Guest Picks: Smart Finds for Homework Areas
Get a study space in shape for back-to-school time with pencils, lighting, a desk and other schoolwork essentials
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With the kids heading back to school in a few weeks, I'm starting to clean up the summer clutter and get their workspaces ready for the homework they'll soon be bringing home. Here are some of my favorite products for fun and functional study spaces — most would be great for grown-ups too! — Elaina from Fun Finds for Mom
These gooseneck task lamps let little scholars shine the light right where they need it. I love the color choices too.
I'm in love with these stools. The only problem would be deciding which color to get.
I'm a big fan of this desk from Ikea. I'm working at mine right now!
Homework usually involves a lot of reading. These giant floor cushions are perfect for curling up with a book. Plus, they're custom made, so you can pick your size and colors.
Keep art products corralled in a little caddy like this one. Do you see the carved bird design on each end?
I love my electric pencil sharpener, but there's also something to be said for cranking the old-school way to sharpen up all those Ticonderogas for the new school year.
I love this little bloom of a bulletin board for pinning up notes and reminders.
If I had the space, I'd cover a wall with this National Geographic world map mural. For now, a paper world map tacked up next to the desk does the trick.
After trying boxes, baskets and bins, I've finally found that shallow drawers are the easiest way to store (and find) homework and craft supplies.
Land of Nod has a slew of great desk lamps for kids. This blue and cork lamp is my favorite.
Six compartments of neatly organized supplies are just a spin away!
Every desk needs a set of Muji colored pencils and notepads. I filled half a suitcase with them coming back from my last visit with my sister in Japan. Then I gave them as gifts throughout the year.
Stash books in these pretty fabric chevron bins.
This is a "Have a nice day" face stamp and stapler in one — genius. Now, if only the staple were smiling.
Don't forget a place to stash the trash. I've been very into wire baskets lately.
Put notebooks and extra paper within reach in these magazine holders.
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