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With back to school time upon us, what better time is there to create a beautifully organized study station? And at the same time THROW OUT ALL THE KIDS OLD CRAP. Was that a little strongly worded? Because what I mean to say is, I don’t know about you, but my kids are a couple of mini-horders.

Let me back up… A few days ago my daughter asked when we would be doing our school supply shopping. And while I LOVE back to school season – with the smell of new crayons and the look of perfectly pink erasers – there was simply no way I would bring more STUFF into our homework/study/project area. Let me show you what I mean:

beautifully organized study station

beautifully organized study station

So. Much. Stuff. Trash, crap, used up nothing – in addition to bits and pieces of broken junk and do dads that have been in this pile for more longer than my son has been alive-I kid you not. And he is 9. So what is a crafty party girl to do? Well, to start, craft. Take every old crayon, dried up marker, weird toy thingy and glue it to a canvas from the craft closet. See what I mean?

beautifully organized study station

Ta Da!

beautifully organized study station

And after your daughter has used up TWO bottles of Elmer’s making her “Sea Scape” (can you see it now?), then throw all the rest of the junk out. 3 garbage bags for the trash and 2 for the donate pile! Be sure to have the kids help tho – really, it’s important for them to learn to let go ( I heard that on the Horders show).

After all the clean up, and the trip to Target for more glue, #2 pencils and these FUN boxes for organizing, I grabbed a new/old shelf and put all the necessities. And only the necessities!

beautifully organized study station

beautifully organized study station

beautifully organized study station

beautifully organized study station

See? It is a beautifully organized study station! All it needs now is a little study-er to use it. And keep it clean – ahhh… a mom can dream, right?

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