School Lunch Station

We are so thankful to have worked with on this campaign, we were given a gift card to purchase the supplies to make our school lunch station. 

school lunch organization

I just can’t believe it, but in less than a month my children will be back in school.  Crazy! I do have to admit, I am excited to share my new school lunch station with you.  I have a feeling you will be too, since you will have an opportunity to win a $200 gift card from JoAnns or Home Depot from!!

school lunch organization

Making lunches at the crack of dawn is so not my favorite thing in the world. I don’t know why, but it really ranks right up there with laundry.  Well, I finally have grown tired of my own whining and decided to get organized, so making lunches will be a breeze.  The first part of my makeover came when I got some jazzy new shelf liner and decided to put it on the back side of the cabinet, as well as on the tops of the shelves.

back to school organization

 Next, I added a few squares of  cork on the cabinet doors.  This is the perfect place for the school lunch menu that I secretly pray will be filled with red circles :)  I also have a menu for breakfast and dinner attached to the other side and the children can leave me notes of things they would like for me to pick up from the store.  I got these fabulous baskets from JoAnns and they are large enough to house lots of treats.  I have them labeled as gear for lunchboxes,  bread, salty, and sweet.  Now, almost everything for lunch is right there in one place and ready to go!

school lunch organization

I added a little chalkboard sign to the front of the baskets to label them.  I simply purchased a package of unfinished wood rectangles, painted them with chalkboard paint, and wrote the names on them.

Here is how you can win the $200 Gift Card from… recently reached out to a group of us and challenged us to create a Back to School project.  I was excited to partner with them.  They are the largest provider of digital coupons on the web for both companies and brands.  Did you know they offer Jo-Ann coupon codes and Home Depot coupon codes too?  I had no idea and was pretty excited to find that out!!  I will totally be using them in the future!  

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Trish Flake

Hey y'all! I am Trish and the creative voice behind Uncommon Designs. I adore party planning, holiday celebrations, and all things crafty! I am so excited to share my creative adventures with you!

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  1. Ellie says

    Love the 50% off an item coupons for Joann’s. I didn’t realize has coupon code for Joann’s & Home Depot. Thanks for the tip! And excellent idea re your lunch station!

  2. Cindy K says

    Hmmmm…those baskets sure look good. Maybe I can organize some of my lunch paraphernalia with that coupon.

  3. says

    Cute, accessible, and fun organizing idea~I don’t have to make school lunches anymore but I appreciate good organizing ideas of any kind, I have to really work hard to keep things neat!

  4. Growing Up Madison says

    Save 50% off one regular price item. Came over from Thee International Blog Hop but stayed for the giveaway. Mine will be back in school in less than a month as well and I’m happy for them to go. :) Hope you’re having a happy Sunday!

  5. says

    This is absolutely PERFECTION. I loathe lunch-making, too. How amazing would this be to have set up and waiting for my lunch making time. And, I guess our schools use the same company, because we have the exact same menus as you do…how funny! This is such a neat idea!

  6. says

    I would use the 50% on fabric for the holidays. I need a new tree skirt! I just saw a sign that a new Jo Ann is opening near me and I am so excited! There is not one within an hour’s drive of me now! Yay!

  7. Kristin Gawley says

    Getting up right now to fix up my cupboard! We can get our lunches together and still be half asleep! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  8. says

    I would use the 50% off 1 item coupon! I love JoAnne’s picture frames, big letters, and baskets so it would be a tough choice what I would buy at 50% off

  9. Misty says

    I would definitely use the 50% off one item to use for baskets. I can always use more baskets to keep my boys school stuff organized!!

  10. Jen says

    I would use the 50% off coupon of course. I need a file station to take care of the paper work that comes home with the kids.

  11. Melissa Gray says

    I would use coupon code NUPV201. I love the lunch station. Thank you so much for a chance to win this awesome giveaway :)

  12. Jennifer R. says

    I think the Save 50% off One Regular-Priced Item looks like that would be great to start a project.

  13. says

    Fun solution for school lunches!! SO organized! :)

    As for the coupon– I’d use the 50% off coupon! In fact, I might use that today :)

  14. Katie Pauline says

    Totally stealing this idea! I have the perfect cabinet already. Thanks for the giveaway! I would use the 50% coupon.

  15. says

    This is such a great idea. I love the 50% off regular prices coupons for jo-anns. I’m sure that would help me get something crafty whipped up.

  16. Kathy S says

    I would use the free shipping coupon code. I need to purchase some more scrapbook paper for my grandson’s scrapbook.

  17. says

    This is such a great idea! I’m trying to get organized before the school year and think I need to put something like this together. I’m printing the 50% coupon today for some supplies! :)

  18. kimberly says

    I clicked on sales an promotions which took me to a Joanns add that had 15% off your entire purchase. I think I’m going to have to go use that tomorrow. :)


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