4 Back-to-School Projects for Your Home

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By BenjaminBeck

September is just around the corner, and with it, another hectic school year. The past few years have brought plenty of uncertainties, so all parents strive to make the transition period as seamless as possible. Most children are as excited as ever to renew their school supplies and purchase cute new outfits.

Hopefully, this year, we will get to witness students taking classes in an actual classroom, but that does not mean we should neglect their home study areas. We have prepared a list of fun school projects for your home. These activities are an excellent opportunity for some bonding time, and you’ll get to organize your home along the way.

Our suggestions include every little detail you’ll ever need — from top organizational tips to the plywood panels you can use for your DIY endeavors. All of these little tips and tricks will help your home run smoothly and hopefully contribute to another successful school term.

Create a Functional Homework Spot

Every student needs a quiet and highly functional spot that will enable them to finish their homework quickly and efficiently. Needless to say, this nook should be devoid of any noise and potential distractions, which include toys, gaming sets, and pretty much anything that is not school-related. This way, your children will be able to go through schoolwork without hindrances and will be focused on what they’re doing.

Another element that is as important as peace and quiet is the desk. We highly recommend having it custom-made because you’ll be able to choose the measurements and other additions you want to include.

Bamboo wood sheets are an excellent option if you decide to have your furniture made. Plywood panels come in various colors and thicknesses, so you won’t have to redesign the entire room from scratch. What’s more, these panels are very easy to maintain, which makes them a perfect choice for students who like to scribble over everything. With functional desk space, the sky is their limit.

Make a Drop Zone

Having your kids run into the house during a heavy storm is inevitable. Unfortunately, that means you will end up having mud stains all over your fluffy rugs and hardwood floors. To finally put an end to this, we suggest creating a drop zone. Furthermore, you could use it to your advantage once the school year starts.

If you have carpets or sensitive floors in this area, we suggest swapping them for something more resistant. Many homeowners use plywood sheets for flooring because they are affordable and easy to clean, which makes them an ideal choice for areas with heavy traffic. To finish your drop zone, simply create a dedicated space for your children’s backpacks, jackets, and other paraphernalia, and label each of the spots.

Set up an Equipment Holding Area

Another problematic issue that is bound to arise during the school year is where to store sports equipment. If your kids do sports regularly, then you are aware of how smelly equipment gets over time. Unless you want your living quarters to smell like dirty socks, storing it in the hallway or your children’s bedrooms is not an option.

We suggest putting them away in the garage. You can easily buy panel sheets and have a couple of shelves made. Many use plywood sheets for flooring, but woven bamboo plywood can be used for cabinets and shelves, as well. Bamboo is a fairly sturdy material, so it will be able to withstand the weight of the equipment. It’s almost like having a personal locker room.

Prep Your Bathroom

Having your bathroom up and running before the school year starts should be your top priority. This means all of the toiletries need to be perfectly organized. Storage options are always problematic when it comes to bathrooms. If you are low on space, custom-made furniture can be a life-saver.

Floating shelves can come in pretty handy in this particular scenario. Make sure to choose a more resilient option, like bamboo panel sheets. Not only are they eye-catching, but they are also durable, and they can survive everyday wear and tear.

Once you’ve set up the shelves, you can store your children’s necessities, like toothbrushes, combs, and soaps, in separate baskets. This way, you’ll reduce the time spent getting ready, and your space will look less cluttered. Having a schedule with allotted slots will also help you save some time and keep diligent students from being late to class.