Backpacks and papers organized by cork framed boards.

Establish after school expectations. I think most kids need a little "down time" afterschool but there are a few things that I expect when the kids first come home from school: backpacks emptied {including lunches and putting their planner/notices on the counter for me to read}, shoes and coat put away, and backpacks hung up in their designated spot. We do not have any screen time {video games or television} until after homework is completed.

chore charts

Mudroom wall that has space for shoes, bench for sitting, hooks for coats and backpacks and storage above.

I have the backback hooks but never have a place to put the homework they are working on for the week...great idea!

keep art supplies out and in clear jars...they see them, they'll use them! Perfect for encouraging creativity (not TV watching)! ;)

backyard splash pad! No up keep. Small footprint. Cheaper than a pool. Awesome. How can I talk my husband into building this?!?

Kitchen Command Center from Ciburbanity | Create The Perfect Kitchen Family Command Center

Only cost $42 to make!!! Why do we never think of these things?! Such a great idea! Brick wall and stone on top!

Cubbies for garage or mud room! love this idea!! need a big space by the garage door!

Love the mix of quotes and photos in this gallery wall. I have. Huge wall and I didn't know what to do with it...until now!

"Welcome home" organization station--places for backpacks, homework to do, slips to be signed, and a calendar with upcoming events.

Lazy susan - a cork board, book shelf and mirror!

ideas to organize kids school work, papers, artwork and backpacks with organizing ideas like corkboards and hooks - pinned by

Fantastic Ideas to Organize Kids Items | Design DIY Magazine

Use curtains to frame the bed. Love this idea, so warm and cozy looking. So cute!

Super Cute Front Porch Idea! I am in love with this!#Repin By:Pinterest for iPad#

Paint an old ladder for the laundry room - perfect for hanging to dry.