And you need a place to put it all.
One thing that will help you keep your sanity, mamas, is to have a place for everything. Train your children to know that place, so that as they grow, they can put their own things away.
I searched a few thrift and antique stores, looking for the perfect storage piece, but the school year was well on its way, I had not found the right thing, and I wasn’t feeling quite organized.
I found this piece online. I liked the look of it, and loved the cubby shelves. When my husband was assembling it, he was inspired to replace the flimsy back with a sheet of metal. He also added metal labels in place of paper ones.
Yes, he is brilliant.
I wanted to share it with you, because, even when you can’t find the “perfect” thing, don’t have the time (or know-how) to build a custom piece, or don’t have a huge budget, you can take what you do have and make it better.
We now have this cute, one-of-a-kind bookcase for our day to day homeschool stuff.
Now, I would love to just put cuteness on those shelves…
and have them perfectly styled at all times…
with some of my favorite vintage books…
and the faux greenery I am so good at growing. 🙂
But, real life requires me to put these shelves to better use.
and that’s OK.
Real life is good.
My real life kids loved adding their names to *their* shelves.
And I love being organized. Leaves me time to focus on…
all that other stuff.