I was invited to participate in the #WalmartFrugalHeroes back-to-school challenge where I was given a $100 to either buy clothing, lunches for a week, school supplies, or decorate a bedroom or workspace for the kids. All under $100.

Was I up for the challenge? Of course!

workspace for kitchen

Although I love shopping, I do watch my spending and if I can find great deals, I’m all in.

I used to store all of the kids’ homework and supplies in this $20 plastic tower.

plastic tower

Yes, you can see how this became a problem. So my goal was to find a desk/workspace for the kitchen corner for under $100. Was it even possible?

I found this tower but then thought there wouldn’t be enough storage space.

ladder desk

Then I considered a storage unit like this but would it be too bulky for a kitchen corner for all kids’ papers?

storage for kids

Then I found this lovely corner desk and I was sold – $78 + tax!


workspace in kitchen

Ta-da! What do you think?


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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