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How to Organize School Supplies at Home

Discover efficient and decorative ways to organize your school supplies so that you and your children can easily find them.

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How to Be Organized for School: Use an Over-the-Door Shoe OrganizerCourtesy of Toni Hammersley

How to Be Organized for School: Use an Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer

Don't just fill these holders with shoes. Fill over-the-door organizers with school supplies, which you can easily hang over a bedroom, office or play room door. Pick up a shoe organizer now on Amazon.

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Put Up a Mail Organizer

Put Up a Mail Organizer

A mail organizer is a smart addition for the back of the door or wall space next to a desk. Use it to sort papers, store textbooks, and organizer your school supplies. You can also build your own!

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Fill Glass JarsCourtesy of Teaching Mama

Fill Glass Jars

Smaller craft and school supplies might seem difficult to organize, but not if you use glass jars. Buy new glass jars at the grocery store, or wash and reuse pickle, olive, jam or jelly jars. See how a Mason jar can do some heavy lifting around the house.

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How to be Organized for School: Use a Tiered Cake Stand for School SuppliesPhoto: Regina Easter

How to be Organized for School: Use a Tiered Cake Stand for School Supplies

Create your own decorative craft caddy by stacking cake stands together on a lazy Susan. Once filled with school supplies, you can place this caddy in the middle of a table so that multiple children can access what they need.

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Create a Craft Peg BoardCourtesy of Mad in Crafts

Create a Craft Peg Board

Hang up a peg board to organize your school supplies and make them quick and easy to grab on the go. And to help you keep everything in order, try painting sections of the peg board using different colors of acrylic paint for specific supplies.

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Make a K-Cup CaddyCourtesy of The Crafty Pickle

Make a K-Cup Caddy

Fill a K-cup holder with disposable condiment cups. As a result, you've created an inexpensive way to hold tiny school supplies, like glitter, beads or sequins. Best of all, you can easily find the materials you need to make this K-cup caddy at any supermarket or discount store.

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File Your FabricsCourtesy of Laura Silva

File Your Fabrics

Keep your fabrics organized by using a filing cabinet. Simply wrap fabric around the filing cabinet folders, hang them and voila! This professional-looking holder helps you find the fabric you need without a lot of mess or hassle. You'll need this school supplies organization hack when your little one is in need of a homemade costume.

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How to be Organized for School: Serve Up School Supplies in a Silverware TrayCourtesy of Jaime Costiglio

How to be Organized for School: Serve Up School Supplies in a Silverware Tray

Move over flatware, because the school supplies are taking over! Reuse any silverware tray as a craft and school supply organizer that easily fits into a drawer or cabinet.

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Hang Galvanized PailsCourtesy of Christina Hibbs

Hang Galvanized Pails

Fill small pails with school supplies. And then hang them on wall hooks, a coat rack, on string, a peg board or cabinet knobs. Paint them with acrylic paint to make them more colorful, or leave the pails unpainted for a more rustic look.

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How to be Organized for School: Utilize a Kitchen CartCourtesy of WaiSam

How to be Organized for School: Utilize a Kitchen Cart

Wheel your school supplies wherever you need them by organizing them in a kitchen cart. And with multiple levels, you can sort your supplies by type, by class or by color for easy access.

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Knife Block Crayon HolderPhoto: Serena Appiah

Knife Block Crayon Holder

Transform an old knife block into a cute crayon holder by drilling holes into the knife slots. You can also attach a few brackets on the sides to hold scissors, glue sticks or pencils.