Storage & Organization
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.
Use an Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer
Put Up a Mail Organizer
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.
Photo: Angela Thayer
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.
Create a Craft Peg Board
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.
Photo: Taniesa Vlasak
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.
Photo: Laura Silva
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.
Photo: Jaime Costiglio
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.
Photo: Christina Hibbs
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.
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.