Do you homeschool in a small space or need budget friendly storage options? Today I am sharing with you a very easy and frugal way to add storage to your homeschool. Crates can be found at most of your big box stores and provide the storage you need.
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In our homeschool room I wanted a storage solution that would be hung on the wall and at eye level so it was easy to see books and more, and also to keep my toddler from grabbing everything and throwing it everywhere. Simple wood crates were perfect for this. I purchased these crates at Wal-Mart for about $11.50 per crate. Amazon has a good selection as well.
You can paint or finish the crates in any color you want or just leave them as is. I just left mine natural because I liked the color for our room.
To hang these on the wall we drilled straight through the bottom of the crate into a stud behind the drywall. Drilling them into the stud assured that the crate would hold the weight without falling off the wall.
We now have a perfect place for all of our curriculum and books that we will be using throughout the school year. Each child has their own crate, and I have one of my own. This makes it easy to keep everything separated so each child knows exactly where to grab their books and work for each day. I keep all of the teachers manuals in my crate as well as all the test and quiz booklets.
You can have a lot of fun decorating these crates. Pinterest always has some great ideas for DIY projects. I have seen crates on casters, pallets and more. Decorate your room with fun yet functional storage solutions.
What is your favorite storage idea for your homeschool area?
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