25 Back-to-School Organizing Essentials We Love

School will be back in session soon, and we're sharing 25 of our favorite products to help keep your home and life organized so your kids can focus on schoolwork.

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July 09, 2020

No matter if your kids are taking classes online or attending classes in person, back-to-school season is busy. Staying organized can make a big difference, and that starts in the home. Take a look at our favorite organization products, from school supply storage to lunch hacks, to help keep your kids on track this school year.


When school is back in session, the calendar can fill up quickly. Help the whole family keep track of it all with a wall-mounted calendar. Best of all, since this calendar is dry erase, wasting paper is a thing of the past.

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To ensure lunch packing is an effortless task, start by corralling all the necessities in one spot. This spinning snack organizer with removable sections is the perfect tool for the job. On top of making everything accessible, it will also make your pantry look photoshoot fresh.

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Say goodbye to lost and forgotten school forms, photos, keys and other important items once you install this sturdy magnetic bulletin board. We like that this one hangs vertically or horizontally, doesn't take up much space and mounts on the wall ensuring the most important items are right where you can see them.

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$11 - $13 (Originally $16.50 - $22.50)
33% Off!

If you have multiple kiddos to pack lunches for, the fridge can fill up fast. These bento-style lunch boxes were made for you. They’re stackable, have tons of separate compartments for different foods and they're a gorgeous alternative to the classically clunky lunch bag.

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Create an assignment command center to keep teens and kids organized. Label these individual cases with a child's name or school subject so they can keep all related papers and projects in one place.

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Store pens, markers, scissors, toys and more in this handy, modular organization system. Keeping homework and art supplies in one contained space help kids easily find what they need and keeps your house from becoming one giant art supplies drawer.

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Now this is a storage basket we wouldn't mind leaving out on display. Use it to store larger items, like blankets and sports gear, or as a laundry hamper.

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Set your children up for success with an over-the-door organizer in their bedroom. This will help them keep track of their school books, folders and homework while helping to teach them the value of staying organized and orderly.

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20% Off!

If you have kids who love playing sports, storing the equipment is a challenge. Sports equipment is awkward and clunky which makes it difficult to keep organized, but this heavy-duty storage rack will make it easier than ever.

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$19.46 - $26.96 (Originally $25.95 - $35.95)
25% Off!

Whether you’re a morning chores kind of person or an after-school chores kind of person, this gorgeous chore chart is here to make your life (and your kid’s life) much easier. Just jot down the week’s chores at the beginning of the week and have them check them off as they complete them.

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Once school is back in session, having the time and energy to get a healthy meal on the table can be the last thing on your mind. Luckily, this beautiful desktop meal planner pad is here for you. With a spot for each day of the week, plus a large section for notes, each page is the perfect way to organize a week's worth of meals.

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$34.97 $33
6% Off!

If you have one already, you know the magic that is a label maker. This digital color label maker prints and cuts its own labels in seconds and is the perfect way to keep your life organized. Use it to label lunch boxes, homework folders, files and much more.

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A cascading paper organizer is a perfect way to keep your child’s homework organized both at school and at home. It folds up for easy transport to school and hangs neatly against the wall when it comes time to do homework.

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$65 $50
23% Off!

Keep homework and craft supplies nearby when needed and out of sight when not in use with a rolling storage cart. This sturdy metal cart is a huge upgrade over the flimsy plastic ones and can hold a variety of tools your child needs to do school projects.

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One of the best ways to keep a child focused is to ensure they have everything they need within reach. This metal lazy Susan has a minimalistic retro design and is perfect for holding your child’s pens, pencils and anything else they need. Best of all, it takes up a small amount of space so their workspace won't feel cluttered.

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$13.99 (Pack of 2)

When everything has its own place, working efficiently is a breeze. Set your kiddos up for success by teaching them this lesson early on with a pen and pencil organizer. They (and their teachers) will thank you.

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Whether you're a laundry on the weekends kind of person or more of a do-it-whenever-you-can person, you're sure to benefit from a hamper that works as hard as you do. This one has multiple compartments that can be used for separating towels, colors and whites, or even just organized by child. Oh, and did we mention the built-in ironing board?

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A practical shelf with a decent aesthetic is surprisingly hard to find, so we found one for you. This two-tiered, minimalistic beauty is simple and sleek with soft, natural wood against a white finish and even features a hanging rod beneath the larger shelf for school outfits, backpacks and jackets.

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Teach your little one how to set themself up for success with a beautiful garment rack ready to hold whatever they need. Whether they plan their outfits out at the beginning of the week, the night before or even the morning before virtual class, this wooden piece is sure to help them stay organized and on top of things.

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Somehow, no matter how hard you try, the lids to all your lunch containers just seem to sneak off. Sadly, they just aren't a very easy thing to store. Don't fret! This handy storage solution is here for you and ready to keep them all in their place.

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Tired of collecting your child's dirty laundry from all over their room? Try making putting dirty clothes away a little more fun. This wall-mounted basketball hoop hamper is a genius way to make them want to tidy up and comes in a neutral finish that will fit with your home's aesthetic.

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If you don't stay on top of it all the time, your fridge can quickly slip into chaos, rendering it completely ineffective and leaving you searching for food in a hurry. Stop the problem before it starts by organizing your refrigerator with these see-through plastic bins. Trust us, you'll thank yourself every time you open the fridge.

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Sometimes, a calendar on your phone is hard to follow and it's much more helpful just to have your reminders right in front of your face. These pretty dry erase board-shelf combos are a great way to stay on top of all your kid's weekly commitments and keep important materials where you can see them, all while maintaining a beautiful workspace.

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An orderly wardrobe means less stress over outfits, plus it allows your kids to see what their options are at a glance. You can even create a weekly outfit system to really speed things up in the morning. Just label each shelf with a day of the week and place the appropriate outfit in the corresponding compartment.

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$4.99 (Pack of 2)

If your kid's desk space is small, these magnetic cup holders are perfect to display at the corner of the wall with magnets. It will keep the essentials, like pens, paper clips and other tools within hand's reach without taking up desk space.

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