Ginger Snap Crafts: fab friday {#3 a spot for everything}

fab friday {#3 a spot for everything}

Each Friday this month I’m counting down to my number one back to school help.

Today I’m sharing #3!!! Wahoo! 

Make sure you follow along so you can see what my #2

and finally my #1 back to school help will be in the next couple of weeks.

A spot for everything

is my #3 back to school help. 

{Actually it’s an all the time help!}

 Everything in our house has a spot or home. 

A place where it belongs. 

Not that everything is always in it’s spot

but when it comes time to clean up,

everyone knows where things go…where they belong. 

This makes clean up and keeping track of things so much easier.  

Here’s a few examples from around our house. 


Spot #1  Library Books

We have this little nook in our hallway that wasn’t used for anything.

So I found a basket from Target that fit it perfectly. 

Cut {library books} in some black vinyl & stuck it to the wall.  Easy!

Now our library books have a home & keeping track of them is a lot easier.



Spot  #2  Shoes

 Yes, with 7 people in the house we have LOTS of shoes! 

By the two main entry ways {front door & garage} we have a storage bench.

The bench in the garage holds the kid’s school shoes & tennis shoes. 

This bench by our front door holds our Sunday shoes.

I’ve got a big basket by the back patio door

that holds our million and one pairs of flip flops. 

{I’m not exaggerating! hehe}

I’ve also have this friendly reminder

to take off your shoes by the front door. 

{It works great with guest, too!}

When we come in the door our shoes go in a bench or a basket. 

It helps us control the clutter,

prevents dirt & germs from being brought in the house

& helps us keep track of all of our shoes!

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 Spot  #3  Keys

 Anyone else always losing their keys??  {Oh good, I’m not the only one!}

Just added this on top of the washing machine

right by the back door…a little bucket for keys!  Yeah!

Searching for keys is NOT what you want to be doing on a school morning,

so this helps out a bunch!


Hope you all are having a fabulous Friday!

See you on Monday with some more fun back to school features from YOU!


  1. This is so great! I love the 'remove your shoes' one, I must try this! You have such a cute house--I want to see more. :)

  2. I am so glad that you linked up today! I have been to your blog many times and never taken the time to read your about me page. You are adorable and have sucha cute family :) Thanks!!!

  3. super the library book basket idea!!!

  4. Super stinkin' cute idea!! It's so much easier for the kids to put things away when they have a specific spot in which to put them. :)


  5. This looks so great -- I love it! The books are my fave!


  6. Fun tips! I LOVE the 'please remove your shoes' picture frame. What a great idea!

  7. You are a genius! What clever organization.
    I would love for you to post this on my Fall In Love linky party today.

  8. I am loving all the labeling! The library books is always a big issue at our house, I am heading to the basement to get a basket....

  9. LOVE the remove your shoes picture! So cute!

  10. It just makes me happy seeing how organized you are. I dream of being organized. I love the picture of "please remove your shoes" So cute.

  11. I wish we had a system like this while growing up because it would have definitely helped out with those pesky library fines that came out of my spending money:) Great idea!

  12. Great idea! It helps kids to get organized and help you to easily find things.

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  13. I Love the "please remove your shoes" photo! Such a clever reminder :)

  14. I'm so jealous of your super neat and clean house! I'm a new follower! I hope you'll stop by

  15. All 3 are great ideas! Yes, my husband was always losing his keys but now he has a designated place for them are rarely loses them anymore! Thanks for sharing at last Monday's "What's In The Gunny Sack?" link party!

  16. I LOVE that framed picture without the shoes! What a fun idea! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays Ginger!!!

  17. Such cute ideas. I wish our house was this organized! :-) Thanks for coming to link up this weekend!


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