Back to School Organizing

Back to School Organizing

I love to be organized but unfortunately sometimes I don’t even know how or where to begin. It seems overwhelming at times. One of the many areas of my life that needs to be organized are all of the books and supplies our family uses for school. I’m a homeschooler and we usually just keep all the books and supplies in bins and boxes in the dining room {talk about an unsightly mess}~ until now!

A Library with Drawers is a great combination of storage and function.  #spon

 I found this versatile library with doors from Sauder and I can’t tell you how much I love it.

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I went to the Sauder web site knowing I needed something to help get things organized AND look wonderful since this piece would be placed in my living room {I have a small house ~ every inch of space needs to be wisely used}. I wasn’t sure which style to choose so I took the Find Your Furniture Style Quiz.

Organizing for Back to School with this library with doors.  #organizing #sauder #backtoschool #homeschool

After taking the quiz it was determined that the Harbor View Collection was just my style. I then chose the area of my home where I would be placing this piece.

Once I saw the Library with Doors I was sold! It had everything I wanted. Adjustable shelves {to decorate!}, a drawer {to hold pencils, pens, and other small supplies} and doors to HIDE all of our books. The top shelf would be for my youngest son and the lower shelf for my middle son’s books.

Organizing for Back to School with this library with doors.  #organizing #sauder #backtoschool #homeschool

The package arrived in a large and heavy box and the UPS man was nice enough to offer to bring it into the house for me ~ I took him up on his offer! 

Organizing for Back to School with this library with doors.  #organizing #sauder #backtoschool #homeschool

My youngest son helped me start unwrapping it so I could get started putting it together.

Organizing for Back to School with this library with doors.  #organizing #sauder #backtoschool #homeschool

I pulled out the assembly instructions and was so happy to find out I only needed a hammer and a screwdriver.

Organizing for Back to School with this library with doors.  #organizing #sauder #backtoschool #homeschool

Assembly was easier than I could have imagined. Every piece was clearly marked with a sticker indicating the piece name (by letter) and this corresponded with the directions.

Organizing for Back to School with this library with doors.  #organizing #sauder #backtoschool #homeschool

I assembled almost everything on the floor and found it easier to just sit inside the top section (and then turn around) to assemble as I went along.

Easy tip for assembling furniture when you can't see what you're doing. #furniture #assembly #homemakingtips

I have a tip that really helped make things easier. When attaching certain pieces to the front side of the library you need to attach these from underneath. I was having trouble with this but had the idea to place a mirror below the piece so that I could clearly see where to insert the hardware and screws. This worked like a charm.

I put everything together all by myself which thrilled me to pieces. The only thing I needed help with was turning the piece over to attach the back and to stand it up.

  Organize and display with a Library with doors.  It's the perfect combination of functionality and style.  #spon

I love this piece! Where could you use something like this?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

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