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Lazy Susan School Organizer

Check out our newest school organizer!

And it spins!  And it’s fun to spin, spin, spin!

This lazy susan was super easy to put together though I had to enlist my husband to do it because I can’t use a power drill.  All you need is a lazy susan from Ikea and seven buckets, also from Ikea.  The total cost was about $14.  Thanks to Pinterest for this inspiration and if you want to make one of your own, here is a photo tutorial.  I didn’t bother to paint the buckets nor the lazy susan because I actually like the way they look.

So why do I like this organizer?  Because it keeps all the supplies centralized in one location, in the middle of our school table.  Whenever someone needs a pencil, pen, crayon, or a ruler, it’s right there!  Each child used to have a pencil box of his/her own where they store their own supplies.  I thought this was a great idea because each child felt special in having a box of his/her own.  Not only that, each person got to pick his/her color.  Well, inevitably whenever a child needs a pencil or a crayon, it’s missing from the box!!!!  So, I have to go and hunt for one.  To fix this problem, I have the child refill his box with more pencils or other supplies.  Guess what happens next?  Somehow they disappear again.  We must have a school supplies thief in the house.  In the end, having individual pencil boxes don’t work for us.  This new organizer solves our problem so no more hunting for more supplies.  We are loving it.

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  1. Andrea says

    That’s a great idea. I have those buckets but drilling them to a lazy susan is brilliant!



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