Now that you have the basics of back-to-school organization under control and Organization 101 is out of the way, it's time to move on to Organization 201.
These creative solutions will help you channel your child's creative gusto as he creates those mini-masterpieces this fall. Just be sure you have plenty of magnets and room on the fridge because he's going to feel very enthusiastic once you do these.
- Build some shelves into the wall. Ideally, you'll place these at a convenient height where your child can get into them with ease. This will help you keep toys, art supplies, and other accessories of childhood off the floor.
- Paint the walls, and let your children help. There are a number of solutions you can pick up from IdeaPaint in this regard. You can cover your walls with a highly-resilient coating that you can write, draw, or color upon. It's like having a giant dry erase board in your room, and once you put it up, you'll be amazed at how much fun your kids will have using it.
- Place a couple of blackboards or chalkboards around the house. These are simple and effective ways to share and send messages that won't be forgotten or neglected.
- Spark the creativity by making sure your child's room is full of patterns, colors, and those gizmos that will keep his creative juices running at full speed.