Space-Saving Backpack Storage Ideas For Your Home


Summer vacation will be ending soon (but wait, didn't it just start??) and alas, it is time to start thinking about getting organized for back to school time.

This may sound silly, but one thing that causes me the most stress is figuring out how to keep backpacks off the floor. Because we all know that is where kids love to drop them, am I right?

Or worse yet, hearing this familiar refrain from kids every morning before school...







I have yet to figure out a space for a command center in our home. We have an open floor plan style home. Very very open. It is hard to use a small wall even for backpack storage because even that can make our home look cluttered.


But like always, Pinterest has come to my rescue yet again with several cool ideas for hanging backpacks and organization hacks for small spaces that just might work for us. Hopefully, one of these ideas on where to put backpacks will help you out as well.


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1.  Backpack Over The Door Storage Rack





This backpack rack is an easy way to hang up backpacks so they do not end up on the floor. This storage idea is perfect if you have very little space available for a backpack station (*raising hand*)

You can get one of these hanging over the door organizers at Amazon (and they are cheap--under $20 when I checked last!)







2. Turn a hall closet into a backpack station and school supplies center



The Pragmatic Parent


This is one of my favorite ideas for hanging backpacks and keeping them out of site. This closet space could become an awesome back to school command center. I have a perfect closet for this idea that currently is bursting with coats, sweaters, and shoes. After seeing this idea, I am considering moving those things to a new home, and converting the space into a nice organized command center.

But of course, I first need to figure out where on earth to put all that clutter that is in the closet right now.

If you have a closet to spare, check out the How-To for this project at The Pragmatic Parent.






3. Use Personalized Decor Hooks For Storing Backpacks







Yes, those are towels, not backpacks, hanging on hooks. But I think this could be an awesome backpack station idea as well.

The hooks have personalized tin letters placed above them, so everyone knows just where to put their school bags.

I really like this idea from House Beautiful.  Each hook holds up to 35 lbs. per the product description, so I think these could work as backpack hooks.



4.  Simple Backpack Station Storage For Small Entry Ways 



Buns in a Row.com



I absolutely LOVE this simple DIY backpack station. Backpacks and hooks on a small wall by the kids' bedrooms could definitely help keep kids from dropping their backpacks on the floor. Something like this could also work in small entryways I think.

If you love this look, get the tutorial at Buns in a Row.











5. Use an Inexpensive Coat Rack As a Backpack Station








Megan at Homes I Have Made designed this cute front door backpack drop station area in her home.

In all honesty, this would probably be too much for my small entryway, but I do love her choice for a backpack storage rack.

But that fabric covered bulletin board. Awesomeness. Seriously, it looks so much better than regular old cork board.

Good Luck With Your Back to School Organizing!!

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