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

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

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

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

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

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Click here for the full tutorial .

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

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

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

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

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7 Brilliant Cleaning and Organizing Ideas for a Tidy Fridge

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Your fridge will stay clean and organized with these simple ideas! These tidy tips for your refrigerator are a clean freak’s dream!


Fridge Cleaning and Organizing Ideas

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1. Keep snacks organized in the fridge with a simple drawer. 

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Using a plastic drawer in the fridge is a great way to keep small snacks organized and in reach of the kiddos.

2. Use Press n’ Seal to protect your shelves from spills. 

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Use Press n’ Seal to cover your fridge shelves. This will protect them from spills and make sure that your shelves stay clean for longer saving you more time in your cleaning routine.  For more fridge organizing hacks, you might enjoy this post.

3. Remember to sanitize your fridge handles frequently. 

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Your refrigerator door handles are some of the most germ ridden items in your home. Remember to clean your refrigerator door handles often to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. For more items in your home that you should always be OCD cleaning, check out this post.

4. Keep your fridge smelling fresh with a bowl of oatmeal. 

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A small bowl of uncooked oatmeal can be placed in your fridge to absorb odors. This is an all-natural method to keeping your fridge smelling fresh and clean. For more ways to make your home smelling amazing all the time, check out this post.

5. Store chopped fruit and veggies in the freezer in labeled containers. 

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Save a ton of space in your fridge by storing chopped fruit and veggies in labeled containers. This organizing hack comes from Japan! For more amazing Japanese home organizing ideas, you might enjoy this post.

6. Use a Lazy Susan to store condiments. 

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Not only does the Lazy Susan keep your condiments organized, it also saves a ton of space!

7. Use simple condiment containers to get rid of bulky bottles. 

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Save even more space in your fridge by using similar condiment containers to get rid of bulky bottles for your sauces.

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7 Simple Cleaning and Organizing Hacks for Pet Owners

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These cleaning and organizing ideas are perfect for pet owners! If you have a little fur ball running around, then these tips and tricks for keeping your home neat and clean are a must-know.


Cleaning and Organizing Ideas for Pet Owners

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1. Add a chalkboard panel to the door of the cabinet where you store pet food. 

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This will work wonders if you have a pet sitter, so that they know when the next feeding should be. Its also perfect for writing reminders for important dates such as the next dosage for heart worm medicine.

2. Re-purpose a milk jug into a kitty litter scoop. 

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When in a pinch, you can use an old milk jug as a kitty litter scooper. All you will need is a hole puncher to make this thrifty version of the real thing.

3. Get rid of lingering pet odors in your car with a bowl of vinegar. 

This is an old trick that works very well for those who smoke and are perfect for pet owners who allow there furry friends to enjoy car rides. Place a bowl of white vinegar in your car overnight to help absorb odors left behind from your pet. For more pet stain and odor removal hacks you might enjoy this post.

4. Use labeled bins to store and organize pet foods. 

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This works especially well for those with several different kind of pets or those who have pets who require different types of food. Simply use a plastic container to store the food and label accordingly.

5. Make a hidden crate using a side table and a small curtain. 

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There’s a better way to hide your pet’s crate and this is it! Simply hide your crate underneath a side table with a small curtain to cover it when not in use.

6. Use a Swiffer to collect pet hair from carpet. 

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The Swiffer wet jet is an awsome cleaning tool and with out the cleaning pads, it works wonderfully to collect pet hair from your floors and furniture.

7. Add parsley to your dog’s food to freshen his breath. 

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Freshen up your dog’s breath by adding a few pieces of parsley to his dog food! He will never know and you will get to enjoy even more of his slobbery kisses.

I really hope you enjoyed these quick tips on different ways that you can clean and organize your home as a pet owner. For more incredible pet hacks check out: 7 Miracle Pet Odor Hacks Everyone Needs In Their Cleaning Arsenal

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11 of the BEST Organizing Ideas for Your First Home

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Moving into your first home can be very exciting! Here’s a collection of home ideas that will inspire you to keep your new house happy, neat and organized for a very long time.


Organizing Ideas for First-Time Homeowners

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1. Organize your important documents using color coded folders. 

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It also helps to add very large labels on the sides so that every document can be easily identified.

2. Create a mail and bill command center.

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Never be late on a bill or miss any important dates by simply setting up a bill and mail command center in your kitchen or near an entry way. Fill it with things such as a wall calendar, mail supplies and bins to keep things orderly.

3. Organize kitchen supplies and utensils using plastic bins and labeling. 

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You can easily keep your kitchen cabinets organized by storing supplies in labeled plastic containers. For more kitchen organizing ideas, check out this post.

4. Near your entrance, use a pebbled filled tray to collect shoes. 

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Get a tray and fill it with pebbles. Place it near your entrance or mudroom to organize boots and shoes to prevent from tracking messes into your home.

5. Color code and label the switches in your circuit breaker.

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When you have electrical problems things can get stressful if you do not know which breaker switch coordinates with each room of your house. Color code and label them to save time and energy.

6. Label and organize medicine to prevent confusion. 

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Keep your medicine cabinets super organized by using labeled bins to store pain killers, cold medicine and first aid supplies.

7. Organize laundry room supplies with a Lazy Susan. 

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Use a Lazy Susan to organize laundry room essentials. Not only does it saves space, but makes all items freely accessible when needed. For more laundry room ideas, check out this post.

8. Create a box to keep your favorite recipes organized. 

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You can reuse a small shoe box to store and organize your favorite recipes.

9. Organize your shower essentials with labels. 

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Easily organize “his and her” shower essentials with a labeled shower rack. For more bathroom organizing ideas, you might enjoy this post.

10. Organize your linen closet this way to keep it tidy. 

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Following this method is the best way to keep your linen closet organized and tidy. For more linen closet organizing ideas, you might enjoy this post.

11. Organize your finances with a money board. 

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When moving into your first home, organizing your finances is a must. Why not create a money board in a private area of your home so that you can organize funds for bills, emergencies and leisure activities? This is a great way to see how much physical cash that you have so that you won’t overspend. For more money saving ideas, check out this post.

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