©2018 by Mindful Miss Mason

School supplies part 1

August 6, 2018

With school on the horizon for many of us, I would like to feature school related tips/tricks/ideas for the month of August in the Mindful Monday blog.  If you have any you would like to share, please email me at: mindfulmissmason@gmail.com.  I would love to feature other inspired school organization tips from a variety of homeschool families.


Today features a quick tip regarding excess school supplies. 


My son sits at a desk for 75% of his school work.  The assignments he completes at the desk require materials such as pencil, paper, glue, colored pencils, etc.  I keep these items in the top desk drawer so he can access them easily.  I only keep a few of the items in the desk space.  For example, I keep two sharpened pencils, one pen, a handful of colored pencils, one eraser, one glue stick and one Post it tab set.  However, I have more than two pencils in my home and loads more colored pencils.  But the extras have a home.


When I purchase school supplies on sale, or have extra of something I put them in an easy to see and easy to reach container in our hall closet....a hanging "shoe" container.  The clear slots allow the kids and I to see quickly where something goes and where something is located and what we may need more of.  This closet and the top desk drawer are the only two places I keep office supplies.  The paint supplies and larger items are located inside the closet in containers. 


I think keeping out only the few essentials keeps my son on track.  If we ever need more or run out, I know where all the extras are kept.  When I see a pen or pencil laying out, I open this door and put it in the slot.  Having a home for the even the smallest of items is essential to keep things orderly and decluttered.  This clear "shoe" container was purchases at the Dollar Tree.  


Have a tip or trick regarding school supplies or school organization?  Please email: mindfulmissmason@gmail.com to be featured in a Mindful Monday post this month. 


Thank you so much for reading! 

Have a blessed Monday!

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