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10 DIY Solutions for Back-to-School Organization

Published on: August 20, 2013

Sandy Toes and Popsicles

Homework help
Survive homework meltdowns with a dedicated workspace equipped with a cute caddy like this one by Sandy Toes and Popsicles. With some recycled cans and colorful paints, you’re on your way to a homework center with all the tools to get the job done.

Sassy Style locker accessories

Locker fun
Oh, teen girls and their accessories, social lives, and primp time... For when cookie-cutter locker accessories aren’t hip enough, put together some DIY locker magnets and mirrors like these by Sassy Style.

Shaped by Grace garage sports organizer

Sports control
Have a house full of junior athletes? Organize the family’s sports equipment with this DIY garage pegboard idea by Shaped by Grace. Help start the school year off uncluttered with an outlined home for bats, bags, and balls.

Flats to Flip Flops

Focused shopping
Get the kids involved in back-to-school shopping this year with this passport printable by Flats to Flip Flops. An illustrated list of the basics makes shopping a focused activity instead of a welter of chaos.

All Things Thrifty

Mom bag
We know you probably already have all of the essentials bottom-feeding in your hard-working carryall. Get the goodies organized with this DIY purse kit by All Things Thrifty. What a great and inexpensive gift to give to those moms new to the peculiar joys and challenges of back-to-school preparedness.

Uncommon Design lunch center

Lunch center
The morning routine is a flurry of action. Make lunch decisions easier with this genius DIY lunch station idea by Uncommon Designs. All the components are organized for build-a-lunch success.

Danee Designs

Favorites file
Start fresh this school year by clearing out last year’s schoolwork. Pick a few faves to store in a filing system like this one by Dandee Designs, and toss the rest. And hey, clean off the refrigerator already! The kids will have plenty of bragging pieces in the new school year.

The Crafting Chicks

Closet prep
The Crafting Chicks offer a solution for organizing a week’s worth of clothes with these DIY printable Monday through Friday clothing tags. Assemble outfits right out of the washer and dryer and the I-have-nothing-to-wear morning runaround is gone!

The 36th Avenue

Daily routines
Morning and afternoon free time gets organized with this routine chart idea by The 36th Avenue. Made using a dry-erase board as the base, the checklist can be used daily to make sure the kids are using their time efficiently.

The Homes I Have Made

Command center
Confine the family mess to one place with this family center idea by The Homes I Have Made. Backpacks, routine charts, shoes and emergency phone numbers all have a place to call home here so they don’t find a way to spread throughout the house.

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