With my oldest starting kindergarden this year, (yes, I’m dealing with it
horribly really well, ok?) I have gotten the back to school organization itch to keep up with influx of paperwork, forms to sign, and (gasp) homework. (Sidenote: seriously, whatever happened to snack and nap time at kindergarten??)
We live in a fairly small house and my biggest beef with it is that we don’t have a mudroom or entryway/foyer of any kind–our garage door just enters into our small, cramped kitchen and backpacks, diaper bags, purses, and pounds of mail just get dumped on the counter and in front of the door for me to sort through.
It drives me crazy and the hardest thing is keeping track of important paperwork. Generally, I keep it out on the counter until I can deal with it, but eventually I get sick of looking at it and shove it in a drawer, where of course, it gets lost forever.
Sooo….I decided to try my hand at pretending I’m a crafty and organized mom guru and improvised a cupboard paperwork storage solution! Tada!
- First, I printed off the super cute yellow chevron paper sign from this website. You can choose any color you want, but I loved the yellow to brighten up my space. (Note: I did have to register for a free account at this site to print off the paper. Not sure why, but I did it without any problems.) I added my own “papers” label before printing.
- Then, I slid the sign into a clear plastic sign holder. I put mine at WalMart and it came with sticky tape for mounting.
- The hanging file folder I also bought at WalMart for a few dollars. I lined up in my cupboard to make sure that the cupboard would close before I attached it–also with sticky tape.
As per the usual, my husband totally made fun of me for trying my hand at being crafty, but I am happy to say that this is one project that turned out to be a complete success. The folder fits perfectly, it makes me feel happy to look at the pretty yellow pattern, and I love having the papers tucked away but accessible when I need them.
School organization cupboard paperwork storage solution: check!
Now, if only I could stop crying every morning I send my daughter to school…