There are 2 sides to the paper monster in our homeschool: before the children use the paper and after the children use the paper. This is about the "before" aspect of keeping our papers organized and available.
I am fortunate to have an armoire in the office with supplies. I have some heavy paper sorters stacked almost all of the way up in 1/2 of the armoire with lots of different things in them. Five slots are dedicated to paper: graph paper, lined notebook paper, white cardstock, printer paper, colored/misc paper. Cardboard sorters would not hold up to the weight of being stacked but the ones I have are hard-sided. Make sure you check that before buying if that is a feature you like.
They are similar to this and I found them at Sam's many years ago. The inserted shelves can be taken out which is very convenient for storing non-paper items or, for example, extra notebooks (which we always seem to need) upright in another space. Make sure you check that before buying if that is a feature you like.
For construction paper I added a shelf to my regular bookshelf about 6 inches from another shelf that holds the long construction paper. I just have them stacked, not sorted by color, and this seems to work fine. I have the 1/2-size construction paper in the same shelf on top of the long sheets. My children don't seem to use a lot of construction paper any more. They prefer the other paper except for certain craft projects.
This holds 1/2-size construction paper. I had something similar in my classroom made of cardboard and it worked well:
Horse treats: My youngest has made homemade dog treats - which our dogs LOVE by the way. Now my oldest two are going to make homemade horse treats: apple and carrot varieties. I'm excited about it and will post our recipe once we tweak it.
Here are some Gottatries that I don't want to forget:
Preserving Kale (by washing, whirring with some lemon juice, and freezing). Kale is one of those few plants that I could grow really well at our old house... but nobody really likes kale in my family :). This is a fantastic way to add it to soups and dishes (he, he, he...):
Coconut milk: I normally make dd almond milk (and use the 'mush' to dehydrate and use for baking as almond meal/flour). However, recently I had been wondering about making coconut milk. I was thrilled to read this recipe and see how it's done.
Quinoa salad (with zukes):
This is a great post about organic pest control:
Here is a good post about conserving energy.
I plan on buying this energy meter to help us save in the long run:
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