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17 Brilliant Back to School Organization Ideas Even Your Kids Will Love

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Yes, it’s that time of the year.

Time to end the sweet summer vacation and get the kiddos ready for the school year.

Luckily, these Moms have created some pretty awesome ways to make the school year more bearable by sharing their brilliant back to school organization ideas.

Returning to school will be such a breeze for you and the kids!

If you want to be inspired, check out ideas below!


Back to School Organization Ideas

1. Create a command center to help the kids stay organized and focused.

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Via The 36th Avenue

This school command center comes complete with a dry erase calendar, pencils and other school supplies.

2. Use a file box to store and organize important school documents and awards. 

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Via Dandee Designs

Simply attach a school photo for each child to separate folders to keep their important things organized.

3. Make a DIY home work station. 

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Via Uncommon Designs

You can catch the full tutorial on this awesome homework station by clicking here. 

4.  Repurpose glass jars to organize school supplies.

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Via One Hundred Dollars a Month

5. Make homework trays and buckets labeled with your kids’ names to help them stay organized.

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Via The Happy Scraps

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Via The Happy Scaps

6. Use these awesome printables to help your kids’ keep track of money that you give them.

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Via My Frugal Adventures

This is a genius way to help your kids keep track of money that you give them for school related activities. You can get the printables here. 

7. Organize crayons and markers using a labeled plastic drawer. 

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Via Creekside Teacher Tales

8. Create a grab and go snack station in your kitchen for the kids. 

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Via Uncommon Design

Using basket or bins, stock them with healthy food items so that the kids will always have snacks to take with them to school.

9. Create a magnetic chore chart.

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Via A Spotted Pony

This will help your kids visually keep track of their daily tasks.

10. Make a mini command center by your front door. 

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Via Simple Stylings

11. Create a mini homework station stocked with essential school supplies. 

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Via The House of Smiths

12. Create a turnstile homework station that’s easily accessible. 

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Via Mom on Time Out

Click here for the full tutorial .

13. Use a simple shoe organizer to store school supplies. 

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Via I Can Teach My Child

14. Use bulletin boards to help your kids stay focused on tasks throughout the week. 

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Via Crafty Southern Mama

15. Pick out outfits for the week and store them in a labeled closet organizer. 

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Via The Gunny Sack 

This closet organizer will make the week go by smoother since the kids will not waste time trying to pick out outfits everyday.

16.  Make sure your kids always have something healthy to snack on by making an after-school food station. 

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Via Fabulessly Frugal 

17. Create a magnetic school supply board so that items do not get misplaced. 

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Via Second Chance to Dream

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7 Cheap and Easy DIY Porch Decor Ideas for Summer

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Here are several different ways that you can decorate your front porch for the summer.

Whether you use thrift store items or things found around your home, your front porch can make a huge statement without breaking the bank.

Take a look at these cute and simple porch decor ideas to be inspired.


DIY Front Porch Decor Ideas for Summer

1. Tiered Planter Display

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Check out your local thrift store or yard sale for a tiered display that you can use to decorate your front porch with an assortment of planters and rustic trinkets. | via Simplicity in the South

2. Vintage Bike 

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A vintage bicycle can be used to create a simple yet cute porch vignette that you can complement with potted flowers and other thrift store finds. | via Sarah Joy

3. Welcome Sign

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Craft a sweet message to your guests on a chalkboard to set a summertime aesthetic for your front porch that your guests will love. | via Cottage in the Oaks

4. Tiered Planters

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A set of tiered planters can add a pop of color and personality to your home’s entryway. Complete the look with a decal displaying your home’s number. | via Positively Splendid

Related: [Pics] 9 Swoon-Worthy DIY Rustic Farmhouse Decor Ideas

5.  Rocking Chair Planter

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Paint an old rocking chair a vibrant color and replace the seat with a planter for a fun and chic look. | via My Home Decor Guide

6. Red Wagon

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A classic red wagon such as a vintage Radio Flyer can be a great decor piece for your front porch. | Via Postcards from the Ridge

7. Welcome Stencil

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A simple stencil can beautify your front door while welcoming your guests to come inside. | via Decor Chick


It doesn’t take much to create a uniquely styled front porch.

Try these ideas on your front porch to impress your neighbors and guests.

For more DIY home decor ideas, you might enjoy this post.

