Don’t you just love it when you can find an inexpensive fix for one of your dilemmas? This recently happened to me and I’m excited to tell you all about it because this homeschool hack may help you too. But before I dish all the details, let me give you a bit of the backstory.
A few months ago, the lovely ladies in the African-American Homeschool Moms Facebook group were having a discussion about the educational resources they were finding in Dollar Tree. Now, I always knew I could buy crayons and paper there, but the moms were talking about other fun and colorful school goodies like books, glue, stickers, folders, scissors, dividers, and clipboards. I guess I’d been living under a rock for quite some time, because I had no idea there were such goodies to be found there!
Then, one mom posted a picture of the educational posters she’d purchased at Dollar Tree and within a few minutes, many other moms were chiming in and talking about all the wonderful educational posters they’d purchased there as well. And that, dear sisters, is when my Dollar Tree poster addiction began!
From that moment on, each time I went into Dollar Tree (no matter what I’d come in for), I’d immediately head over to the educational aisle. I accumulated a couple dozen fabulous posters, but found I no longer had available wall space on which to mount them. I realized I’d need a poster holder, but the ones I found on Amazon were too costly for me. Some moms shared directions for creating poster holders using PVC pipes, but I wasn’t ready to use a hacksaw.
Then recently while searching a for a laundry basket at Walmart, I found the Mainstay Adjustable 2-Tier Garment Rack and knew it would be the perfect solution to my poster problem! Instead of hanging clothes, I could hang posters both horizontally AND vertically! My husband purchased it for only $14.88 and put it together in about five minutes (no tools required!).
I punched two holes in the top of each poster and secured each hole with a ring clip. I then hung the wide posters from the top section of rack and hung the long posters from the bottom of the rack. It was an inexpensive and practical fix that solved my poster problem!
Isn’t that just awesome? Now I have a way to store and use all of my educational posters. You know what that means? I’m heading off to Dollar Tree…again!
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