Morning Time Storage Solutions
I can't believe it's the end of my 10 Days of Morning Time Resources series. I've had so much fun thinking about all of the beautiful things about morning time, it's only fitting that we end with beautiful ways to store it!
If you've got a great plan, and you've gathered Bible materials, character building tools, science books, history books, great literature, art supplies, and music supplies, you'll need a place to put them! Here's a few fun ideas for storing the meat of your morning time.
Even though we have a "school room", morning time happens for us around the kitchen table. As nice as it would be to just extend the school room function all over the house (like wouldn't it be awesome if every wall was made out of white board material?), those rooms still need to keep their own individual function. I don't want to be gathering, carting, or hunting my morning time materials every day. Therefore, finding morning time storage solutions that blend well into regular living spaces are awesome!
Baskets are a great place to start. They're beautiful, affordable, and very functional. It's easy to keep your supplies managed, while also keeping them within arms length of wherever you host your family's morning time.
They come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, which makes it easy to find something that fits your decor as well as your budget. Meredith at Sweetness-n-Light shares what's in her morning time basket. Doesn't it look lovely?!
My morning time solution has grown beyond the basket we started off with. I've found we do more during morning time than will fit in the basket I had, so I found this cute cart from IKEA. It holds everything I need for morning time and more! It can also hide in the laundry room (see doors behind the cart) if I need it to disappear!
I love that my laptop fits in this cart. We often use it during morning time, but it's nice that I can stow it away quickly if we need table space for an art project.
If you need your morning time materials to hide in plain sight, why not try a closed storage box like this one. It's sturdy, stylish, and fits an abundance of great materials.
No matter how you store it, make sure it's easy to get to, because you don't want to waste your valuable morning time locating that great resource you had planned!
Thanks for joining me during my 10 Days of Morning Time Resources! I'd love to know what your favorite morning time storage solution is!
Get more great Morning Time inspiration from Pam at edSnapshots:
Discover more great resources by reading the full 10 day series:
Day 1: Why Morning Time
Day 2: Bible Study Resources for Your Morning Time
Day 3: Building Character and Virtue During Your Morning Time
Day 4: 5 Simple Resources for Including Science in Your Morning Time
Day 5: 5 Helpful History Resources for Your Morning Time
Day 6: Making the Most of Your Morning Time with Literature
Day 7: 5 Fantastic Art Resources to Bring Beauty to Your Morning Time
Day 8: Morning Time Comes Alive with the Sound of Music
Day 9: Making a Morning Time Plan and Sticking With It
Day 10: Morning Time Storage Solutions
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.
Love all these ideas – thanks for sharing mine <3
You’re welcome! I love the inspiration and encouragement I’ve received from your blog.
I love that Pier One basket. My basket is one I have repurposed and it works for now, but I am always looking for good storage solutions for school stuff!
I need more closed storage. I don’t like seeing it all out in the open! Overwhelming!
I LOVED all the resources you’ve shared! I’m revamping our Morning Time and you’ve been a huge help! Can you tell me what and how you bound your CC cards that you have in the top basket on the IKEA cart? And do you like having them like that? Thanks!!
Thanks Dottie! I have a spiral binder at home (it’s addicting), so I spiraled them in six week segments. I’m not a foundations tutor, so I’m not pulling them out to put on my board or anything, so it’s been wonderful to have them so accessible for the kids. They feel like mini books and I love it. I’m also glad that I can’t lose a single card when the kids are using them…although, the risk is I could lose a whole set!