This post has been sponsored by Shaw’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you have kids like us, you know that the key to staying as stress free as possible is to be organized and prepared. While I do try to wing it somedays, I find my best days with my kids home this summer are the ones that I have planned and kept organized. My kids thrive off of schedules and structure and tend to get super cranky when I run out of their favorite breakfast or drinks. That is why I created this DIY Kitchen Organization Station for Kids.
“Where is my play clay? Do you know where the pencils are? Mom, do you have any paper to draw on?“
“Can we have a drink and a snack?”
These are some of the questions that my kids always ask me when I am at my busiest! That is why I decided that I am going to give them not only some much-needed organization this summer but also some independence.
That is where the DIY Kitchen Organization Station for Kids comes into play. You see, my husband typically makes breakfast during the school year. However, in the summer he is often gone by the time my kids wake up.
My middle schooler knows how to prep breakfast options like cereal and Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Maple & Brown Sugar, so it is a huge help to have the packets in my children’s organizational cubbies.
When they wake up, my oldest helps to prep their breakfast. This eliminates cold oatmeal or soggy cereals.
The night before, I add in the day’s snacks, drinks for activities (like the kid’s gym), and breakfast—whether it be an oatmeal packet or a bag of cereal.
To make this DIY Kitchen Organization Station for Kids, we purchased and assembled a three-tier cubby.
Then, I found the perfect-sized little canvas baskets for the drinks and snacks.
I love that the baskets are compact enough to allow for my children’s books and playtime activities for the day.
Each night, I restock their cubbies with a shelf-stable breakfast option and some beverages for the next day.
Now, they are no longer wondering where things like their library books or summer assignments are.
I love that I have cut out some time from having to constantly stop work to get them snacks.
Speaking of drinks and snacks, did you know the Shaw’s Anniversary Sale is in full swing?
We were able to stock up on Gatorade G Series, LemonLime, 20 fl oz., 8-packs and Aquafina Purified Drinking Water 16.9 fl oz., 24-packs, and Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Maple & Brown Sugar, 10 count thanks to the Shaw’s Anniversary Sale going on now!
The Shaw’s Anniversary Sale runs from August 3-16th and features hot prices on products like:
- Aquafina Purified Drinking Water 16.9 fl oz., 24-pack
- Fritos Original Corn Chips, 9.25 oz. bag
- Tostitos Original Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips, 13 oz. bag
- Pepsi 16.9 oz. bottle
- Gatorade G Series, LemonLime, 20 fl oz., 8-pack
- Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Maple & Brown Sugar, 10 count
- Aunt Jemima Syrup, 24 oz. squeeze bottle
- Pure Leaf Unsweetened Iced Tea, 18.5 oz.
I love shopping at my local Shaw’s Supermarket because they have a great selection of the foods my family loves for amazing prices. I especially love their Just for u deals & rewards which offers exclusive sale prices on certain foods, and digital coupons. They are perfect to use in conjunction with the Shaw’s Anniversary Sale prices!
These drink and food options are making our summer tastier all while keeping us hydrated.
I purchased these products and more at my local Shaw’s but you can also stock up and save at any of the Albertsons Companies family of stores including Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Star Market, and Carrs/Safeway. Visit Albertsons.com to find a store near you and discover some fun meal prep tips and recipe ideas.
Will you be creating a DIY Kitchen Organization Station For Kids? Other items I will be adding to our station are drink cups, library card key rings, lunch bags, and important items to remember for the next day.