Our decor topic this month is Organization and Back to School ideas, tips and solutions.
As we all know getting the kiddos (and ourselves) back in the swing of school schedules can be hectic to say the least.
Come check out all the ideas and tips that might just help you have a little less stress this school year and beyond.
For me and my crew, keeping track of schedules, forms, receipts etc is a big deal.
So having a central spot to keep a calendar that is visible to everyone, have receipts that are kept handy, and hanging forms that need signed and returned, is a great time saver.
No more running around the house looking for needed papers etc.
Creating a bulletin board in our mudroom was my answer to calm this chaos.
Most of you know I go for easy, inexpensive projects when possible.
So first order of business was to measure the wall to see exactly what size I wanted to make this bulletin board.
Next what type of material to use?
I headed off to my local hardware store to see what would work.
While building our house I noticed this foam board insulation they used on the sides of the house.
That was one of those hmmmm moments….when you know that this stuff has potential for something but just not sure what at the time
But then……it all comes together
This is the foam board.
There are lots of kinds to pick from with different thicknesses as well
The foam boards are sold in 4′ x 8′ piece
I took it home and cut it down to 3′ x 5′. This stuff is easy to cut to whatever size you want.
After cutting down to size I covered the board on one side with duck cloth fabric, in a gray white pattern.
You can tape or hot glue the fabric in place.
Pull very tight as you glue, so that the fabric is very smooth on the front.
Using the foam makes this bulletin board light weight, easy to hang and perfect to use with thumb tacks and stick pins.
There you have one easy project to help your family stay organized.
Now for more ideas and tips. Check out all my friends ideas so that you don’t miss out. Scroll down for easy to click on links.
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