DIY Room Organization Hacks Perfect for the New School Year

Ah, back-to-school.

Something about the smell of newly-sharpened pencils and fresh notebooks makes us feel like we can take on the world. Get this school year off to a great start with these DIY room organization tips and you'll actually look forward to doing your homework on your clean desk!

Create a Charging Station Out of an Old Shoebox

Decorate the outside of an old shoebox with paint, stickers, or scrapbook paper. Once it's dry, put an outlet strip inside, and cut holes for the cords. No more lost chargers is a lifesaver, thanks to THIS DIY.

Pink shoebox charging station
(via Bob Vila)


Add a Magnetic Shelf

Pick up a metal sheet from a hardware store as your base. Decorate the edges with a frame, and voila! Add magnetic strips to anything and slap it on your board for instant organization. Head over HERE to see how it's done.

march calendar over desk


Jazz Up a Boring Organizer

Pick up a cheap plastic organizer from the dollar store and inject some personality! Spray paint the base your fave color and add scrapbook paper to line the drawers for an organizer you'll actually want to display on your desk. Find the tutorial HERE.

plastic desk organizer with labels
(via Mathtastrophe)


Create a Paint Chip Calendar

You know those paint color strips they have at hardware stores? Grab a couple the next time you're at Lowe's to create an adorable paint chip dry erase calendar. Find the full tutorial HERE.

paint chip september calendar
(via Lisa Loves John)


To stay extra organized this year, check out these THESE super cute planners to stay on top of your work!