Desk organization is so important when school and college starts. The new school year begins and kids have already been back to school. They are probably a bit anxious and displeased for going back to that boring homework-class-assignments routine from the summer fun and exciting outdoor activities. So, it’s your turn to ease the transition by helping them with all the organization tasks and school routine. If you’re looking for dorm room organization tips, look to our dorm checklist here.
Back to School: Kids Desk Organization Ideas
A clutter-free and organized back to school workstation will encourage your kids to spend more time on their desk. Check out these back to school desk organization ideas for your kids. Desk organization begins with the right tools and school supplies.
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Desk Organization: Separate Boxes for Separate Items
Boxes are good for any organization project. Use separate organizing boxes for different types of items to avoid mix up. For example, one box for unfinished assignments, another one for books, a third one for finished homework, and a fourth one for project files will keep the desk clean and functional. You can also use labels to mark which box contains what. Your kid does not need to turn over everything in the room anymore to find out a particular assignment or a project paper.
Desk Organizers are Essential
Kids always mess up with their pencils, pens, chalk, markers, and crayons. As a parent, I guess it is very regular for you to pick them up from the desk, chair, floor, and sometimes from the bed! Well, use pen holders or pencil cups to keep the desk from overflowing with pencils and crayons. You can also affix the pencil cups to the wall. It will keep the desk surface clutter-free and prevent the tip-over.
Try our Desk Organizer from Burlap and Succulents Shop to keep pencils and pens neatly organized.
Desk Organization and Wall Organization for Kids’ Supplies
A pegboard attached to the side of the desk or to the wall above the desk will help your little one to stay organized. You can use it to hold all the geometry tools, a chart for upcoming school events, a study routine, or study materials. Also consider hanging hooks or pegs to hang clipboards.
Look through our school supplies like these clipboards for hanging kids’ homework, chore lists, and more.
Wall pockets can be used for holding study materials too. Simply, affix them to the wall with one or two nails and store stuff like rulers, scissors, sharpeners, erasers, pencils, etc. Bigger pockets can even be used for holding rolled papers.
Keep the Collectibles on Display
Kids love to collect and it will be a great inspiration for them if you can find a displaying place instead of stashing everything in drawers. Use retails shop-bought wall rails to keep the photos and keepsakes pinned up. The small items like coins, marbles, shells, stamps, etc. can go into glass-fronted boxes. The collectibles on the display over the study desk will make your kid interested in spending more time on the desk.
These fresh ideas for back to school desk organization will create a clutter-free desk for your kids. They will find a lot more fun in doing homework and studying. Setting them up a workspace with all of their favorite things on display will also help nurturing their creative sides.
If you’re thinking YOU could use desk organization tips too, take a look at Lifehack’s 20 DIY Desk Organization Ideas to help you.
Do you have any back to school organization tips to share with us?