Help Your Child Succeed in School
Creating a Unique Study Space on a Budget
Back-to-school season may be a welcome event for parents, but for a lot of kids, it is not such a joyous occasion. You can make the transition a little easier by creating a great study space for your kids that promotes good study habits while also making homework a lot more tolerable.
Studies show that kids who have a dedicated space to do homework, whether it is a space in their own room or a quiet nook elsewhere, are more likely to stay organized and to do better in school. Shopping at an estate sale can help you accomplish those goals without breaking the bank.
Estate sales are great for low-cost, back-to-school items. You can also find lots of items that can be inexpensively customized so your child can create a space that's uniquely theirs.
Items to look for:
- Desk chairs,
- Desk accessories,
- Lap trays for laptops,
- Filing accessories,
- Desk lamps,
- Frames that can be turned into bulletin boards (click here for a tutorial),
- and CD players (research shows listening to music helps some kids focus better).
Look for themes or colors, or find items you can transform with a little paint or vinyl adhesive wallpaper or shelf liner. Younger kids might like to decorate their own items or pick their own colors.
Younger students aren't the only ones who can benefit from estate sales. College students can find items to help spruce up an empty dorm room. With a little searching, you can find plenty of things that can make that boxy dorm feel a lot more like a cozy and welcoming nook after a long day of classes.
More items to consider:
- Storage items, like carts, and decorative boxes,
- Folding chairs,
- Desk accessories,
- Mirrors, frames, or other wall accents,
- and Throw rugs.
Of course, like any redecorating project, you need to start with a plan. If you can get your child on board, that's great. You can even have them accompany you to sales to choose their own items. Otherwise, search the internet for study space ideas you can incorporate into your own home or your child's dorm and get started. Those first days of school will be here before you know it.
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