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There are few things in life that can get as hectic as an early September morning — and parents of young kids, especially, know exactly what I’m talking about. While the dew drops settle peacefully on the leaves outside your doorstep, there’s a whirlwind of loose papers, bookbags, half-packed lunches and single shoes curiously missing their matching half on the other side of your front door. But, what if I told you this wild dichotomy could be prevented (or, at the very least, eased) this back-to-school season?
It’s true! With a few key organizational items — okay, and a little discipline on your kids’ part — weekday mornings can go a lot smoother. Even better, you can find everything you need to make the transition from summer daze to school days that much easier at Walmart.
Weekday Mornings Made Easy With Walmart
Your go-to shop for all your fall essentials, Walmart is chock-full of the low-priced, brand-name items you need to get your home (and your kids) organized for a stress-free school year. Not only are Walmart’s prices already fair and affordable across the board, the retailer also offers hundreds of weekly Flash Pick sales that can save you up to 65% off best-selling items.
Best of all, Walmart makes it easy to get what you need when you need it. You can order online from anywhere (while waiting in the pickup line at your kid’s school, for example) and then you can hop over to your local Walmart to pick up your order in-store. It’s perfect for those days when a last-minute project or bake sale completely slips your kid’s mind and you need to swoop in like a superhero to save the day — fast!
So without further ado, we’ve rounded up some of the best items that are sure to come in clutch and keep your family organized this back-to-school season.
6 Walmart Finds to Keep You Organized on School Mornings
Better Homes & Gardens Crossmill Hall Tree Storage Bench
If leaving the house on time on a school day feels like an absolute pipe dream, it might help to keep everyone’s stuff wrangled in one spot right by the door. (And it’s even better when that storage solution looks incredibly stylish, too.) Rather than run around looking for that missing backpack two minutes before you’re supposed to leave, this gorgeous storage bench provides five double hooks for hanging coats and bags — and two cubbies for shoes or other essentials. Plus, the little bench seat provides the perfect place to sit while slipping shoes on or off.
Novashion 3-Tier Shoe Rack Storage
If you have lots of little feet running around the house (or just an extensive footwear collection of your own), this simple storage solution will keep everyone’s shoes neatly corralled in one spot. The multi-tiered shoe rack would fit perfectly in an entryway nook or inside a closet to avoid a messy heap of random, unmatched shoes from forming near your front door. Best of all, each shelf is height-adjustable to ensure the perfect fit for every pair.
The Home Edit Large Drawer
This simple, yet so necessary, plastic storage drawer from the home organizing pros at “The Home Edit” lets you stash virtually anything, from school supplies to after-school snacks. The drawer stacks flawlessly, so you can add as many as you need, whether you put them in a closet, a cabinet or even leave them out in the open so kids can easily find their school essentials as needed. And, if you have multiple kids, you can label a few drawers with each child’s name, so their stuff is always within grabbing distance as you rush out the door in the morning.
Price: $16.97 each
Ayabay Large Capacity Colored Canvas Storage Pouch
If the bottom of your child’s backpack tends to become a graveyard of pens, pencils and other small school supplies, these convenient storage pouches could be the perfect solution for wrangling it all together. They provide ample space for neatly storing writing utensils, and offer zippered compartments to keep other supplies within easy reach. Best of all, they’re made with high-quality fabric to withstand at least a whole school year’s worth of getting tossed around and stuffed into your kid’s backpack as needed.
Price: $14.49 for a pack of two
Your Zone Medium Open-Side 3 Drawer Cart
This stylish, little 3-drawer cart provides ample space for your little one to house everything they need for school. You can keep it near the front door and load it up with shoes, books and extracurricular essentials — like sports equipment — that might be needed on any given day. The best part is that the transparent drawers make it easy to see what’s inside (i.e., you’ll be able to tell whether or not someone has forgotten something with just a simple glance).
Justice Girls Backpack, Lunch Tote and Pencil Case
Hectic weekday mornings are made that much easier when bags are packed and ready to go from the night before. And when those bags look this fun and flashy, it makes it super easy for kids to remember to get that chore done! Covered in iridescent sequins that shine in candy-colored hues of blue, pink and green, the set includes one backpack, one lunch tote and one detachable silver pouch for stashing small supplies. Not only does it all look super cute, but the padded handles and straps make everything comfortable for school-aged fashionistas to carry.
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