40 Plus School Bag Storage Ideas

Get organised and prepared for busy school mornings with these 40 plus clever, creative and clutter-free school bag storage ideas.

When my kids started kindy I kept the kid’s school bags in the pantry, as they really didn’t need them while at home as all we packed in them was their lunch. It was unnecessary to have them cluttering up their bedroom, but before long their bags were cluttering up my pantry! They were on the floor being kicked around when I was looking for something, and it was then I realised I needed a better solution for storing school bags.

In our old home we created a ‘school bag nook’ in the hallway leading to our garage.  It was the perfect place as nobody ever entered the hallway except the family. I wanted to keep the bags off the ground to make it easier when cleaning. Initially I started with wooden hooks on the wall, which were fine for kindy school bags as they were rather light.

school bag nook beforeHowever, when the kids started school the hooks began to fall off the wall as their bags were heavier. I loved the concept we had so I adapted it to make it sturdier. You can read how I made it here. We have since moved from this house, but this was one sturdy bag rack that functioned really well.

School Bag Nook

Having a dedicated space for the kid’s school bags will help keep their bedrooms tidy and give the kids no excuse to leave their school bag on the floor around the kitchen. I also liked to provide my kids with a visual guide for what they needed to pack each day, which helped take another job off my plate. I now have these Personalised Weekly Have You Packed Charts in my online shop which you can pop up in your school bag storage area as a helpful visual aid for you child.

More School Bag Storage Ideas

To inspire the creation of your own school bag storage area at home, I have shared with you some school station areas that I think are pretty fabulous, and which will hopefully inspire you to create your own school bag storage nook – enjoy!

I love the how the use of the magazine file holders for school paper and homework with this clever Ikea hack.

Ikea Hack School Bag StorageImage source: Rudy and the Dodo Instagram

school bag storage ideas for homes

Image source: The Mombot

This is a homework area and school bag storage area that I created for a reader a few years ago, read more here.

The Organised Housewife Homework Nook

This is a great solution for a small space!

school bag storage for a small spaceImage Source: A House Full of Sunshine

Nothing like an inspirational message to start the kids school day off on the right foot!

positive and happy school storage space at home

Image source: Chantonner.com.co

School Bag Storage systems doesn’t need to be expensive. These Kmart Storage Units look fantastic!

Kmart school bag storageKmart school bag storage solutionImage Sources: Kmart Home Decor & Hacks Australia Facebook Group

Two more clever ideas for school bag storage using Kmart items.

Kmart hack school bag storageKmart Hack school bag storageImage Sources: Kmart Home Decor & Hacks Australia Facebook Group

bright clean school bag nook for kids

Image source: Guehne-Made

This is a clever Ikea hack of Billy bookcases to create a school bag storage station in the garage. I love how there is space for items like helmets and rollerblades.

Ikea Hack launchpad stationImage source: Jessica Welling Interiors

This clever utility area has lots of compartments for school bits and bobs.

how to organise school station at home

Image source: Better Homes and Gardens

unique and clever storage idea for school bags

Image source: Home Bunch

gorgeous named school storage space

Image source: Home Depot

Beautiful home storage space for bags and lunch boxes

Image source: Kids Eat By Shanai

school bag storage cupboard

Image source: It’s The Little Things That Make A Home

home organisation storage for school items

Image source: Journal Nathalia Storage

storage space for school kids at home

Image source: Keeping It Simple Crafts

school bag storage shelves

Image source: New Idea Food

back to school storage space for school items

Image source: Rachael Hallett

school bag storage space

Image source: Riverview Redo

bright and colourful school bag storage space

Image source: Staples

school locker space at home for school bags

Image source: Stuff Masters

school clothes uniforms and bags storage space

Image source: Talk Nerdy To Me Blog

The Organised Housewife school bag space

I’ve seen inexpensive bookcases like these at Big W or The Reject Shop, and they make the perfect cubby holes to hold shoes, bags etc. See how I made this budget friendly school organisation station here.

school bag storage ideas for home

Image source: Renee C.

school bag hooks

Image source: 5 Little Reasons

school artwork and bags storage idea

Image source: Toddler Approved

organise school items easily

Image source: 99 Home Ideas

back to school bag storage idea

Image source: bebe a la mode designs

clever school bag storage organised

Image source: From Overwhelmed to Organized

school bag organised hook and station for home

Image source: Get on with it already

A black board in the school bag are could be put to many uses!

