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3 Best Back To School Organization Ideas

Yesterday was check-in day at school for my 8th grader. Besides bemoaning the fact that my baby is now in his last year of middle school, and heavens to Betsy he will be in high school next year(!), I was trying to figure out how to get my kids organized for school this year.

So I headed to Pinterest after we got home, and found lots of inspiring back to school organization ideas. So many, I had a hard time picking my favorite ones.

I finally decided on these 3 creative ways to get organized, because I can incorporate them in my home the easiest. And they are ones that stand the best chance of me actually using them.

(yea, the problem is more me than the boys when it comes to staying organized. I admit it.)

Organizing Ideas For School Work and Papers

This backpack bulletin board station is definitely a favorite of mine. I love the idea of separate bulletin boards for each child.

organize back packs for busy mornings

I desperately need to organize papers from school the kids bring home. EVERYDAY.

You know that first day of school when kids bring home papers that need to be read, signed and returned? That is the one day of the school year that I feel like I am ORGANIZED. I just know I will have the paper clutter mastered this year. 

(Pipe in the theme song from "Rocky" here.)

This is how I picture my organizing skills at the start of every new school year.

organize paper clutter from school
The Krazy Coupon Lady

Then. This. Happens.


Cue the"Jaws" theme song.

I partly blame the schools for this. Seriously, why so many papers? Why??

In my fantasy, I see myself with this beautiful command center in my home.

how to stay organized
The Turquoise Home

This a much more my reality when it comes to me figuring out how to get and stay organized.

where to put papers from school
The Child At Heart Blog

Nothing fancy here, which is exactly why I really like this simple idea for organizing school papers. I need something easy and that I will actually use. A way to organize that is fast and easy, and cheap.

I can stash paperwork easily, and find papers when I need them. And this plastic storage organizer will fit in my laundry room or maybe in my pantry.

 It works.

back to school organization ideas
One Little Project

This plastic storage organizer with drawers also makes keeping school supplies a piece of cake. Kids can easily get what they need for homework and projects, and just as easily put them all back where they go. You can get started organizing papers and assorted clutter immediately.

And being organized is a beautiful thing.