I’ve been busy working on organizing our house & honestly, it just seems to be a never-ending task. So I’m focusing on just one room/space at a time.
Leana & I share a craft space, with her side of the room being dedicated to her learning & creating. She loves doing little projects & working on learning activities so organizing the space was super important to me. I wanted to make it cute, but still focus on functionality & ease of use for her.
I kept a few elements in mind, when setting up this space. I’ll list them below, plus link everything pictured!
Keep supplies at a low, reachable level.
This element is key for accessibility, especially for smaller kids. I know it’s not always practical to keep everything where kids can reach but this is Leana’s space, and I want to give her free rein over it. I obviously don’t keep any unsafe materials in her storage cubes but even still, I am always in the room with her so I know what she’s getting into.
Use picture labels + bag activities/supplies with small pieces, to help with organization.
The labels were an element that I only recently added but its really helped with clean-up & keeping things neat & orderly. I made the tags myself & added pictures to them (+ had them laminated!), so that Leana could help with sorting. This is also an easy way to work on word association.
Bagging the items with lots of pieces, has been a great way to stay organized too. I use reusable bags that are easy for Leana to open & they don’t get nearly as worn as traditional ziplock bags do so the materials stay protected.
You don’t have to overspend – reuse, repurpose & refresh!
Even though we use this space daily, I didn’t want to break the bank when putting it together. Kids can be rough on furniture & decor, especially in creative spaces so I bought items as affordable as possible. The table was a thrift store find by my mom, that I painted with chalk paint. The cork boards were a super old Target find that I never used but worked perfect in the space. I used those rainbows as book ends, but they’re actually just wooden table decor pieces that were half off at Hobby Lobby! & as for the posters, I made those myself! I had them printed but framed them myself as well. I spray painted all of the frames, to match the color scheme. Digital downloads of the posters are now available in my shop. You can purchase them individually, or as a bundle.