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[Pics] 15 Simple Japanese Home Organization Ideas to Inspire You

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Be inspired to declutter with these awe-inspiring organizing ideas from Japan.

These savvy homeowners showcase their very smart ways to create and maximize space in their homes.


Japanese Home Organizing Ideas

1. Organize your drunk drawer using bins, plastic bags and labels. 

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Room Clip

A label maker is always a wise investment when you want to organize your home. Label everything and put like items together in bins, zipper bags and mason jars.

2. Items such as shower caddies and magazine holders have multiple uses. 

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Shower caddies can be hung on your cabinet doors to store spices and other items. You can also use magazine/file holders to store and organize pots and pans.

3. Install a tension rod under the cabinet for bottle storage. 

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A simple tension rod can be install under your kitchen or bathroom cabinet to store bottles and other items. You can also use simple plastic bins to store other supplies.

4. Use a towel rack to organize cleaning tools and supplies. 

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Hang your cleaning tools and supplies using S-hooks on a towel rack to allow for easy storage and accessibility.

5. Make a rolling cabinet to store tools and hardware. 

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A rolling storage created for the garage saves spaces and makes it easier to move around when needed.

6. Hang pots and pans on kitchen back splash. 

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The kitchen back splash is often unused space that you can maximize for extra storage of your pots, pans and kitchen utensils.

7. Use bins and hang items in your utility closet. broom closet organizing idea e1517154770929 - [Pics] 15 Simple Japanese Home Organization Ideas to Inspire You

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Hanging items allow for more floor space in your utility/broom closet when needed.

8. Hang kitchen utensils on cupboard doors. 

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Your favorite kitchen tools will always be organized and within reach if you hang them inside your  cabinet doors.

9. Use tension bars to store pot and pan lids. 

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Create additional storage space for your pots and pans by installing tension rods in the upper half of your cabinets.

10. Place shoes in a cabinet making sure to use the space behind the doors. 

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For ease of access, place shoes in a cabinet and use the back of the door for more storage space.

11. Organize and label credit cards using card holders. 

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Use simple card holders to organize your most frequently used credit cards by limitations and what they should be strictly used for.

12. Keep your bedroom closet organized using monochrome boxes with labels. 

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Use like colored storage boxes and labeling stickers to keep your closet looking neat and organized.

13. Create storage on your kitchen back splash without damaging the wall.  

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Install tension rods and a simple wire grid to add additional storage space to your kitchen back splash without damaging the wall.

14. Use magazine holders to store and organize plates and dishes. 

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This is a simple way to neatly keep your dishes together with stacking dishes and increasing the chance for more accidents, instead use magazine dividers to store dishes and prevent damage.

15. Use a basket to hide power strip and store other items. 

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Clear your bathroom counter by hiding a power strip inside of a decorative basket and use to store your grooming tools and other bathroom essentials.

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5 Smart Ways to Clean Your Shower Faster

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In this post, you will find quick and easy tips that’ll teach you how to clean your shower faster.

If you want to save time cleaning your shower, then these hacks are a must-know!


Shower Cleaning Tips

1. Clean hard to reach areas with a Bleach pen. 

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Family Handy Man

A Clorox Bleach pen is perfect for spot treatments and cleaning areas that are hard to reach such as between grout tiles and shower corners.

2. Prevent back pain by scrubbing your tub with a broom. 

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One Good Thing By Jillee

This is a brilliant way to clean your tub all the while preventing back pain. Use a broom and your favorite cleaner to scrub away with ease.

3. Use aluminum foil to clean soap scum from your shower doors. 

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Murchison-Hume

Make a ball out of aluminum foil and using your favorite bathroom cleaner, you can easily scrub away soap scum and grime on your glass doors with ease.

4. Soak your shower head overnight in a bag of vinegar. 

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The Melrose Family

Fill a small bag with vinegar and place your shower head in it overnight. This will remove hard water build-up making your shower head look and spray like new again.

5. Make your own shower cleaner using two ingredients. 

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Fill a dish wand with Dawn dish soap and white vinegar. Keep this in your shower to scrub away soap scum and mildew. This homemade mixture is non-toxic and works just as great if not better than store brand shower cleaners.

I hope you enjoyed these very simple shower cleaning tips! As always, Happy Cleaning!

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