Whether your kids have just gone back to school, or are going back soon, you’re likely to be feeling overwhelmed by all the organization required to keep your household running smoothly through the school year! Not only do you need to help your kids stay organized while they’re in school, but you need to be organized, too. You don’t want to forget a soccer practice session or lose an important school document! To help keep your family organized during the school year, check out these 10 Useful Back to School Organization Ideas!
Depending on the age of your children, and their ability to stay organized, you may need to use a lot or a few organization tools. Evaluate your family’s needs and your children’s personalities when deciding upon back to school organization solutions. It might also be a good idea to have your children tell you what they feel they need help with organizing, and then you can find a solution that helps with that issue.
10 Useful Back to School Organization Ideas
1. DIY Ikea Homework Station
Homework stations are very helpful at not only keeping kids organized, but at helping them focus on their homework. And making a nice homework station doesn’t have to cost a lot! Your Modern Family explains how to make a budget-friendly DIY Ikea homework station!
2. Over the Door School Supply Organizer
If your kids are always looking for extra school supplies for homework or to take to school, then this could be very helpful! Take a look at the over the door school supply organizer A Bowl Full of Lemons put together!
3. Organized Mud Room/Entryway
If your kids are often forgetting things as they go out the door in the morning, you may need an organized entryway/mud room to help them! Take a look at the organized and pretty mudroom in Pretty Prudent’s home!
4. DIY Cork Board Organization Station
If you need help with keeping your whole family organized, then you may benefit from an organization station! Tatertots and Jello explains how to make a handy DIY cork board organization station!
5. DIY Days of the Week Closet Organizers
Unless your kids have uniforms, they’re having to choose their outfits for every day of the week. This can be difficult for some kids, either because they love fashion or because they love wearing the same things all the time. Uncommon Designs shows how to help kids have easier mornings with DIY days of the week closet organizers!
6. DIY Clothespin Word Note Clips
These could be useful for both you and your kids during the school year! You can use them to organize and manage important school forms, and your kids can use them to organize assignments and other important papers. H2O Bungalow explains how to make these useful DIY clothespin word note clips!
7. Printable After School Chore Checklist
With the school year comes after school chores. Help remind your kids what needs doing and promote better general communication with Team Whitaker’s handy free printable after school chore checklist!
8. Printable Mini Accountability Binder
This accountability binder is great for kids in middle school, high school, or college! Each printable page helps them to organize their time in the short term and long term. You can get the free printable mini accountability binder pages from Thirty Handmade Days!
9. School Supply Binder
This could be a handy binder for kids to take to school, or to use at home. For younger kids, you can fill it with pencils and art supplies. For older kids, you can put in their protractor, graph paper, and other such supplies. Fig Milkshakes explains how to put together a handy school supply binder!
10. Free Printable School Notes
It is likely that you will have to send a few notes to your child’s school this year, for one reason or another. Save time on busy mornings by having a school note template that’s ready to quickly fill out! Take a look at the adorable free printable school notes made by Hello Cuteness!
How do you keep your family organized during the school year?
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