughter loves to cover them in paper and label them. They are the perfect size for pencils and most of the time you can even fit the lid on top.
This is the basket on the kitchen shelf. We are currently using this one for pencils, rulers, etc.