These 6 Must-Have Back to School Items Will Keep the Whole Family Way More Organized

Scrabble tiles that spell Back to School
A calendar set and other organizational tools from Pottery Barn photo

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The Kitchen System

You can finally say goodbye to cluttered calendars and misplacing your keys thanks to this kitchen system from Pottery Barn. Created to keep your family organized during the busiest times of the year, this hanging wall assistant is just what you need to stay on top of everyone's busy schedules. This six-piece set includes two cork boards that are perfect for pinning school photos, a letter bin for permission slips or important mail, along with an office organizer, chalkboard, and calendar white board. And if you don't need everything that comes with this kit, you can build your own.

Buy It! $399; potterybarn.com

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Dividing containers for school lunches photo

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Sandwich and Snack Containers

These sandwich and snack containers are here to save the day when it comes to packing school lunches. You can finally clear out all the mismatched food storage containers and switch to this functional, multi-use set instead. Not only is the double-latch design leak proof, but it also features built-in vents that help prevent splatter while your food is in the microwave. This versatile 10-piece set comes complete with one large and two small containers, a divider, side tray, two small half trays, and lids. You can now store all of your food — even dipping sauces — in one compact container without everything mixing together

Buy It! $15; target.com

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Metal wall organizers photo

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Pocket File Organization

Not only will these wall organizers add a farmhouse-inspired look to your home, but they're also a functional piece that can be useful for the entire family. This two-pocket wall organizer is ideal for mail, important forms, your kids' to-do lists, completed homework, and more. Plus, it features label panels so everything has its own place.

Buy It! $35; houzz.com

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Revolving snack holder with two shelves photo

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Two-Tier Lazy Susan

This is the ultimate grab-and-go snack organizer every parent needs in their home. No more digging through the pantry to find your kids' favorite snacks while trying to rush out the door. Instead, use this two-tier lazy Susan to help keep everything in one place and it might make your busy mornings a little bit easier. Its 360-degree design also features rubber gripping at the bottom to prevent sliding, making it a kid-friendly tool, too.

Buy It! $30; amazon.com

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G alphabet letter hook for entryway photo

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Alphabet Hook

Perfect for the entryway, these personalized alphabet hooks will help keep coats and backpacks from cluttering the floor. The durable iron hooks feature a beautiful bronze finish and come with everything you'll need to hang them, so you can start using them right away. Looking to add more organization throughout your home? Place this stylish piece of decor to the kids' bathroom, bedroom, or even your laundry room. We recommend using them to spell out a word or phrase for a pop of personality.

Buy It! $30 each; potterybarn.com

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Storage bench for the front entryway photo

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Storage Bench

Pair this storage bench with the alphabet hooks mentioned above and the stylish duo will change the way your family stays organized. Its compact design won't take up a ton of space and is ideal for storing practically anything from shoes to backpacks. Not only is this piece functional, but will be a great addition to your entryway that makes the space more inviting thanks to its wood espresso finish and beige cushion.

Buy It! $94 (usually $130); pier1.com

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