Back To School Homework Organization

As we head into autumn, one thing that is a priority for lots of households is a great homework station. This post is FULL of stylish and affordable ideas for homework stations that help your kids focus on homework and keep their school materials in order.


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Whether you typically use the kitchen table or a desk for schoolwork, you’’ll be impressed with the huge variety of inspiration here.

There are portable totes for spaces that multi-function; portable tri-folds help kids focus on their own work when they share a table; rolling carts and a DIY lazy Susan are great for tight spaces. There are cozy cubbies in a closet, desks in an armoire, desks in bookcases and desks that fold down from the wall. How about a homework station on the side of the refrigerator? Chalkboards, calendars, crafts and collections all find ways to dovetail with a student “office”.

Whether you like contemporary, vintage, industrial or mom’s kitchen style, you’re going to find homework stations to help your favorite students do their best!

1.Boy’s Homework and Art Station :: The Crafted Sparrow

2. DIY Homework Station :: Houzz

3. Laundry Room, School Room, Craft Room :: Teal and Lime

4. Homework Station Caddie :: Save the Phillips Family

5. Homeschooling School Room :: The Pioneer Woman

6. Vintage Library Cart Homework Station :: 4 Men 1 Lady

7. Home School Work Station :: Giggles, Wiggles, and Wonder

8. Back to School Homework Station :: The 36th Avenue

9. Small Space Home Office :: Better Homes and Gardens

10. Ultimate Closet Desk Station :: I Heart Organizing

11. Dining Room Homework Station :: The Handmade Home

12. Black and White Playroom Homework Station :: Classy Clutter

13. Homework Organization :: Centsational Girl

14. Flip Down Desk :: Ana White

15. DIY Free Standing Homework Station :: Simply Organized

16. IKEA Cart Rolling Homework Station :: Smashed Peas and Carrots

17. DIY Homework Crate :: Uncommon Designs Online

18. Homework Study Station :: Mom Advice

19. DIY Lazy Susan Organizer :: Home Stories A to Z

20. Bright and Cozy Homework Space :: Tiny Oranges

21. Home School Work Station :: Naturally Caffeinated Family

Creating your own homework work station at home? Check out these supply sources put together by the Spaceships and Laser Beams crew to stock up your supply center:

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  • Crayola Third through Fifth Grade Supply Pack
  • Crayola Kindergarten Supply Pack
  • Back to School Pens, Pencils, Paper Supply Bundle Box
  • Crayola First and Second Grade Supply Pack
  • Elmer’s Washable All-Purpose School Glue Stick, .24 oz, 4 Pack (E542)
  • Paper Mate 70501 Pink Pearl Premium Erasers, Large, 3-Pack
  • Crayola Crayons, 24 count (52-3024)
  • Back to School Elementary School Supply (Arts & Crafts) Bundle Box K-6 Grade
  • Elmer’s Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 1 Bottle (E304)

Get the kids ready for school with these great ideas…

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Start the school year off right with these 20 back-to-school home organization tips. Set up a homework station before school starts where the kids can get their work done. Color code school binders and activity sports bags to make it easier to get out the door in the morning. Find out tips for keeping track of all those school papers, getting off to school on time and how to make sure that the school year starts smoothly.

1.Family Bulletin Board

Set up a family bulletin board to keep things organized throughout the week.

2. Homework Station

Designate a homework station where the kids can sit down and focus to get it all done.

3. Important Papers

Create a filing cabinet before the year starts of important school papers from throughout the year. You can make one section for important papers that need immediate attention and then another for special papers you want to keep (like art projects).

4. After-school Snack Station

Before they come rushing into the door to eat you out of house and home, create a snack station they can pick from to avoid spoiling their dinner appetite.

5. School Cubbies

Use sturdy boxes to make cubbies for the kids. This can be a place where they can have their backpacks, homework supplies and even shoes ready for the next morning.

6. Hair Station

Set up a designated hair station to make finding hair clips and hair ties easier the mornings before school.

7. Lunch Money

Turn blank envelopes into lunch money envelopes, where you can clearly write where the money goes when the kids get to school.

8. Backpack Station

9. Daily Reminders on the Door

Put magnets or sticky notes on the back of the front door so you don’t forget anything on your way out.

10. Checking as You Go

Set up a list of homework for the day. Have your child pull out the materials for the first subject and when that is done, she or he puts it away immediately. This keeps things from getting lost or left out of the backpack.

11. Family Calendars

Make your own whiteboard to function as a family calendar so that everyone knows what is happening during the week.

12. Weekday Outfits

Get the printables for these weekday tags to separate their clothes for each day.

13. School Supplies Caddy

Set up a caddy filled with extra school supplies, so if they run out at school they can replenish them at home. Have it also double as a homework caddy!

14. DIY Key Holder

Make yourself a key ring and hang it by the door. This will keep you from losing it and racing to find them before school.

15. Art Project Organization

Keep a few art projects on display and fill a bin with the other ones. Don’t decide which ones to toss or keep yet, accumulate them all throughout the year and over the summer you can sort back through and decide.

16. Summer Clothes Organization

To make room for all the new clothes, start by putting some of your summer clothes away for the winter.

17. Borrowed Basket

Have a basket set near the door for stuff the kids have borrowed from other friends, the library, etc.

18. Late Night School Projects

Don’t stress the night before a project, by stocking up on project supplies during the back-to-school sales. Keep them stashed away in a special place.

19. School Days Checklist

Print out these checklists to keep everything in order for each day, week, and month the kids are in school.

20. Shoe Organizer for Supplies

Fill a shoe organizer with school supplies that you have at home.

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