school bag storage organised

Image source: Home is Right

Love this great use of photos to identify which school bag hook belongs to which child.

school bag storage organised

Image source: Little Daisy May

Shelves above hooks seem to be a very popular choice as they provide a great space for additional storage.

home organisation station for parents and school kids

Image source: Young House Love

Love the framed kid’s artworks above this coat rack! What a gorgeous way to add colour to the space.

colourful and creative school bag hooks

Image source: Emily A Clark

Clever built in school bag storage in garageImage source: Crazy Wonderful

School bag and homework nook at home

Image source: Emily Ritchie

space saving storage ideas for school bags

Image source: Kevin and Amanda

school nook for bags and uniform

Image source: Better Homes and Gardens

under stairs school storage space saving space

Image source: Martha Stewart

jacket and bag baskets for school at home

Image source: Ebom Lifestyle

space savings ideas for school items

Image source: Better Homes and Gardens

entryway storage hooks for school items

Image source: Jenna Sue Design

Tidy Command Area  |  Martha Stewart

school nook space saver

Image source: Martha Stewart

school bag storage organised

Image source: Junk in the Trunk


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Stacey-Lee January 13, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Thanks for sharing my command centre/launch pad. Lots of great options in this post 🙂

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 14, 2015 - 3:57 PM

You are very welcome Stacey-Lee, worth sharing!

Rebekah January 15, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Thanks for featuring our entryway. I love the roundup of all the fabulous organizational ideas! 🙂

Galliot January 15, 2015 - 4:36 PM

Great top 25, http://ow.ly/HlCDH for soem other great kids things

Hilda @ From Overwhelmed To Organized February 27, 2015 - 6:37 AM

Thanks for including my command centre and backpack bins! I love all the ideas in this post!

Melissa July 5, 2015 - 4:39 AM

Where can I get those metal paper storage bins?

theresa August 19, 2015 - 4:10 AM

please tell me where i can get any of the paper holders. dont really know what they are called, but they hang on the wall.

Kate - Kat's Assistant August 20, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Hi Theresa, do you mean the 3M hanging hooks? They can be purchased from any large retail shop.

Amanda January 24, 2017 - 10:51 AM

Can you tell me please where the three knob looking hooks (above them are pictures and a family sign) can be found? Thank you!

VANESSA ANN Merriman January 30, 2017 - 9:34 PM

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Kristar Solution August 27, 2018 - 10:21 PM

Hey, Nice ideas for school storage… I think Hanging bags are the great idea with that you can adjust so many storages… Thanks for sharing!

Estelle January 19, 2020 - 10:29 PM

Wow. I can’t believe some kids get to grow up in such organised households. I didn’t! I like the concept of Rachael Hallett’s command centre, with the calendar and planners right there. I’m saving it for inspo.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 21, 2020 - 9:48 AM

It’s pretty inspiring isn’t it Estelle?! I love having a school bag storage area for my kids – makes school mornings so much less stressful! 🙂

Jenny Jenkins October 22, 2020 - 3:47 AM

Thank you for this post. I found it very helpful! I will highly recommend this blog to others. I can’t wait for more content. I’ll check back later for more!!!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 29, 2020 - 1:40 PM

Jenny I am happy to hear that you found this blog on school bag storage ideas helpful – thank you for sharing your feedback x

Adelina Lucero July 30, 2021 - 2:41 AM

Wow , Nice ideas for school storage . thanks for sharing.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 2, 2021 - 9:02 AM

You are very welcome Adelina!

David Parker January 25, 2022 - 3:29 AM

That’s amazing. It’s incredible how some kids get to grow up in such structured environments. Unfortunately, I didn’t have that opportunity. Having the calendar and planners right there in Rachael Hallett’s command center appeals to me. This will be my inspiration board.

David Parker February 15, 2022 - 7:47 PM

I’m amazed. My mind is blown by the fact that some children grow up in such organized households. That wasn’t the case for me! Having the calendar and planners right there in Rachael Hallett’s command center is a great idea. It’s a great source of inspiration.


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