diy backpack organizer

 Let’s face it…we all long for some type of structure and/or organization.  Some people buy calendars and post-it notes.  Others sync their computers to their phones and set auto reminders. Regardless of how you strive for organization…make sure it is something that will work for you and your family. Enter the Organization Backpack Station!

This organization DIY backpack station is perfect for school organization! Organizing Idea that's attractive and functional with easy step by step tutorial!

For me…it is having a command station…a system so to speak that everyone in my family understands so we always know what is going on…even if we don’t actually speak to each other.   (Btw…with 3 teenagers, full-time sports, 2 companies, a filming schedule and a blog, sometimes my husband and I are like 2 ships passing in the night. lol.  I’m sure at least some of you can relate)

Last week, I shared the first piece of our 4 week Back to School “Clear the Clutter” project series: the DIY Key and Mail Organizational System. If you missed it…make sure you check it out!

This week I am showing you how to make your own DIY Organizing station for backpacks (and lunchboxes if needed).

We’ve all been there. The kids get home…they throw their backpacks, coats, books and shoes on the ground wherever they land right?!? The way to get rid of the chaos at the front {or garage} door is to provide an organized area for their belongings.

This organization DIY backpack station is perfect for school organization! Organizing Idea that's attractive and functional with easy step by step tutorial!

This DIY Backpack Station is the second piece of our 4 week Back to School “Clear the Clutter” project. You can use one as a stand alone piece or all of them as a complete wall organizer.

This organizing backpack station is perfect for all of the papers that come home from school. Attractive and functional with easy step by step instructions!

Backpack Station Supplies:

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Backpack Station Cut List:

  • 2’ x 4’  ¾” Purebond Stain-grade Maple Plywood
  • 1” x 3” Maple Trim boards cut to the following sizes:
    • (2) boards at 48″
    • (3) boards at 19″

This organizing backpack station is perfect for all of the papers that come home from school. Attractive and functional with easy step by step instructions!

Backpack Station Instructions:

1)  Cut your trim pieces using the cut list above.  (Diva Tip:  You can have Home Depot cut all of these trim boards for you!)

This organizing backpack station is perfect for all of the papers that come home from school. Attractive and functional with easy step by step instructions!

3)  Stain all pieces using the Minwax Espresso stain.  Let dry according to manufacturer’s instructions and then clear coat with a fast-dry polyurethane.

This organizing backpack station is perfect for all of the papers that come home from school. Attractive and functional with easy step by step instructions!

4)  Once the trim pieces have completely dried,  it’s time to attach the trim boards to the 2×4 sheet stained plywood.   Lay out your trim pieces and using your air-nailer, attach the boards.

 

This organizing backpack station is perfect for all of the papers that come home from school. Attractive and functional with easy step by step instructions!

5)  Pre-drill the holes for the wall pockets & where you want the knobs that will hold your backpacks and/or lunch boxes.

 6)  Hang the wall pockets and attach the knobs in the pre-drilled holes.

My boys will be responsible for putting all the paperwork that comes home in the wall pockets. That way I can read it and keep what I need to keep, fill out what needs to be filled out and toss what needs to be tossed.

This organization DIY backpack station is perfect for school organization! Organizing Idea that's attractive and functional with easy step by step tutorial!

 

I also love the idea of them using the second knob for their lunch box.  When they want to take their lunch, they need to hang the lunch box on the knob the night before.  Otherwise…it’s school lunch!

The great thing about this project is that it can be customized to fit your families needs.

Each and everyone of you inspire me and I LOVE to see the work that you’ve created. Feel free to share with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. And as always, be sure to follow Diva Of DIY on Pinterest and sign up for our FREE Newsletter to receive the latest projects delivered straight to your inbox!



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