Determined to stay organized and on track? Kick off the school year with these five smart items. 

By Tamara Kraus
August 23, 2017
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Encourage your aspiring architect to clean up on her own with these colorful and fun storage bricks. Putting away this stack-and-store set feels less like a chore and more like a game—so you'll never have to tell her to tidy up (well, at least not as frequently). To buy: $50; bedbathandbeyond.com.
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Morgan Medium Desk and Hutch

This small-scale desk is just the right fit for a little one starting school, but it will also grow up alongside them. As the years go by, you can add on an optional hutch for extra storage. Available in five colors.

To buy: From $129; potterybarnkids.com.

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Good Read Book Caddy

Keep your kids’ go-to bedtime stories at the ready with this compact storage piece. You can even use it to stow toys, games, and knick-knacks for an extra-tidy (and charming) storage solution. 

To buy: $159; landofnod.com.

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Lego 4-Piece Storage Brick Set

Encourage your aspiring architect to clean up on her own with these colorful and fun storage bricks. Putting away this stack-and-store set feels less like a chore and more like a game—so you'll never have to tell her to tidy up (well, at least not as frequently).

To buy: $50; bedbathandbeyond.com.

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Gold Metallic Locker Starter Kit

Nothing will light up your tween’s face more than the ultimate locker kit to dress up her storage space at school. With metallic wallpaper designed just for lockers, photo frames, makeup storage, an eraser board, and even a S’well water bottle for gym class, she’ll be ready to rule the school year.

To buy: $133; containerstore.com.

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Kid’s Responsibility Board

This isn’t just a run-of-the-mill chore chart. This all-in-one life organizer features a dry-erase board to list weekly responsibilities, pouches to divvy up money, and chore sticks to make tackling those household tasks a little more fun. 

To buy: $55; uncommongoods.com.