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Get Your Home Organized Just in Time for Back-to-School

Written by: Katherine Flacco

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As the sun begins to set on the fun-filled days of summer, it’s time for moms, dads, and kids to start getting into the back-to-school headspace—think school pics, homework assignments, after-school play dates, and sports meets. The list goes on and on.

 

Making the switch from summer to school can be a lot for both parents and kids. We took the guesswork out of getting your home ready for back to school with this easy, breezy checklist. We have all the tips you need to get everything from your entryway to your garage in tip-top shape with organizing and storage solutions that will make for a successful school year.

An Organized Entryway

Mail Organizers

Create a convenient drop zone for permission slips, doctors' notes, and more with this wall mount organizer. The attached hooks create a space for car keys and light outerwear so you have everything you need before your child goes off to school. An organized morning is the start of a good day!

A Kid-Friendly Study Space

4-Section Caddy Organizer

This 4-section caddy keeps school essentials like pencils, markers, and crayons organized and separated. Whether your child’s study area resides at the kitchen table or in their bedroom, the integrated handle makes this organizer portable so it can move wherever you need. 

File Organizers

Avoid unsightly heaps of paper pileup with a file organizer that will keep everything from homework assignments to artwork neatly sorted and organized.

Rolling Carts

This functional rolling cart creates a space for extra school supplies or crafting materials in one organized location. It is easy to transport from room to room or in and out of a closet if you want to tuck it away when not in use.

Wall Calendars

Keep homework assignments, extracurricular activities, field trips, and parent-teacher conferences in order and visible so everyone in the house can see how the week is shaping up. It is a simple and stylish way to stay organized.

Open Front Bin with Label Holder

A functional study space isn’t complete without a tried-and-true organizer bin. Stash away paperwork and extra school supplies with ease, and the built-in label holder will help create a more usable space for your little one.

Keep the Bathroom Organized

Hampers

Make it easy for kids to toss their dirty clothes in the hamper instead of on bathroom floors. Training them to help you keep your home organized will go a long way to creating some calm in your home. This easy-rolling hamper allows you to go from the bathroom to the laundry room with ease.

Tiered Basket Stands

Clean up your bath space with this kid-friendly 3-tier basket organizer. Easily keep essentials like towels or toys on the lower shelves so little ones can grab what they need for bath time while keeping your bathroom counters clutter-free. Your little ones will love the little bit of independence this gives them, and we bet you will find them willing to return the toys after bath time.

Divided Organizers

Divided bins allow you to sort and store items quickly and easily. Organize first aid essentials with ease with this divided bin for when accidents happen.

An Organized Kitchen

Fridge Bins and Label Tags

Meal prep everything from school lunches to after-school snacks with versatile fridge bins. For long-term organizing success, add label tags for easy identification. Creating zones for lunches and snacks will make those hectic mornings a little bit easier.

Natural Woven Baskets - Better with Chalkboard Labels

Create an organized and elevated pantry with these woven bins that bring a polished look to open shelves while the attached chalkboard label tag makes it easy for kids (and adults) to know what’s inside. Pro Tip: Labeling bins help maintain an organized home.

An Organized Closet

In-Drawer Organizers

Who doesn't love opening a drawer and seeing everything neatly organized? Create an effortless morning routine with these convenient in-drawer organizers that store everything from socks to hair accessories and everything in between.

Hanging Closet Organizers

Optimize their closet space with this hanging organizer that features open shelves and pull-out drawers to keep clothes, toys, and books within easy reach. Find their favorite shirt in no time when everything is organized.

Get the Garage Organized

Coat and Shoe Racks

Install a tried-and-true coat rack to hang backpacks, hats, sports bags, and more. This style even has a shelf above that holds soccer and basketballs, so everything is organized and easily accessible. Already have one? Take the time to clean out what’s already hanging and make room for this year’s new gear.


Corral kids’ shoes in one convenient location with an organized shoe rack to make walking out the door in the morning 
a bit less stressful.

Sports Storage Racks

Organize sports equipment with this heavy-duty storage rack that features multiple divided compartments for a more streamlined garage space. An organized garage will make it a breeze to go from school to practice and home again. 
Now if we could just teach the dog to start dinner…

With the first day of school just around the corner, now’s the time to get a head start and get your home organized just in time for the start of the school season. To make life easy, our back-to-school printable checklist has everything you need to make sure your home is ready for the school year ahead. Simply print it out and stick it on the refrigerator. Then start checking things off as you prepare for the start of school. Whether this is your first time getting ready or your child’s returning for another year, now is the perfect time to get organized and set everyone up for back-to-school success.