As the school year kicks into high gear, you're bound to be inundated with homework, calendars, newsletters, flyers and all manner of miscellaneous supplies. It can be hard to keep track of it all, especially while keeping schedules, activities, due dates and big days straight! Keeping yourself and your kids on track all year long can see a monumental task: what you need is a homework station! A homework station can be as simple or elaborate as you wish and should include all the items you and your kids need to stay focused on school. If you've got the space, you can add hooks for backpacks, a calendar or a cork board so you never have to miss another important date! Whatever your specific needs, there's a station on this awesome list for you! So take a look at our homework station inspiration and create a space that suits your family.
1. Desk Built-in with Hanging Storage from Better Homes and Gardens
This space is everything you could want in your home: clean lines, lots of storage, tucked into a little built-in. If you've got the space for a built-in desk, you can't beat it for homework management!
2. Mini Homework Station in a Tray from House of Smiths
You can pick this tray up and take it with you! Tucked inside the drawers and boxes are all the supplies your children could possibly need. This is perfect if you haven't got a designated homework desk, or if your space is limited. Plus, it's motivational!
3. Rolling Cart Station from Smashed Peas and Carrots
The small kitchen cart from Ikea is cute, compact, and totally functional! Cram it full of supplies for school and still have space left on the bottom to stack homework, worksheets, and books. Then you can tuck it away and roll it out when you need it.
4. Magnetic Back to School Station from The 36th Avenue
This magnetic back to school area can hang right on the side of your fridge! You've got everything you need to stay organized right at arms length – including a handy dry erase/magnetic calendar, supplies, and “accountability clipboards.”
5. Seat Sacks and Curtain Rod Storage from Scissors and Spatulas
If you've got a table or desk area, sew up some seat sacks to hang on the back of your chairs! Kids can slip in all of their homework, books, and papers. Add a curtain rod with hooks to store supplies they'll need.
6. Chalkboard Organization Station from Design Dining Diapers
This little chalkboard is a cute addition to a homework organization center! The trendy baskets keep supplies within reach and you can write notes, reminders, and to-do's on the chalkboard. Get supplies and note clutter off the tables and counters and up on the wall.
7. Tabletop Homework Station from Polka Dot Chair
This tabletop homework station can sit front and center on a desk or table and be removed during mealtimes since it's so portable. No need for a ton of space in order to keep everything looking crisp and neat – and readily available.
8. Repurposed Crib from A Little Learning for Two
If you've got an old crib from your kid's babyhood, repurpose it into a chalkboard desk! The great part about it is that there's a ton of built in space to hang supplies and needed items. There's room to spare on all the old crib slats and the desktop provides ample room to work.