It’s back-to-school time and I really want to make everything as easy as possible right now. One way I can make things easier for everyone is to keep things organized. The more things are organized, the more smoothly our life runs, especially when it comes to getting through the afternoons and evenings after school. With my husband and I both working from home and two middle school students needing to do homework daily, a desk organizer is great for keeping things neat and where they are supposed to be. A DIY Desktop Organizer can be used on a shared desk or make one for each desk or work area in the house.
DIY Desktop Organizer for Kids
- old boxes – I used 2 empty parchment paper boxes. Foil and plastic wrap boxes would be great too.
- colorful tape – different widths and patterns make it more fun
Begin by cutting the top flap of your first box off. This part will become the base of your desk organizer. Also remove the metal blade that cuts the paper, foil, or plastic wrap.
Cover the box with a wide, colorful tape taking care to smooth out any wrinkles as you go.
Continue applying tape to the box until the outside is completely covered. I added two rows of a contrasting pattern tape in a smaller width to give more interest.
After the main box is covered begin cutting the 2nd box and the tube that held the paper to create smaller boxes and compartments that will fit in the bigger main box. Cover these with the same colorful tapes in different widths, colors, and patterns.
The smaller compartments are perfect for keeping pens, pencils, markers, paper clips, and other desk supplies separated. The small boxes can easily be lifted out when using it’s contents. With a place for everything it’s easy to keep a neat and organized desk which means homework time and work time can be easier too!