20 Creative School Bag Storage Ideas and 5 Online Stores for Kids School Backpacks

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20 Creative School Bag Storage Ideas and 5 Online Stores for Kids School Backpacks

In search of creative school bag storage ideas?

Effectively storing and organising your child’s school supplies and backpack will streamline your mornings and free up a few minutes so hopefully you won’t be late. One of the things most mums suck at is remembering everything and this helps a lot.

If you’re like me who suck at remembering everything – well, every single mum I know forgets a lot of thing because we think of a lot of things all at once! (Ever heard of mental load? Read about it here.)

Explore these creative school bag storage ideas and as a bonus, we threw in suggestions on where to buy new backpacks.

Read on!

Here are some of the coolest school bag storage ideas we found on the internet

1. You can make use of chalkboards so you can write greetings for your kids too!

Establish after school expectations. I think most kids need a little "down time" afterschool but there are a few things that I expect when the kids first come home from school: backpacks emptied {including lunches and putting their planner/notices on the counter for me to read}, shoes and coat put away, and backpacks hung up in their designated spot. We do not have any screen time {video games or television} until after homework is completed.
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2. You can have your own storage area too with this DIY kids’ lockers.

DIY Storage Lockers for Kids -- No Mudroom? No problem! {} Organize your morning routine with this great storage solution!
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3. You can also put their bags along with their cute pictures, too!

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4. Sticks put across the lockers can keep everything in place and to avoid your kids’ stuff from being toppled down.

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5. A simple customised file organiser with your kids’ initials is a neat way to organise your kids’ things.

6. You can also use some corkboard with their initials on it and huge clips for your reminders.

7. Make it also look homey and light like this.

8. Use different colours on your storage area for each of your kids.

9. An awesome organisation idea and space-saving trick!

10. One of the best things to keep things organised is by using baskets!

11. A designated corner for your children’s school bag and other stuff is a great idea.

Hanging their artwork adds life to that corner, too!

12. Cloth organisers are so unique, you’d want to make one.

13. You can also hang jackets and coats beside your school bags..

14. You can also pick a six-layer storage cabinet where you can place everything your child needs in a week.

15. Or pick an empty wall to hang it.

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16. Storage boxes and folders in different colours make one lovely storage area.

17. You can also place a mirror where your kids can see how they look before going to school.

18. With just a few hooks and baskets, your kids’ storage area can be super adorable like this!

19. Make it fun by using bright and vibrant colours.

20. Kids can keep their shoes in one place too with this idea.

If you’re in the market for a new backpack for your child or teen, you’re definitely not alone. In fact, backpacks are one of the most popular items that kids need during the school year. And with so many different stores selling them, it can be tough to know where to start looking.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top five online stores for kids’ backpacks. We’ll tell you a little bit about each store, as well as what sorts of backpacks they sell. So whether your child is in need of a sports-themed backpack or something more traditional, we have you covered!

1. Strandbags

Strandbags is your go-to destination for stylish and practical kids school backpacks and wallets. They’ve been helping Aussies get where they’re going since 1927, and we know a thing or two about packing for an adventure – even for school!

Whether your little one is starting school for the first time or moving up to high school, they’ve got the perfect backpack to help them make the most of their studies. And because they know that every kid is different, we offer a range of designer and own-brand styles to suit every taste and need.

These kids school backpacks are super tough and built to last, with plenty of handy features like compartments for books and laptops, water bottles, etc.

  • Bags available for: Kids (G + B)
  • Bags price range: $34.99 to $115

2. Biome

If you’re looking for a backpack that’s both stylish and sustainable, Biome is the perfect brand for you! All of their products are 100% cruelty-free, palm oil-free, and free from synthetic preservatives, petrochemicals, and fragrances. Their kids school backpacks are made from heavy-duty 14 oz GOTS certified organic cotton and feature a simplified silhouette, a single front pocket, a hanging inside pocket, and YKK lead-free antique finish metal zippers.

These packs are suitable for school, work, outside activities, and more. Plus, they’re available in a range of colours so you can find the perfect one to match your child’s personality!

  • Bags available for: Kids and Teens (G + B)
  • Bags price range: $52.95 to $169.95

3. OZSale

If you’re looking for a stylish and convenient backpack that will make your life easier, then you need a Check out Ozsale! They have a huge selection of backpacks for kids, teens even adults!

Whether you are looking for a chic and stylish backpack or a more minimalist design, they have the perfect bag for you. And because we know that being cool for school is important, they make sure that their backpacks are always on-trend.

  • Bags available for: Kids and teens
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4. The Somewhere Co.

Designed with the mini adventurer in mind, these stylish, fun, and practical bags from The Somewhere Co are the perfect companion for school or any adventure. They feature plenty of pockets, including a padded laptop pocket inside.

Not only do these bags provide practicality for kids on the go, but they also contribute to sustainability with their recycled materials. Invest in these versatile and eco-conscious bags for your little ones’ adventures today.

5. Cath Kidson

Cath Kidston offers a charming selection of backpacks ideally suited for high school students. Known for their distinctive and stylish designs, Cath Kidston backpacks seamlessly blend functionality with fashion. These backpacks typically feature multiple compartments and practical organizational elements, providing ample space for textbooks, stationery, and other essentials.

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6. Herschel

Herschel backpacks stand out as a stylish and practical choice for high school students. Renowned for their contemporary designs and meticulous craftsmanship, their backpacks effortlessly balance functionality with fashion. Featuring multiple compartments and dedicated pockets for laptops and other essentials, and with its diverse range of sizes, colours, and patterns, Herschel offers a versatile selection to suit the varied tastes and preferences of high school kids.

