These back to school organization ideas & Dollar Store DIYs make life so much easier! From morning routines to command centers, homework stations, lunch hacks & more these organization tips, checklists, & free printables will make getting prepared to go back to school easy!
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Dollar Tree School Supplies
Before I go any further I wanted to share this video from Home Organizing with Alejandra that shows you how much you can save on school supplies by shopping at Dollar Tree!
Turn A Remote Control Organizer Into A Kids Car Caddy
Or Use A Toiletries Organizer
Get Back Into The Routine
The first rule of re-establishing a morning routine: start a week or two before school starts! This will help you & your kids get out of the habit of staying up late & getting up early. Laura from Sunny Day Family created a Kid’s Routine Free Printable that’s incredibly helpful.
Organize Clothes By Day
The idea of labeling outfits by day via Shelterness is a great morning time saver!
Or With These DIY Chalk Painted Dividers
Learn how to make days of the week clothing dividers with unfinished door hangers, chipboard letters & chalkboard paint with this how-to from Uncommon Designs
Use A Days Of The Week Hanging Organizer In Small Spaces
Or organize the closet with this versatile days of the week organizer & keep clothes, shoes or games & activites in one neat space.
Create A Lunch Box Station With Command Hooks
Command hooks make fab organizers – cleverly disguised on pantry doors via hi Sugarplum
Or Hang Snacks With An Over The Door Shoe Organizer
Never Run Out Of School Lunch Ideas
Grab a copy of the how to pack a school lunch printable via While He Was Napping & never run out of ideas!
Make It Easy For Kids To Pack Lunch – By Themselves
Create a school lunch station by dedicating a lower cabinet to everything lunch-related & make it easy for kids to make lunch all by themselves! Get the 411 on Design Improvised
Use Dollar Store Fishbowls For Snacks
Put school snacks in a fishbowl to make them easy to grab on the go.
Create A Family Command Center
Jenna Burger’s Family Command Center includes a place for kids VIP paperwork from school + a 2 month family calendar to keep up with everyone’s scheduled activities.
This DIY Command Center from One Creative Housewife uses one blank dry erase board & a one month calendar + bins to sort mail, a budget notebook & coupons.
Keep Up With School Paperwork
Another favorite back to school organization hacks is this school paper & memorabilia idea from i Heart Planners.
Get A Head Start On The Holidays & Get Parent Of The Year
Get the 411 on your child’s teachers favorite things (& some super cool teacher’s gift ideas) with this free printable available here
Homework Motivation Station
Take a look at the incredible before & after pics of this homework station with a chalkboard wall via By Dawn Nicole
DIY A Portable Homework Solution
Follow the steps on Simple Made Pretty to DIY a portable homework station using items from the dollar store.
Or DIY A Folding Desk
Small space? Not a problem! Check out this fold-out desk idea via Scrapbook Update
Looking for something for multiple kids? Modern Nest provides inspiration with this elegant & clean idea!
DIY Desk Organization
Use A Popsicle Tray For Crayons
A favorite dollar store organization idea – use $1 (or less) popsicle trays for supplies! They’re the perfect size!
A Place For All The To-Do Lists
A Lazy Susan For School Supplies
The DIY solution to keeping up with school supplies? A Lazy Susan Homework Station via Home Stories A to Z
DIY A Homework Station On Wheels
This portable homework station started as a Ikea Raskog kitchen cart – now it serves as a place to organize school supplies via Smashed Peas & Carrots
Use An Art Caddy To Organize Supplies
Another fabulous portable organization idea for supplies that can be taken on the go – in case someone forgets to do their homework!
Repurpose Cereal Boxes
Take a look at this school supply station using a wooden tray & few scrapbook covered tissue, cracker & brownie mix boxes! Find out how to do it on Sprinkle Some Fun
Organize With Dollar Store Drawers
Organize crayons, colored pencils, paper clips & more in plastic boxes & drawers finished with chalkboard spray paint like this idea on The House of Smiths
Or With Space Saving Old Cans + Magnets
Repurpose tin cans & save space by using magnets to hang via elsie marley
Dollar Store Craft Station
Use stackable bins or caddies from Dollar Tree to create a craft area – on the cheap!
Repurpose Cereal Boxes – Again
Get inspired to create a stylish homework caddy for older kids with this clever back to school organization idea via aunt peaches
Hang School Supplies With An Over The Door Shoe Organizer
Save space & keep up with ALL the school supplies on the cheap via A Bowl Full of Lemons
Or Use A Utensil Tray From The Dollar Store
Organize Everything In Dollar Store Tubs
Give $1 bins a vintage makeover with spray paint with Adrienne Elizabeth’s DIY help!
Designated Drop Zone
Keep the backpacks off of the kitchen table & in a designated space with this DIY project from A Mom’s Take
Or build the ultimate multi-purpose shelf to hang & organize backpacks, keys, coats – pretty much everything – with this tutorial from EvanandKatelyn