Trying to get the kids organized before school was becoming quite the chore, with things constantly being forgotten (such as lunch money) so I finally (with a little prodding) worked on our home organizing system that had been sitting in our hallway gathering dust for … ummm …. 6 months or so. 


So now each member of the family (including the dog) has a corkboard with pins and a hook underneath.  Little gift tag envelopes on the cork board hold lunch money and payments that need to be dropped off the next day and notices that need to be returned can be pinned on.  School back packs are stocked with necessities the evening before and everything can be grabbed as they head out the door in the morning.

Back To School Organizer

I purchased the existing organizer on clearance from World Market.

Disclaimer: This Elmer’s DIY Project was sponsored by Collective Bias.

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Tonya Staab October 6, 2010 - 3:10 pm

Thanks Ali.  Can you believe I purchased this one for under $30 on clearance.  It was such a great find I couldn't let it pass me by.   I cannot wait to see what you come up with.

Ali @PickleSugarPlum October 6, 2010 - 2:29 pm

Oh, my! This is fantastic, T! I’ve been DYING to redo our entry way, rid it of the piles of shoes, strollers, and other clutter, and turn it into a neatly organized entrance, where we can keep the items we need the most on our way out the door! I also want to do something about our incoming mail…I’d like to create something in our entry way to assist with it, rather than it ever making it past that point! I’ve yet to find a shelf/hook combo that I truly LOVE, so I may have to bust out a saw and some scrap wood to create my own.

Going to add you to my inspiration board! This turned out lovely!

[email protected] act October 11, 2010 - 12:06 pm

Absolutely brilliant idea.

Tonya Staab October 16, 2010 - 9:56 pm

Thank you so much.  I've been thinking about you a lot lately.  Husband is playing rugby again :).  So of course rugby makes me think of you.


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