Next up on my organizing list was to create an area the kids could store their back packs/diaper bag, shoes, jackets, and notes/reminders. Again I took to pinterest to help inspire me. With so many great ideas it was hard deciding which we liked most and would work input space. We started by visiting every furniture store to find a bench that would double as a place to store shoes. After several days we came across the perfect bench at Target on sale! We found four 8×10 frames and four wall hangers. I’d planned to order these paper organizers for each child to display in the frames but when I visited the Etsy site the shop was on vacation for a couple weeks so instead I asked a very talented friend of mine to make me something similar that I could print. She graciously said yes and had these amazing organizing sheets done in no time.
Each child now has a personalized organizer that is framed so we can use dry erase markers to keep track of notes, weekly activities, and monthly activities/appointments. Once I’d printed them we put it all together. We picked up three bins at Target to slide on the bench shelve to hide the kids school shoes. We used an empty wall near our back door (which is where we enter from) to house our new drop zone. Here are some pictures that include a before and after as well as a couple full photos of the finished project!