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.)

This backpack bulletin board station is my favorite organizing idea. No more backpacks thrown on the floor or couch!

organize back packs for busy mornings

You would think by now I would have a better handle on organizing backpacks and important papers.

2 boys in 5th and 8th grade. Yep, one would think.

Anyway, I have the perfect wall by our garage entry door where I will set this up. As soon as we walk in the house, backpacks will go on the hooks. I.Am.Excited.

Organizing Papers

I desperately need to organize ALL THOSE 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, right? You are ORGANIZED. You know you GOT THIS. You are Pumped.

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

organize paper clutter from school
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Then. This. Happens.

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Cue the"Jaws" theme song.

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

In my fantasy, this is how I see my organized self:

how to stay organized
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What Really Works For Me:

where to put papers from school
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Nothing fancy here, which is exactly why I really like this idea for organizing school papers. I need something easy and that I will actually use. Something that takes little time and money to do right away.

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.

Yep, maybe not so pretty, but that's okay. It works.

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This is a great solution for keeping school supplies in one place so the kids can easily get what they need for homework and projects.

That is my top 3 favorite ideas. There are so many more cool ways to get organized that have me drooling. I will probably try to get some of those posted as well, so you can drool along with me.

Maybe one day I will be posting pictures of my own fabulous home organization projects.

A girl can dream, can't she??

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