Easy Back to School Organizing Tips.
Worried about getting your home organized for back to school? 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 14 Useful Back to School Organization Ideas!
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Depending on the age of your children, and their ability to stay organized, you may need to use a lot or a few of these back to school organization tips. 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.
14 Useful Back to School Organization Ideas
Even if your home is small or you don’t feel like you have space to include homeschool organization or homework stations you can. There are several ideas that don’t take a lot of space. Consider these ideas:
- Use a closet. If you have a closet that can be transformed, that is a great space to add shelving or cubes to store items. If the closet is large, you may even be able to add more homework items like posters and graphs. Obviously, the closet isn’t going to be a space that the kids work in, but it’s great for organizing.
- A corner can be nice. If you have an area in your home that has a corner, adding a corner desk would be ideal. You can add some shelving and create an inviting workspace.
- Use shoe organizers, totes, or other items to organize. Any of these items can be found inexpensively at your local dollar store and can be used to store paper, crayons, markers, or other supplies.
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
I love frugal back to school organization ideas! 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! You could use a hanging shoe organizer if you can’t find the organizer from the post.
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! You can find cork in different sizes on Amazon.
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! If back to school time has you too busy to make these, you can find some great days of the week closet organizers on Amazon (including these cute forest animal ones)!
6. DIY Clothespin Word Note Clips
There are so many clever back to school organization ideas out there! 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! You can get an inexpensive bulk bag of clothespins on Amazon.
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 is a great back to school organization idea for kids of all ages! You can make one for the 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 this handy school supply binder! You can find clear and colored binder pouches on Amazon.
10. DIY Bedroom Homework Station
Give your kids a quiet place to work on their homework, like this DIY homework station. The Crafted Sparrow created a fantastic space that can easily be replicated.
11. Homework Caddy
Even if you don’t have a dedicated space for homework, you can make a homework caddy that’s easily transported to any location needed. Aunt Peaches made this caddy with a few basic supplies.
12. Student Binder
Nothing is better than getting new systems started and organized. This student binder has everything you need to be organized for the school year. Shining Mom thought of everything in this free printable.
13. After School Routine Clock
Having a routine in place is super important to keep yourself and the kids organized. This after school routine clock made by Kids Activities is genius.
14. Backpack Organization System
If you have kids that go to school then you already know that they like to come home and toss their backpacks anywhere. Crafty Southern Mama came up with a fabulous solution by making this backpack organization station.
How do you keep your family organized during the school year?
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Thanks for sharing the chore chart!
Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
Thank you for including my word note clips in this post. I use my note clips all the time and love them. Picking the words to add was half the fun:) Have a fantastic week! XO – [email protected]