Keeping Kids' Supplies in the Kitchen

Keeping Kids' Supplies in the Kitchen

Tammy Everts
Mar 9, 2010

If you have the space for it, keeping school and craft supplies in the kitchen is a great idea, especially if you have younger children whom you'd like to trust with the paints while you're making dinner, but you're not quite there yet. Ohdeedoh reader se7en sent us an email letting us know about the "kitchen dresser" she keeps stocked with everything her children might need to do their schoolwork or special projects.

The kitchen dresser isn't a new fixture in se7en's vibrant, colorful kitchen (which, by the way, was featured on The Kitchn last fall), but it was in need of some serious de-cluttering and re-organizing.

Se7en wrote a detailed post about the process, along with more photos, on her blog. From her post:

"Now before I do a tour of the dresser I just want to say I am a firm believer in having stuff available to kids… markers, paints, whatever!!! My only proviso is that it stays in its spot, which is at the table. Also if you are old enough to get things down then you are old enough to pack things back."

Amen, sister!

Do you keep kid supplies in the kitchen? What kind of storage system do you use?

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