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It’s that time of year again for us, back to school, which means 10x more events, scheduling, planning and organization required on my end. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again. I am NOT the world’s most organized person (not even close) but I’ve learned that in order to maintain some sort of sanity during the school year, some organization is critical!

Martha Stewart Home Office™ with Avery™ sent me some items to try out and see if they’d help me get a little more organized so I got right to work. I LOVE great looking organizational supplies even if I’m not the most organized.

The center of my life right now is my planner so I was really excited about all the options with the Discbound notebook and accessories. The best part is being able to pick and choose what goes into the notebook and it’s easy to take things in and out.

I love the month in review, all the notebook paper, and the little task pad you can stick in anywhere you want! Versatility is big for me and that’s what I love the most about this planner!

I’ve shared my office before but I added in this magazine file with the vertical file folders. I LOVE the vertical file folders! I’ve never used them before but it’s SO much easier to pull out what you need with the files this way. They are sealed on one side too so your papers don’t come falling out when you pull out the folder you need.

Chalkboard is still very much on trend and I love these chalkboard decals. I stuck one to the garage door (the last door we exit when leaving for school) as a reminder for the boys.

I also had these smaller labels that worked PERFECTLY in my kitchen. With myself and 1 kiddo being gluten free we have lots of labeling needs.

Chalk label tip – use a pencil sharpener (the larger part) to sharpen your chalk for a thinner point – perfect for marking labels.

I added a message board to our backpack organization wall for smaller papers that get lost in backpacks or the wall file.

And for all those things that get forever lost in the lost and found I used these no-iron clothing labels to label hoodies, lunchboxes and all those things that can get lost at school. You can even put them through the wash and they’ll stay on.

One other thing we added was a storage box for extra chargers and other electronic pieces that regularly go missing. This little table sits right at the entryway of the house and is available for the boys’ electronics or guests who might need to use one! (I love these boxes for school papers too!)

That’s a LOT of organizing for someone who isn’t very organized! Now it’s your turn!

In case you’re already shopping Staples has some deals going on now or very soon!


  • Week of August 25 – 50% off Spiral Notebooks and 40% off File Folders & Accordion Files (in store temporary price reduction)
  • Week of September 1 – 40% off all Message Boards & Decals (online weekly ad)



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Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

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