Friday, April 11, 2014

"F" is for Family Homework Stations & Giveaway

Family homework stations and command center with Staples home office products:


Do your kids do their homework in different areas of your home?

If they are anything like my kids then you have one sitting in the kitchen, one at the dining room table, one in the family room and maybe one in their bedroom.  


And chances are they will have papers and notes that need attention.

And they will need supplies: pencil, pen, eraser, tape, stapler, paper, ruler, etc.

And you need one central location to put all this stuff.



Now each of my kids has their own designated homework station where they can keep everything they need easily at their fingertips anywhere they decide to do their homework.
PS - Assembly was a breeze, no tools required!

And when the portable homework stations are not in use we roll them right into the front closet:


To complete our family homework stations I added a dry erase whiteboard and cork bulletin hanging bar on the inside of the pantry door:


This keeps the weekly schedule visible for everyone and we can hang important notes like the lunch menu, reading logs and weekly spelling words to review.


Just below the dry erase whiteboard I attached a clear storage bin to hold all the dry erase markers and eraser.  The clear bin lets us see all the yummy color options!

Now it's your turn.  Could your home office or family workstation use a quick makeover?


The kind folks at Staples have generously offered to giveaway one home office item selected from the links below up to a $100 value:


How great is that?  
One lucky US based reader will get to choose one home office item valued up to $100.  The giveaway is open until Monday, April 14th at 7am after which a winner will be announced.



Disclaimer:  I was not compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  
I was provided product for review.

65 comments:

Tambi Clardy said...

Awesome giveaway! I need those file cabinets! :)

TB said...

This is exactly what I needed! I was getting ready to build them all desks in the loft, but I think I like this idea so much better!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

I need to have one space to organize into a home office. Right now there is stuff everywhere.

Vann Jean said...

I need to have somewhere to put all our "organized" files.

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Kelly said...

LOVE the homework stations! Would be really great for organizing a home office too...maybe a different station for each client. Thanks for the inspiration!

The Holmes said...

That would be fantastic for organizing all of my kids' homework and craft supplies! What a great giveaway!

Pam Ferrell said...

This is a great idea.

Pam Ferrell said...

We just moved into a new house and this would be very organized for our many papers

KimberlyGanir said...

This could solve soooo many problems!!!!

KimberlyGanir said...

This could solve soooo many problems!!!!

KimberlyGanir said...

This could solve soooo many problems!!!!

Denise said...

My home office needs to be organized because there's too much clutter and it's currently spread out over several rooms . . . . some in the kitchen, some in a spare bedroom turned craft room, etc!

Chrissy said...

Awesome! Will have two in school next year, so I'll need this!

Lauren Eggers said...

My office is an unorganized mess. Really need some things to help place papers in correct organization

Heidi said...

I love office products and crave organization. What fun!

Laurel said...

We just moved into a new house and are in the process of setting up a work space so this would be great to help do that

Preppy Mama said...

We are so tight on space and desperately need some organization, such great ideas!

Jennifer said...

Our office space was taken away--we took out a wall. So, our office is currently spread out through the house. Some organization would be nice.

Samantha Amidon said...

So excited to see a giveaway, plus see that you're on IG! I have LOVED all the things I've ordered from you. :)

T said...

I need those file cabinets! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

janethuisinga said...

I love this idea esp. for home school families. I would like to know where to look for the boxes that hold your markers for the dry erase board? Thanks!

Jennifer Schmitz said...

My home office needs a makeover due to lack of storage space.

pballard said...

My office drives me crazy. It is the one room everything gets dumped in. I am constantly walking in and walking out as I just dont know where to begin. Great giveaway!

Kathi Kovach said...

Oh my! My home office/ craft area is so unorganized right now!!

kellyr78 said...

My home office area needs a makeover because there is too much clutter and not enough organization.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Beth said...

My "home office" desperately needs a make-over! Right now it is a plastic folding table in the corner of my bedroom covered in an unorganized mess.

carriesingleton said...

My home office is shoved into a closet. I'd love to set up homework stations!

chelsea gora said...

My office definitely needs more organization! It would make things so much easier.

Chelsea Neuschwander said...

I recently got a shed that will serve as my office and it has nothing storage wise in it right now. It needs things badly!

Kristi said...

I never thought of a homework station, what a great idea!

mkjmc said...

Because I am in the corner of the family room and I would like a more creative space. Can't do anymore on rafflecopter because I don't have instagram

mkjmc said...

Because I am in the corner of the family room and I would like a more creative space. Can't do anymore on rafflecopter because I don't have instagram

Nappycookie said...

This is a wonderful prize!! This would come in handy at home, and in my classroom!!

Kim said...

Would love to use this great organizer in the classroom!
Kim H.

nicole robert said...

I need a new desktop chair !!! mine is broken !

Mily Mooc said...

Need a few more of those mesh carts you are featuring for my classroom!

Jodi said...

These are so neat looking. It would be great for me to have as a homeschool station for my own paperwork and keeping track of the boys tasks.

Julie Ahern said...

These are awesome -take my work with me!

susanlulu said...

My home office is a disaster area. I am a teacher, so I have school supplies and things all over the place. It really needs to be organized! Hope to win!
susanlulu@yahoo.com

lifelearn37 said...

Wow, this would so help keep things organized in my room.
The students could file their own papers in a numbered folder in the draw and I could have a neat tidy place for them to pick up the next packet.

MikesMom said...

We need some kind of organizing system. We just have piles of paper everywhere.

anitha kuppuswamy said...

I need a new desktop chair !

Angela said...

our office chair is falling apart...piece by piece

the seeley family said...

My oldest will be entering kindergarten this year and I need to get our house set-up and ready for homework! With 2 younger brothers to follow in his footsteps, I know I will need to be organized! :)

Michelle J. said...

Because I can never find what I need!

Jana Leonard said...

I am a teacher with multiple preps, a file like that would really be useful! My office is always in need or organization!

Elyse said...

I would use these to organize all of my literacy centers.

wagnerslp said...

Ohhh My home office needs a makeover because all my stuff is soooo worn out and outdated! The seams are coming apart in my chair!

quiltergs said...

This would be so helpful to help organize our learning centers in our classroom. Thank you for such a great giveaway.

Sarah said...

Our home office needs a makeover because it is currently housed in an old desk whose drawers fall out. :) I'd go for the desk if I won! Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

Sarah Jauje said...

Awesome giveaway! I need those file cabinets!!

femto femtto said...

My desktop is old and needs an extreme makeover ! thank you for the giveaway !

sah jau said...

I need to organize my office and make more space so I
need new stuff !!

julia frank said...

I love to have a new office stuff
Hope I can win !

Emmie Victor said...

Love the giveaway , wish I can win !

jasmin q said...

My office stuff are old and worn out so I need this makeover so much !

roxy as said...

I need a new office chair mine is old and broken !

Allison Stevie said...

I need a smaller more modern look office desk ! hope I can win !

Amy Henry said...

Awesome giveaway! I would love a product for my classroom.

Jim Konvalinka said...

I need a new office/desk chair for working on the computer.

Annette said...

My home office needs a makeover, because it's been years since I purchased new furniture/storage systems. My desk drawer is broken and I'm using a little plastic container to store my important documents.

Nicholle said...

My home office needs a makeover because, due to a lack of storage at school, my teaching supplies tend to take over the home office! :D

Portia Smith said...

I need a makeover because my PC and printer are currently sitting on my bedroom floor!