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7. Bright Star Kids

The exclusive Backpacks and Lunch Bags combo is available for a limited time only. Premium backpacks (but they also have drink bottles and lunch boxes to match – cute!).

Choose from timeless black, sleek dark blue, or pretty pink and personalise these essentials with your child’s name.

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  • Backpack Main Body – 28cm wide x 37.5cm high x 15cm deep (11″ x 14.7″ x 5.9″)
  • Backpack Front Pocket – 20cm wide x 20cm high x 4cm deep (7.9″ x 7.9″ x 1.6″)
  • Lunch Bag – 19cm wide x 23cm high x 8cm deep (7.4″ x 9″ x 3.1″).

8. Loungefly Bags

Loungefly features collaborations with Disney and Marvel. The brand’s backpacks are not only fashionable but also functional and they mostly offer mini backpacks that are compact yet stylish.

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9. Beakey Backpacks

I found some cute backpacks at OZSALE and I realised that its the brand Beackey. The backpacks are lovely – some plush toys and also car shape ones. They even have sequined unicorn ones!

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10. Adidas

Everyone knows about Adidas! They are sturdy and this one comes in a rich blue colour. If you zoom in the fabric, I think (but you should double check) it’s waterproof or have some kind of protection for when it rains.

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Why Go For School Bag Storage Ideas and Hacks?

While taking your children shopping for back-to-school supplies might be a lot of fun, it’s not the only thing you need to anticipate. As a parent, you must make lunches for your fussy eater, find out how to handle the infinite quantities of paperwork that come your way throughout the school year, and come up with creative solutions to expedite your daily routine.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of the minor things, the easiest approach to deal with them is to be proactive by using clever organising hacks.

So, to make organising your kids’ school stuff one less worry, designating an area at home where all your kids’ school needs go to one place (which is usually by the door), is a great way to ensure all the things needed at school are ready and all the kids need to do is pick it up and go.

But your school bag storage areas don’t have to be messy, you can get some ideas here to make it as organised and as pretty as they should be.

What to carry on a school day

A productive day of learning requires having the right school supplies and tools. Whether going to school in person or remotely, here is a list of essential items that every student should have on hand for a successful school day.

Backpack: A backpack is an essential item for any student, as it provides storage for books, notebooks, and other necessary materials. Look for backpacks with plenty of pockets and compartments to keep all items organized and secure throughout the day.

Notebooks: A variety of notebooks are needed for different courses and projects. Get various sizes, colors, and types based on individual needs. For example, a student taking notes in art class will require sketchbooks with thicker paper than what’s needed in math class.

Pens and pencils: Having multiple pens and pencils ensures there’s always one when needed during a lesson. Choose pens and pencils with grips to make writing more comfortable over long periods of time. Keep at least two colored pencils or markers handy for highlighting important points in lectures or coloring diagrams in science class.

Books and textbooks: Students should bring the necessary books to each class depending on the course syllabus provided by the teacher or professor at the beginning of the semester or term. That way, students can easily access their textbooks if they want to review material during free time outside of class hours, like during lunch breaks or after-school activities.

Sharpeners and erasers: Keeping sharpeners and erasers close by makes studying more efficient by ensuring students don’t waste time searching through their bags when they need to erase mistakes or sharpen dull pencils while taking notes in lessons or exams. Opt for carrying electric-powered ones that can be used with multiple types of writing utensils instead of traditional manual ones if possible – this helps save time between classes!

Colored supplies: To make studying more enjoyable and engaging, invest in brightly colored paper clips, binder clips, folders, dividers – basically anything colorful to organize materials and notes from different classes into neat piles without wasting time trying to find documents amongst plain white sheets! Using colored markers can also help highlight certain texts when skimming through textbooks quickly before an exam or quiz!

Scissors: Scissors are important when it comes to completing assignments accurately within a specific deadline – whether it’s cutting out pictures from magazines or trimming excess paper off posted flyers around campus! Choose lightweight scissors as this makes them easier to carry around all day compared to heavier scissors that take longer to cut materials effectively!

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Tape and safety dispenser: These two items come in very handy when putting together presentations! Using tape allows teachers to stick posters onto walls securely while glue helps attach smaller objects like glitter pieces onto boards quickly – both helping bring projects alive easier than ever before! Investing in tape dispensers also helps avoid potential messes caused by overusing adhesive products on surfaces – this way spills can be eliminated as soon as possible rather than having them linger around classrooms days after projects have been completed!

Glue sticks and liquid glue: Most schools prefer using non-toxic liquid glue due to its strong hold that keeps papers attached firmly together – which is a great help when making models out of recycled materials or creating scrapbook pages filled with memories from field trips! However liquid glues tend to dry up faster than glue sticks – so keeping both on hand gives students extra options depending on their individual needs during projects!

Snacks and water bottles: Last but not least – don’t forget snacks and water bottles no matter how busy classes get during the day! Carrying snacks like trail mix cereal bars keeps energy levels high during long lectures while staying hydrated throughout the day helps maximize concentration levels and prevent fatigue during those late-night study sessions right before midterms arrive!

By investing in these must-have supplies before heading off each morning (or logging into Zoom!), students are sure to be prepared whatever their daily lessons may bring; setting them up for success all year long no matter where they study from – now that sounds like a productive plan we can all get behind!

So, which of these is your favourite school bag storage idea?

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Jody Allen is the founder of Stay at Home Mum. Jody is a five-time published author with Penguin Random House and is the current Suzuki Queensland Amb...Read Moreassador. Read Less

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