Since I have had a long break between first graders, I have needed to organize and set up our homeschool supplies once again. I do not have a school room and we usually use our kitchen table for most work.
In order to celebrate back to school for our two youngest I set up a small table display. I am serious about thinning out all my old decorative junk. I no longer want to or desire to set up huge holiday displays like I have in the past. I want enough to make my little one happy but I am serious about reducing our belongings.
This summer I had two large donation pick ups, three large item haul aways and lots of things tossed or put in our recycling bins. I feel better and better as order is made out of drawers that are almost empty and space reclaimed in our garage. Clutter literally stresses me.
In years past we had boxes that held the girls stuff and I didn't want that this time around. I cleared this shelf again in the service porch right next to our kitchen. It is literally five feet from the table. It holds our school books and I dug an old craft carrier from the garage, scrubbed it and put our daily supplies in it. Literally, one trip for all needed school items and no looking around for supplies. A few more items we need will be added but all is clean and organized and easy to see and reach what we need. More empty space!! Yay!!