Homework Organization Caddy for Students

Homework Organization Caddy for Students

Hi everyone. It’s Alejandra. And in this video,
I’m going to show you how to set up a homework caddy. So this is what a homework caddy is.
I’m going to go into more detail in a second. But basically a homework caddy is for kids
who are in elementary school who come home from school and they do their homework in
some kind of communal area in the house like the kitchen table, dining room table, or family
room, somewhere where like you need to bring all the supplies to that one area so they
could sit down and you can watch them or help them with homework. So a caddy has all the school supplies all
together gathered in one bin that you just bring over to the kitchen table or whatever
and they have everything right there ready to go to be more productive, more efficient,
and you’re not flying over the house trying to grab all the things. So let me show you
exactly what I have inside this homework caddy that I set up. OK. So this is the homework caddy I put together.
So this is actually just a shower caddy that I got from Target. I got it in the back to
college section. It was $3.99. It was a great price. And it came in pink, black, and gray.
Hot pink was the most fun color. Is that a word, most fun? Yeah, funnier is the one that’s
not a word. OK. So anyways, it’s the most fun color so I got that one. But I like to have everything that’s just
open like it has a lot of open compartments so everything is within reach so you just
pull something up and it’s just really easy to access. Now, the only con of having everything
open like this is if your kids tip this over and everything falls out then it’s like a
big mess. But I feel like yeah, just open compartments are nice. All right. So let me just start in this side
and show you exactly what’s inside here. So for the bigger compartments like these two
sides, I want to find jars that would just fit really nicely inside. And so, what I found
was these quart-size Mason jars, now, they’re really hard to pick up because they are puttied
down. And I’m going to show you the putty in a second. But these are just the quart-size
Mason jars. They just fit nicely. So I just stuck pens and highlighters. This is a fun
pen. It’s a peeps pen. Yeah, inside of the jars here. And then at the bottom, everything is puttied
down so you can kind of see my putty. Now, this is called Museum Putty. I always talk
about Museum Putty. It’s awesome because it holds things in place so when I just stick
that down there, when it’s puttied in place, it’s not going to move so it’s not going to
like shake around or wobble around, tip over or anything because it’s puttied down. Now, let me show you what Museum Putty is.
This is Museum Putty. I talk about this a lot. Now, you can get it in the stores like
Container Store, where else can you get it? You can get it online. It’s like five or six
bucks. It’s kind of expensive but it’s like the best stuff in the world. I love this stuff.
It’s great for fragile items if you don’t want them to tip over like if you have kids
running around and there’s something fragile in the coffee table. Put this stuff underneath
and the thing is not going to tip over unless you really pull it up like what I did here
with this jar. Now, let me show you another alternative to
Museum Putty. This is Target brand mounting putty made by Up & Up. It is a $1.69 at Target.
I found this in the back to school or back to college section but I bought it to test
it out and see how well it would compare to the Museum Putty brand. And it works just
as great. This stuff is maybe a little bit stickier but you’re going to pay a little
bit more. But for the price of $1.69, this stuff is awesome. And then I found when I was at Wal-Mart recently,
Fun-Tak which is I guess it’s like the same thing but it was $1.50 so it’s $0.19 cheaper
than the Target brand. And I tried this out also and it sticks wonderfully like this brand
or this brand is a great price for a great product. So you can check this stuff out if
you are looking for mounting putty. OK. That was a really long explanation. Let
me move on. So in this Mason jar right here, I have colored pencils and regular pencils.
So basically, it’s all the supplies your child might need to do their homework. And then I have a thing of crayons right here
hanging out on the side. And on this side, I have a little pack of reinforcements for
paper. Now, I put them in a plastic baggy. I always reuse plastic baggies but I put them
in a plastic bag because I feel like reinforcements always just fall off and end up on the bag
or they end like somewhere where they’re not supposed to be. So putting them in a bag will
prevent them from falling off the sheet. OK. And then on the side of the caddy, I just
stuck binder clips. Binder clips, they sound kind of weird. In case you might need them
to clip homework together or something. And then there’s a little calculator just like
that hanging out on the side also. In this little compartment here, I have a
glue stick and a bottle of glue. I have a mini stapler. And actually, I meant to put
staple refills in here and then I forgot. And then back here, I have a pencil sharpener
for sharpening pencils, a thing of flags, and then a small thing of post-it notes in
green and in blue. This is actually like the soap compartment so they fit perfectly inside. OK. And then on this side, markers, black
Sharpie Marker. I feel like you always need a black Sharpie market, colorful markers,
scissors. Now, inside this tin for scissors, I put this floral – what is this called? I
don’t even know what this is called. But this is like – I find it in the floral department
at Michaels. I had no idea where to get this and then a lot of people commented on where
to get it and then organize like Jen posted about it in her videos. And so, I realized
that that stuff is great and that could just hold the scissors nice and in place like that. OK. And then there are more binder clips on
this side, on this tin, these are just random tins I found around the house. This is actually
a really cute tin. I got it from IKEA like two years ago. It came nested with two other
tins inside. OK. And then inside here, there is a bendable
ruler. I thought this was so cool. It just bends in place so you can just keep it like
it’s not just like long and out of place like you could just bend it in place. So I thought
that was kind of cool from Target. OK. So that’s everything inside. So let me
share a few more things about this. So on this side of this homework caddy, now let
me make sure this is going to be shown in the camera. Can you see that? OK. So on the
side here, I put – these are wall decals, kind of like wall stickers. They stick really
nicely to the shower caddy and it kind of just adds a popup color. You can kind of personalize your homework
caddy. When you’re putting this together with your kids or if your kids are doing this as
their homework assignment, have them just decorate with stickers to kind of personalize
it and make it more fun so they kind of get excited about doing their homework. All right. Oh actually, on the bottom, you
can’t really see so I’m just going to show you what I did to the bottom. So on the bottom
of the shower caddy, I keep saying shower caddy, it is a shower caddy but at the bottom
of the homework caddy, I put these magic sliders. These are magic sliders. They just make everything
slide or glide really nicely kind of like butter. It’s kind of weird. But all you do
is you just stick these things on. Now, the reason why I put them on the bottom
is because this is actually kind of heavy. Like its’ filled right now and if you have
it in the middle of the kitchen table where all the kids are doing homework, it’s kind
of heavy to move and stuff. And so, if you put these gliders on the bottom, it’s just
going to slide really nicely and you’re not going to need as much as strength to move
it. So this is just a double-sided adhesive putty.
Just put this on the bottom of this and then take the backing off and then you just stick
it to the bottom and it glides. These things are so awesome. You can get them at Target,
Home Depot, Container Store, Bed Bath & Beyond. They sell them in a lot of different places. OK. So that’s everything that I wanted to
share about setting up a homework caddy for your kids. I hope that you found this video
helpful. I love this idea because I feel like it would just make doing homework for kids
a lot easier because you have everything you need right here so you could just focus on
your homework assignment and not focus on running around the house looking for the supplies
you might need. So I hope this video was helpful. If you want
more back to school organizing videos, you can check out my website, Alejandra.TV or
you can subscribe to my YouTube channel. And I will see you soon. Bye!

