School will be back in full swing soon for most families, and if you’re not organized, things can quickly become chaotic. Papers, homework and artwork everywhere! Luckily, we’ve put together some clever homework organization ideas as well as cute ways to display your kids’ artwork.
If you have the space, a designated homework station is a lifesaver. You don’t have to worry about papers and school supplies getting scattered all throughout the house because everything is right where you and your kids need it.
This homework station is genius. All the school supplies are stuck to a magnetic board. The best part is the personalized clipboards with evening checklists to ensure that homework is completed, backpacks are ready and clothes are set out for the next day.
I love this backpack and homework center. No backpacks littering the floor, and each child has 3 cubbies for managing his or her homework and papers.
Art display boards are a fun way to decorate your home AND display your child’s artwork. You can easily make some for yourself out of recycled frames.
Keep a homework box handy with the supplies your child needs to complete homework without distractions.
Use a curtain wire to hang your children’s art and craft projects. Check out the vertical and horizontal pockets on her walls, too, for managing incoming papers and homework!
If you don’t have a designated area for homework, you can still stay organized with a portable homework station that your kids can take to the kitchen table, to the living room, etc.
Individual cork boards are a smart idea, too. This mom processes papers right away when the kids get home from school, and homework, spelling words, etc. are pinned to the child’s cork board.
This pretty artwork display board costs only $5 to make, and it’s super easy to do! A board, some clothspins and paint are all you need.
You don’t have to get fancy with homework organization. One practical tip is to use magnetic clips for each child to keep their homework on the fridge. Simple, but effective.
What’s missing from many homework stations? A parent basket! What a great way to keep up with papers that you have to hang on to for a while.
If you homeschool (or if your kids just need extra practice) individual homework binders can be a huge help. This mom focuses her children on a particular subjecto or skill each day of the week. Brilliant!
You’re a busy mom, so you may not have time to process those papers right away. An inbox and “to file” caddy are just what you need.
And of course, every year you’ll have a handful of things that you want to save for each child. Start a file storage system now with a folder for each grade.
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