If you’ve got kids in school, you’ve probably also got backpacks. My three children’s backpacks usually end up in the middle of the kitchen floor, their contents spilling out.
If I don’t kick them out of the way quick enough, I will trip over them. My solution? A simple backpack station.
1×3 board of wood hooks screws spackle & sand paper (optional) paint (optional) caulk (optional)
The back wall of our mudroom is 36″ wide. Our 1×3 was 8 feet long. We cut one board down into two 36″ pieces.
To determine the heights to hang the 1x3s, I grabbed the backpacks and tested out a few options. I wanted the first board to hold the backpacks off the floor so it would be easy to clean the floor, but I didn’t want them too high.
After finding studs in the walls, we installed the lower board at a height of 29″ using two screws.
To determine where I wanted to hang our higher board, I again tried it out with the backpacks. I held a backpack up to where I thought I wanted the hooks to make sure.
Maintaining a few inches between the top of the bottom backpack and the bottom of the top backpack, we screwed the second board into the wall.