Get Ready for Back to School with a Homework Caddy

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.

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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!

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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
  • Erasers 
  • Scissors
  • Highlighters

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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!

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Homework Caddy Essentials

Homework Caddy Essentials

Create your own Homework Caddy with all of these supplies!

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  1. This is such an amazing idea!! No more “I need this and I need that” excuses to get up from doing their work!! Everything is in one place!! Would be great to have on a desk or a homework nook free from distractions! Thanks for the great idea!! I pinned for later 🙂

  2. This is such a great idea! After school is always so busy anyways, there’s no time to be hunting around for supplies. This is so super cute, as well as handy! ~ Client

  3. I love your homework caddy idea. I try to have Post-it® Notes on hand at all times, I keep a pad in my purse. You never know when you’ll need a Post-it® Note.

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