As the days start getting shorter and the air picks up a bit
of a chill, it’s clear that summer is beginning to end – and with the change in
seasons comes the start of the school year. For the past few weeks we’ve been
sharing lots of tips and advice to help make this transition easier on you and
your family. We’ve talked dorm decor
for college freshmen and healthy lunches everyone will love
, but now it’s on to the real back to school challenge: getting
Getting your home set up to tackle the busyness that comes
with the start of the school year, (we’re talking homework, extracurricular
activities, PTA meetings, science fairs, etc. on top of all your year-round
bills and chores), can be difficult. Don’t start feeling overwhelmed just yet;
we’ve got a great list of tools to help you keep track of the influx of forms,
dates, bills, and more. These resources will not only help you to manage your
family’s day-to-day, they’re also super cute, and you can make them yourself!
Read on to see some of the best DIY projects to help get you and your family
ready for the school year.
– Didn’t know dry erase paint existed? Boy, you’re in for a treat! This awesome
product has lots of applications, one of which is a large calendar to help keep
you and yours organized. It’s totally customizable, environmentally friendly,
and would look great in your kitchen or office!
Memorable Memo Board
– Tools to help your family stay organized don’t have to be dull or ugly; or
didn’t you get the memo? Keep track of notes and messages in style with these
super cute memo boards! Some cookie sheets and a little spray paint can go a
are loving this study kit; it’s like first aid for homework. Your little one
can bring the box to the table or a friend’s house, get their work done, and
then pack it up and put it away. They’re less likely to lose something or leave
their supplies lying around. Keep them and your space organized.
Big & Beautiful
This command center is pretty epic. Not only does it have multiple clocks (each
representing a different time zone), a calendar, pens, sticky notes, and
schedules, each family member also has their own folder. Never lose a
permission slip or birthday party invitation again!
Magnificent Magnetic Board
– Spruce up your or your child’s workspace with this cute magnetic board. You can pin inspirational
images, important reminders, sweet shots, or whatever you’d like. It’s a great
tool to keep you organized, and it can add to your decor.
Make your own magnetic tins to put on your new magnetic board! These beauties
are a snap to make and can hold lots of office supplies, like tacks,
paperclips, or candy (we won’t judge).
Darling Desk Organizer
– Here’s another ultra cute tool to help keep your office or desk organized.
Reclaim some old cans to create this sweet piece.
Slouchy Storage Splendor
– Organize work, play, and everything in your home with these
incredibly adorable slouchy storage bins. Use old fabric you’ve saved to create
custom totes that totally go with your space. Organization and style no longer
have to be mutually exclusive.
We hope these fun and funky DIYs help you and your family
get, and stay, organized. Share your favorite organization tactics with us on
, and Facebook
– we’re always looking for new ways to keep
our projects and schedules on track.
Speaking of organized – make sure you get your Marketplace
Event Home Show tickets early! Right now you can get 2-for-1 on Facebook
a friend or family member to the show. We can’t wait to see you there!