If you’re looking to add a little organization in your school and homework days, put together a little homework caddy. It’s a great way to get your kids ready for school and keep them organized all school year long.
I will admit I am not the best at being organized but I do true! There are small palces around the house that you will find my organizational skills to work, like this homework caddy.
When it’s homework time, we are always looking for a sharpened pencil, a glue stick that wasn’t dried out, or crayons that weren’t broken. Enter the homework caddy!
How to Make a Back to School Homework Caddy
To help me be a little bit more organized, I decided to put together a Homework Caddy. A dedicated organizer with all the supplies we would need to complete homework and projects for the upcoming school year. This means I buy doubles of all of our must-have supplies for school. This way I knew I would have them on hand at home.
Start with a caddy. You need a decent size caddy: not too big and not too small. The best caddy I found was a shower caddy that many college students grab when headed back to school.
Use pencil cups or pails. To further organize your caddy, use a few pencil cups or pails to keep pencils, pens, and markers together and the other for small items like scissors, glue sticks, and erasers. They fit perfectly into the caddy!
Fill ‘er up! Once I had those set up, I thought of other things that we needed to keep in our homework caddy. I grabbed the pencil sharpener (because there’s always a pencil that needs sharpened!) and crayons. I also put some blank paper on a clipboard that can be used as scrap paper or drawing paper.
Other supplies include:
- Post-it® Notes
- Glue Sticks
I put the finishing touches on my homework caddy by printing out a cute sign! Now nobody will be able to say they don’t know where the homework supplies are. And since the caddy is so portable, we can do homework almost anywhere!
Homework Caddy Essentials
Of course you need a caddy for your Back to School homework caddy! Look for a sturdy caddy that will last all year long.
Use these pen and pencil cups to organize your pens, pencils, scissors, and rulers.
You can't do homework without a pencil!
HIghlighters are another a must-have homework essential!
The one thing we can never find when we need them are scissors! Keep them in your homework caddy so you always know where to find them.
It's okay to make mistakes...that's why we have erasers!
Another item that seems to disappear all the time: glue sticks!
You wouldn’t believe how many of these you will use throughout the school year. Use them to put notes to the teacher on homework pages or as book markers.
I love an old school pencil sharpener! They are reliable and get the job done.
We have a ton of crayons around the house but I keep a dedicated box in our homework caddy.
Another staple in our homework caddy. These rulers always seem to grow legs and walk away! You can never have too many.