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Guest Groups: Smart Finds for Homework Places

Together with the kids heading back to school in a few weeks, I am starting to clean up the summer clutter and get their workspaces ready for the homework they will soon be bringing home. Below are a few of my favourite products for entertaining and functional study spaces — many are ideal for grown-ups too! — Elaina from Fun Finds for Mom

Pottery Barn Kids

Strong Task Lighting – $39

These gooseneck task lamps allow small scholars shine the light right where they want it. I really like the color choices also.


Tolix Stool – EUR 229.99

I am in love with those stools. The only issue is deciding which color to get.


Vika Amon/Vika Adils Table, White/Black – $19.99

I am a huge fan of the desk from Ikea. I am working at mine!


Large Whimsical Floor Cushion by Big Bird’s Boutique – GBP 160

Homework usually involves a great deal of reading. These large floor cushions are fantastic for curling up with a book. Additionally, they’re custom made, so you can pick your size and colors.

Magic Cabin

Sturdy Wooden Crayon Caddy With 8 Compartments – $19.98

Keep artwork products corralled at a tiny caddy similar to this one. Can you see the carved bird design on each end?


Table-Mount/Wall-Mount Manual Pencil Sharpener, Black – $25.65

I really like 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 season.

See Jane Work

Flower Cork Board – $20

I love this tiny blossom of a bulletin board for pinning up notes and reminders.

Ultimate Globes

National Geographic Classic World Wall Map – $149.99

When I had the space, I’d cover a wall with this National Geographic world map mural. For now, a paper world map tacked up alongside the desk does the trick.


Alex Drawer Unit on Casters – $119

After attempting boxes, bins and baskets, I have finally found that shallow drawers are the simplest way to store (and locate) homework and craft materials.

The Land of Nod

Blue Bulletin Board Lamp – $69

Land of Nod includes a ton of great desk lamps for kids. This blue and cork lamp is my favorite.

Pottery Barn Kids

Mini Lazy Susan – $39

Six compartments of organized supplies are just a twist away!


60 ColoRed Pencils in Tube – $27.95

Every desk needs a pair of Muji colored pencils and notepads. I filled half a bag together coming back in my last trip with my sister in Japan. I then gave them as gifts during the year.

See Jane Work

Canvas Bin, Chevron – $66

Stash publications in these pretty fabric chevron bins.


Jules Junior Desk Chair, Red – $34.99

My daughter and I really like our matching swivel seats. They arrive in junior and adult sizes.

The Land of Nod

I Can See Clearly Now Desk Mat – $35

Protect the desk with a clear acrylic desk mat, and exhibit the kids’ art beneath.

See Jane Work

Stampler – $24

This is a “Have a wonderful day” face stamp and stapler in a single — genius. Now, if only the staple were smiling.

The Container Store

Bicycle Paper Clips – $3.99

If you prefer fun paper clips, then check out The Container Store. They have bicycles, airplanes, flowers, amounts and much more!

The Container Store

March̩ Wastebasket Р$24.99

Do not forget somewhere to stash the garbage. I have been really into wire baskets.

The Container Store

Bright Stockholm Magazine File – $9.99

Put notebooks and additional paper within reach in such magazine holders.


Peyton Lattice Shelf – $89

Hang a shelf for this pretty latticework one from PBteen, and keep the desktop nice and clean.

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