Or something. The milk crate of books, cardboard box of math manipulatives and random pile of other stuff on top of the dog crate just isn’t going to cut it for finding what I want when I want it. And I’m pretty much at a loss of what to do here. It’s not like there’s much extra space in that room to be adding in more storage. I’ve run across a couple of ideas other people have done, but nothing is jumping out and saying ‘this is the right thing’. First would be the workbox solution. Each drawer or box contains one subject, to be updated daily with all the necessary supplies and books and allows the child to work independently where possible. And to easily see what still needs to be completed for the day. Or there’s the traditional bookshelves approach. Easy to implement, hard to maintain (have you seen our play room floor?!). And then there’s the pile on the table method… Crate of books plus rubbermaid of supplies… Actually using my desk? Yeah. A little help here? What do you think I should do?
I need bookshelves!