I have a fifth grader and ninth grader- and of course the one and two year olds. Our school room is a library/ workspace/ research center/ playroom/ craft room all rolled into one.
I am always looking for new ways to organize and maximize space. I have tried workboxes, cubes, shelves, plain old stacks of books, everything I think of to store the kids’ books. I desperately wanted to keep each child’s books together, easily accessible and, of course, easy to put back.
Nothing I tried quite worked for my fifth grader. She’s very visual- if it isn’t in plain sight, she won’t see it. UNTIL… I happened to stumble onto a picture of school books being store in a dish drainer. I went out and got one the very same day- and guess what?? It works! She loves it! It keeps her books separate but together. Perfect!