Street Smart Storage
August 21, 2013

Home Organization: A Key To School Success

Has your New Hanover County home become a little disorganized now that school is back in session? At Street Smart Storage, we are passionate about home organization and want to help you conquer school clutter before it takes over your living room (and dining room, and kitchen, and hallway). Here is a list of storage and organization tips to keep your house running like a well-oiled machine as you transition from summer to school.

1. Install Hooks

It is amazing how a few hooks can instantly decrease the amount of clutter that accumulates on the floor and on top of furniture! Install some easy to reach hooks for your budding scholars to hang their backpacks, sports equipment and jackets. You can even go a step further and put some inside of a kitchen cabinet or pantry door, so that they will have a place to hang their lunchboxes.

2. Create Simple Storage Bins

Purchase some colored bins (or take old shoe boxes and cover them in construction paper) to create a color coded system for storage of everything from paper to markers to glue. Use a bookshelf to store the bins in an area that’s accessible to all family members. This will be a storage spot for school supplies, as well as create a central location for homework!

3. Set Up A Family Post Office

Misplaced a permission slip or invitation to a birthday party? Creating an inbox/outbox system for the stream of paper that comes into your home is a fantastic way to avoid the awkward request for a second form or directions to a party. Plus, it’s another great example for your kids on how to stay organized and be responsible for their belongings.

4. Hang an Indoor Clothesline

The refrigerator is prime real estate for displaying the artwork that your kids bring home. But, if left unchecked, it can turn into an unorganized art gallery in no time! Why not get creative with a clothesline, instead? Hang a line in the entryway of each of your children’s bedrooms, or along the wall of your family room or den, and use clothespins to display their masterpieces.

Have any other great back to school storage solutions? Please share your other home organization ideas with us! Our Wilmington NC neighborhood and beyond community will thank you, as will we! For more ideas on how self storage can help you, check out our storage tips and other posts about organization.