Our classroom has been more than a little under-utilized in the past few months. (Click here to see more of our classroom) I finally decided that it was a lack of organization that was keeping me from being the best homeschool teacher ever. OK, so maybe that's wishful thinking, but more organization certainly can't hurt! So we got 2 drawer systems from Home depot. They are pre-fab cabinets, intended for things like a laundry room, but they fit better than the closet organization systems, so we went this way instead. Also, since we are renting, this has the advantage of being stand-alone. So we can always take it with us if we move. And at $89 each, they were cost effective too.
I also needed some slotted organization for things like paper. After some searching, I found the Recollections set at Michael's. And I love this set. It was simple to put together, connects to other pieces easily, was a decent price (around $30 each) and looks great. We got two sets and they are put side by side on top of the drawers. For a real craft area, I would have loved to have done it all in Recollections since it divides areas into smaller sections, but the drawers we started with are also useful for a future closet (for a future baby) so it was a good fit for us.
Anyway, here is the final product:
I couldn't bear to take a before shot. Imagine all the contents of the drawers and sections piled on the floor and you have a good idea of the before. This is 1000 times better, trust me! :)
OK, back to being the best homeschool teacher ever...