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:

  1. Awesome giveaway! I need those file cabinets! :)

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  2. 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!

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

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

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  7. 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!

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

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

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  10. This could solve soooo many problems!!!!

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  11. This could solve soooo many problems!!!!

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  12. This could solve soooo many problems!!!!

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  13. 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!

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

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

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  16. I love office products and crave organization. What fun!

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  17. 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

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

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  19. 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.

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

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

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  22. 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!

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

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  24. 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!

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

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

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  27. 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.

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

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

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  30. 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!

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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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

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

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

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

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

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  38. 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.

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  39. These are awesome -take my work with me!

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  40. 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

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  41. 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.

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

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

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  44. 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! :)

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  45. Because I can never find what I need!

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

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

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  48. 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!

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

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  50. 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

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  51. Awesome giveaway! I need those file cabinets!!

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

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

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

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  55. Love the giveaway , wish I can win !

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

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

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

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

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

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  61. 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.

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  62. 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

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

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