This back to school organization should help you get into a routine and help have a spot for everything!
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The supplies start rolling out in the middle of the summer and not far behind it we are already getting ready to start another school year. Along with that comes papers, books, folders, oh my! Over the 17ish years that my kids have gone to school, there have been more times than I care to count that we’ve lost papers, books and more. In another attempt to get organized (my mission this year), I created a corner where my kids books and supplies will be stored.
Let’s get organized together, shall we?
School Organization Supplies
What do you need to get started? There are all kinds of office supplies that would work and the size of your space will determine what you should use. Here is what I used to accomplish this corner:
- Expanding file pockets-the clear containers on the wall
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Vinyl
- Transfer tape
- Command Hooks – optional – screws come with the file pockets
- Containers for supplies – I often use Ikea containers but used some I found in the dollar spot at Target for this. I also got the pencil containers from Target.
- Ruler to measure containers and design labels accordingly
- Cricut Design Space Basics
- How to make labels using a Cricut machine
While this project can be made without the personalized containers, it makes a big impact. It also spells things out (are we the only ones who need everything spelled out? Or does your family too?).
Some other projects that I’ve shared recently on this organizational journey:
- School Papers & Memorabilia
- Laundry Room Cabinets
- Snack Bins for Kids
- Emergency Box
- Spice Rack Organization
- Car Organizer for Console
- Organize Kitchen Cabinets
- Screen Time for Kids Printable Tickets
This is what the area looked like before I personalized them:
And this is the after:
The hope is that since the fonts are big and bold, there should be no question of where to put things. For my kids and for me!
To create this school organization spot:
- Purchase items listed above (or similar).
- Measure containers to know what size of labels you’d like to make.
** Bold fonts with clean lines are best to use with this type of project. I used Antonio for the bold and Neue Einstellung for the thinner font.
- Create labels using a Cricut Machine, following this tutorial
Make the design using Design Space, follow the prompts, cut out vinyl. Weed vinyl. Using transfer tape, adhere it to the containers.
- Put all books, school supplies for each child in their designated spot.
As part of this project, I added labels to 2 pencil/supply boxes for my kids. There have been issues in years past with taking each others things (sigh). These containers should help with having a spot for their supplies. For these boxes, I created a monogram for my son and did a script font for my daughter (she doesn’t have a middle name so a monogram looked kind of silly).
These pencil boxes fit well into their larger containers with their names on them.