How to Create a Totally Fun (and Organized) Homework Station

The nightly chore is about to be so much easier. 

Back to school is upon us, and with that comes the often-excruciating evening homework grind. Convincing kids they have to sit down and focus on math “number sentences” and writing exercises after a summer of free-spirited play can be like taming wild antelopes. But we have a solution: a totally fun (and organized) homework station. 

All it takes is a few engaging accoutrements for the kids (see unicorn tape dispenser and ice pop highlighters below, please) and some thoughtful planning implements for you (a pegboard and wall calendars) to keep everything and everyone on track. Throw in a desk and chair if you don’t have a dedicated space and, seriously, they might be asking their teachers why they can’t have more math to do at night!

Perch Magnetic Modular System Components

The Perch modular wall system takes clutter off the desktop and provides space for everything you want close at hand, from notebooks to rulers, to the family succulent. 


Platinum elfa Utility Board Office Solution

Larger and slightly more heavy duty is the elfa utility board. Made of steel and with a host of elfa add-ons available, it can withstand the rigors of homework drama. 


Wall Pops! Dry Erase Calendar and Cork Board Set

With this dry-erase monthly calendar, weekly planner, message and corkboard, no class presentation will be missed and no bake sale cupcakes will be made last minute!


Flash Tidy Acrylic Stacking Filing Tray

Give kids their own color-coded filing system with these uber-cool acrylic stacking trays. 


Copper Magnetic Desk Set

This copper desk set is the ideal catchall for paper clips, scissors and pends. The cups are magnetic with non-skid feet, so everything stays nicely in place. 


Pom Pom Paper Clips

Speaking of paper clips, who can resist them when they’re attached to fuzzy pom poms??


Sticky Note Set

 

 

This fun pack of sticky notes comes in different shapes and sizes and has all the right messaging for keeping kids motivated. 


3-Tier Metal Utility Cart

 

This metal utility cart is ideal for storage overflow — think art supplies, folders and stickers for a job well done! And that price point is fine, too.


Desk Buddies Mini Stapler

Because every desk needs a stapler buddy. Bonus points for googly eyes!


Magical Unicorn Tape + Dispenser

The unicorn tape dispenser will be sitting pretty on your desktop, and it comes equipped with three rolls of iridescent tape. 


Ice Pop Highlighters

Make your notes pop with this cute set of ice pop highlighters. 


Protractor and Compass Set

Take geometry up a notch with this Yoobi compass and protractor set. 


Keane Desk

The Keane desk from Urban Outfitters is ideal for small nooks. Hooks and trays attach to the desks side bars for keeping things organized. 


Vortex Chair

What is an organized homework center without a colorful chair, this one comes in a stimulating range of hues for peak mental acuity. 

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