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{Organizing Mamas} Kids Play and Homework Space – Before


The school bell rang. The most glorious sound I’ve heard in awhile. I’m excited for a number of reasons but one of the most important ones is I get a chance to start back working on the rooms in my home, slowly decluttering them and putting in place storage solutions that work in keeping things in order around here.

Tia from the Chic SAHM and I are kindred spirits in wanting to declutter our spaces to make life easier! We have joined forces to bring you a fun series of challenges focusing on a target area in your home bi weekly. We will post the before photos of our spaces and in 2 weeks WE’LL as in her, I and YOU will reveal what our space looks like afterward.

No blog? No problem feel free to drop your photos on our FB feeds or on IG with the hashtag #OrganizingMamasChallenge on reveal week.

With school starting already for some and on the horizon for others we thought it would be great to focus on setting up organized play and/or homework spaces.

Here are the before photos of my children’s play/homework space.

DON’T JUDGE! I haven’t cleaned in there since May when school got out. They’ve played with friends in there, done crafts and a host of other things and I haven’t bothered with it since, but in 2 weeks it will have a makeover…maybe even a new color!




These bags are full of art projects that I need to organize.


I mean disastrous before photos make for awesome reveals


Keep in mind creating a homework space doesn’t have to be a designated room but could be a caddy with all of the supplies that a child would need to do homework. Use your imagination and not a ton of money.

We’ll see you in two weeks with our reformed spaces! Can’t wait to see yours.




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  • Reply
    August 3, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Very cool! I need to join the challenge for my bed room closet! LORD I am nervous to show a before picture.
    But this will motivate me for sure! Add me to the list.
    Bernetta recently posted..3 Things My Children Must Know Before School Starts #backtobgosh

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      August 6, 2015 at 7:01 am

      We are going to do a master closet so hold on! You should see mine. I’ll have to tidy it up a bit before I show the before photo for sure. It is a hot mess.

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    August 4, 2015 at 9:29 am

    I need to get organized too!!! I have a few weeks before we start back to homeschooling and I’m determined to get organized. Our homeschool space looks similar to your homework station. We have books, crayons, pens, pencils, and more all out of place. So, I’m up for the challenge.

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      August 6, 2015 at 7:01 am

      Having a dedicated space to keep all of those things I found keeps the clutter out of my kitchen is where all of it was landing before. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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    August 8, 2015 at 5:06 am

    I’ll be doing this for sure. I need a new desk but the least I can do is organized what I have until I decide on the desk I want. The mess makes me extra stressed!
    MJ recently posted..Back to School: My Top Five Pinterest Boards for Tot Homeschool

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