I have tried so many different ways to keep the kids’ school stuff organised. Bags, uniforms, shoes, lunch boxes, school notes. It is endless and seems to find its way in the hallway, sprawled over the kids bed or dumped at the front door.
There are so many ways to organise your kids school belongings and the challenge is to find a system that works for you and your family. This is what has worked for us. We really hope you find it useful.
Our school bag locker system
Having a dedicated area for the kid’s school belongings will help keep their rooms tidy and stop the kids dumping their bags in the kitchen, front door or hallway. It involves purchasing a locker (I have seen these at Kmart and Bunnings) and assemble as per the instructions. It has sections for school bags and then compartments for school uniforms, shoes/socks, lunch boxes and drink bottles. We brought a wire basket from Kmart ($5) with a blackboard label that we add the kids names on and put any notes that come home from school in the basket.
The thing I love most about the locker is that you close the door and it keeps everything contained and ‘looks’ mess free (even though sometimes the kids and I don’t keep everything in its place).
More school bag storage ideas
Mum of five Jessica-Louise Groves has a school bag storage station that she assembled using two $35 cube storage units from Kmart. You can find more information here
This is a cute idea, adding your kids artwork to your school bag storage area. Via a house full of sunshine
Mum of 5, Jo from Tasmania has created an awesome school bag area that is so organised. Love that it can be adapted too, depending on the number of children you have.
Another mum, Jess from Queensland has used the trofast storage system to create a back to school storage solution which we love. So effective!
These are super cute too. Via Babyology
Love the style of this school bag storage solution. Via @nataliescharnhop
As well as school bag storage, having a system to organise your day, week and month is so important. We find the organisers and planners at Siisti are fantastic. You can find out more about them here.
We hope these have given you lots of inspiration! Which one is your favourite? Do you have your own back to school system that you are happy to share?