Simply Done: Organized Homework Station

Feb 9

I do realize it’s February, not August. But what better time than now to re-organize and tweak your homework station? As we head into Spring cleaning mode, we still have a few months of school remaining. And I’m here to inspire you with a sweet little homework station I organized for a very special client. This is a go-getter mom who not only is the best mother to 2 absolutely adorable little girls, she also volunteers quite a bit at their school AND she’s the co-creator of a thoughtful holiday tradition that is sure to come across your radar very soon. See more about their tradition here!

With her busy schedule, this small area needed some TLC…

organized homework station by simply organized

It’s a small desk space located between her garage door access and the kitchen…

organized homework station by simply organized

With the girls now of homework age, she wanted to clean up the space and give them a peaceful, inspiring space to work in…

organized homework station by simply organized

It’s easy for a spot like this to become a dumping ground for any and everything. It’s located in the main walkthrough…

organized homework station by simply organized

There’s also a closet / pantry located directly behind this desk space…

organized homework station by simply organized

I wanted to organize this pantry as well since it could act as overflow storage for the desk area. Everything out, touched and sorted…

organized homework station by simply organized

organized homework station by simply organized

organized homework station by simply organized

organized homework station by simply organized

Once everything was clean, I got to work putting it all away. Mom wanted a space for the girls to hang homework and art they were proud of and these 2 boards from The Container Store worked perfectly. They are a pin board as well as magnetic. The cup stuck to the wall safely holds push-pins and I used 3 Command Hooks to hang 3 adorable little pails for small homework supplies…

organized homework station by simply organized

organized homework station by simply organized

organized homework station by simply organized

organized homework station by simply organized

The green hanging baskets were a good idea, but Mom was having trouble getting into them or knowing what was inside. I swapped out the baskets for these 2 Martha Stewart wall system pieces…

organized homework station by simply organized

organized homework station by simply organized

She had 2 additional black wall hooks that I installed for her creating a spot for both of the girls’ backpacks as well as Mom’s purse. Now when they walk into the house, bags are up off the floor…

organized homework station by simply organized

organized homework station by simply organized

The old clunky computer wasn’t being used anymore and was prepared for recycling. They now have a clean desktop to do homework or use their laptop…

organized homework station by simply organized

When I work with clients I do my best to re-use what they have. In this case, I used those green baskets in the pantry to contain Mom’s stationary and notecards. I used just a few new bins to store crafting and homework supplies she didn’t want the girls having total access to…

organized homework station by simply organized

organized homework station by simply organized

In just a couple hours from this…

organized homework station by simply organized

To this bright, cheery and open homework station…that’s very organized too!…

organized homework station by simply organized

It’s not too late to fine-tune and tweak that homework station you have going on. If you don’t have the space for a station like this, I’ve shared a free-standing version as well right here

Happy homework organizing, friends!

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  1. This before and after is amazing! The hanging buckets are so cute!

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