How To Organize a Homework Station For Your Kids

It’s back to school season! We have been so busy getting ready and prepared for the school year. I think most parents can agree that every year, it’s always such a challenge to keep all the school supplies organized. I know for myself I’m always finding markers, pencils and crayons all over my house.

I have been thinking a lot about this upcoming school year and how I would like Avery to have her own “work space” and most importantly a homework station where we can keep all her school and craft supplies organized. I think it’s important for kids to have a space they can call their own. I feel it helps to set them up for a successful school year and teaches them ownership and responsibility for their school tools.

Of course, Kitchen Stuff Plus has solutions to help organize and set up a homework station for all the students in your house! For Avery, she will mostly use this space for her crafts and practicing her numbers and letters. Now that she’s in Senior Kindergarten, it’s serious stuff over there! 

This Homework Station I created is so easy to put together. Here’s how Kitchen Stuff Plus helped me create it: 

1. Pencils, crayons, and markers (oh my!)

plastic cosmetic cup filled with markers and pencil crayons

iDesign Clarity Cosmetic Cup, $7.99

I love these sectioned cups they are so easy to organize pencils and pencil crayons. Not only do we use them for pencils but they can also be used for paintbrushes, scissors and more! These clear drawers make it easy to lay out markers and crayons. I also love that these drawers are easy for younger kids to take out items and they can easily identify where everything belongs in their homework station. 

2. Storage bin for the win

collapsible storage bin for a homework station

Home Basics Collapsible ‘Metallic’ Non-Woven Storage Bin, $7.99

These storage bins are so versatile! We use them for paper, colouring books and workbooks. Plus, these labels and label holders easily clip on the front of the bin for even more organization! These bins can easily be used later on for closet storage when your little outgrows their homework station. 

3. Clear stackable bins

large bin with paint

iDesign Linus Fridge Binz Deep Bin, $16.99

These are also one of my favourite items from KSP. These large clear bins are large enough for items such as paints, craft items or for your bigger kids or teens you can store staplers, hole punch or other office supplies. Again the clear bins make everything in their homework station easy to find and keep neat! 

4. Remember to recycle at your homework station

white garbage can

Umbra Corsa Melamine Waste Can with Lid, $24.99

We always emphasize reduce, reuse and recycle in our home.  So I wanted a bin that Avery can use as her recycle bin since she does a lot of crafting in this area. Who said that the recycle bin in her space has to be blue? We love this basket from Umbra in super sleek, crisp white colour to match her space.

Homework station #goals 

See, now wasn’t that super easy to create? You don’t even need a large space for it! Now, all that’s left is to get the kids to do their homework without complaining. Well, I can’t help you with that, but at least we know that Kitchen Stuff Plus will help you make their homework station look great and stay organized! 

organize a homework station

Want more ideas to stay organized this back to school season?

Take a look at how to organize your craft room (with some great before and after shots)!

Have your own organized homework station? We’d love to see! Tag us @kspstuff on Instagram or use #loveKSP to share with us.

Marjorie Celis

Marjorie is a mom to 4-year-old Avery and a realtor in Toronto. She fuels her creative passion through her lifestyle and family focused Instagram account We Are the Roses (@we.are.theroses). There you can follow along with her daily adventures with Avery, as she shares their loves for all things style, home design, family & fun!