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How to organize for school?

Yes, it is that time of year again. You blissfully shopped for the long school supply list, and now you are in need of some back to school organization!

by Holly

Never fear! We have been scouring the internet for our favorite ways to organize for school.


Emoji Magnets – A cute addition to lockers for teens and tweens! Emojis are totally in and perfect for holding everything from homework assignments to club schedules.

Colored Tape for Notebooks – This simple hack makes it easy to find subjects when notebooks are stacked on a shelf or in a backpack.

School Papers Bin – Keep all the important school papers, artwork, and other keepsakes in a centralized spot so you always know where it is. With printable tags for every year, this bin will be a keepsake long after the year is finished.

School Closet – This closet is jammed packed with three boys’ books, backpacks, papers, and everything needed for the classroom. Check out how it is organized for school, yet when homework time is over the door can be shut.

Color Code Binders and Folders – Color code notebooks, folders, book cover, even colored pens if you want. Match each color to a particular subject.

Ikea Homework Station – Use cheap tables from Ikea to create a homework station with all of your school supplies handy.


Classroom Organization – Under the Alphabet Tree shows how an entire classroom is organized and ready for the start of school.

Homework Organization – I loved the homework caddy in this post which has tons of back to school tidiness advice from Apple Valley Girl. There is NO way any of her kids’ homework is showing up late.

Backpack Checklist – Attach this simple list to your child’s backpack so they don’t forget anything important!

After School Checklist – Add this printable checklist to a frame for a reusable list to keep everyone on track after school.

School Supply Caddy – This portable caddy is perfect for when kids need to work on their homework. It can be transported to their bedrooms, the kitchen table, or where ever they need the supplies.


Pencil Box Gift – Again, this idea is packaged as a gift, but it is a precious pencil box that causes my heart to yearn for schooldays. This lovely idea is from Whipperberry.

Pencil Case Tutorial – The MOST precious pencil case tutorial can be found over at Sew 4 Home. It almost makes me want to run out and learn how to sew.

School Supply Organizer – I love how she added scrapbook paper to this shoe organizer for a stylish and practice way to store school supplies.

School Supply Closet OrganizerBrown Paper took the clear shoe organization idea to a new level with these cleaver tags to label all things school.

School CabinetSimply Cottage Love shows her school cabinet makeover. Watch how pencil and pen chaos is transformed into the sweetest and most organized cabinet on the block.

Ready to organize the entire house? We LOVE this declutter course! It’s perfect for busy families!