We moved into this house a year ago and for the life of me I cannot figure out why I haven’t shown you the backpack station I
threw put together in this house. It could be because it isn’t very exciting and there really isn’t much to it. It’s what I would call functional but most definitely not fabulous. Perhaps I waited thinking I would improve on it somehow. But the truth is I haven’t which means I probably won’t. But hey it keeps the backpacks off the floor and easy to round up and that is what is important first and foremost.
It’s good enough and I’m okay with that. Although certainly not easy when you see such gorgeous pictures all around the blogland. Gosh it can get depressing can’t it (and inspiring all at the same time)? Or is it just me? And I’m sorry if my site has that affect on you too sometimes. It’s never my intention. What I find fun though, when I see an example of a fabulous (although out of my budget) space, is trying to come up with something similar for less. It can be a challenge that is for sure but definitely not impossible (thank you Walmart and the Dollar Store). Of course, in addition to the funds, it’s also a matter of whether or not you want to invest the time. Often I just can’t be bothered like is the case with my backpack station. It’s in the garage, how fabulous does it have to be? 🙂
So here it is. Simple, simple, simple. A couple of hooks with a whiteboard above it, which to be honest we don’t really use that often (as you can tell) but we had it from the old house so we just threw it up there.
I’d still prefer it inside the house but we just don’t have the space in our current entryway. It’s right outside the garage door though so it works just fine. Look at my sweet little doggie at the top of the stairs. So cute!
And here’s with the door closed. I showed you my Gear Pockets Organizer in this post and love it for corralling hats and mitts.
So there you have it. In my old house we didn’t have a garage but had a bigger entryway so it looked like this:
If you have even less space to create a backpack station, then you might be interested in this week’s Opensky deal which is a three piece hanging bundle pack which includes the space saving backpack station you see below for over an interior door in addition to one for your purses and caps. All for $18.00! I use the purse one in my laundry room and I love that I can still close the door with it hooked on. You’ll need to log in/sign up to see the offer.