Comments (100)

  1. whr u get the mini staplr

  2. Not gonna lie… I'm going to use this for high school. It would be helpful for middle/high-schoolers to, but with a few varying supplies.

  3. About the putty, I bought some the exact same brand as target had but for $3.59 and it was at Office Depot…I don't like it that much. It doesn't feel like it sticks very well but maybe it's just me


  5. If your kid knocked it over the sparkle stuff in the scissors would go everywhere and that's probobly not safe to eat if you have pets

  6. rfgyojggjk monk lmnv I

  7. Do you have a dog? If so you should do a dog organization video 🐢

  8. what to do if you don't have the caddy and you are too lazy to go buy one

  9. fucken die already ur ugly and a pace of suit jk ur fucken kidding me I fucken hate u

  10. You deserve more subscribers!!!

  11. How are you doing that

  12. make a locker caddy

  13. Alejandra where do you buy the putty

  14. Can you do a home work station for kids

  15. You should be a teacher

  16. Realistically, many people will just keep their stuff in a drawer and just keep buying new ones.

  17. I really love your videos 😘😘😘

  18. what are ''reinforcements'' ?

  19. I would just give my kid a pencil and a calculator. πŸ˜‚

  20. My elementary school teachers used to use fun tak and during class I would peel it off the walls and play with it

  21. this is useful to me since I have to do my homework at my cousin's house until my mom picks me up so I'm not able to use the supplies at home

  22. Mason jars are not the best to use because if they caddy falls down, the mason jar can easily break because it pretty fragile…

  23. wow this is usefull im telling my mom to do this for back to school

  24. Hi, where did you get the caddy from??

  25. Do you have kidsπŸ‘«

  26. Me and my friend saw that you do not have a rubber

  27. wore you in supernanny

  28. the start of the video was so loud

  29. Your videos are awesome! Very inspiring! God bless!

  30. She was breathing so hard 😐

  31. This video is so helpful cause I'm in year six

  32. I'm definitely making one for my kid. this looks so cool!!!

  33. i wish i had her house so much

  34. Why is there everything you need instead of an eraser???

  35. do NOT use fun tack on walls it will leave a dark spot on the wall

  36. I'm in middle school and I'm so gonna do thos

  37. cady do u mean handyπŸ˜‚

  38. I am doing this
    and I am in collage
    great video

  39. you can also use faber castle tack it

  40. this is like asmr for people with OCD like me

  41. do you think she noticed the fell

  42. Alejandra's the best when it comes to organizing 😍😍😍

    Going to make this caddy for my son who will be in grade 6 this year πŸ™‚

  43. This is so awesome totally doing this

  44. I wish I had this when I was in elementary school! xD

  45. I'm planning on doing this for my craft supplies instead

  46. Dont you put an earaser in the homework caddy

  47. I need to make more videos plz for back to school again 2017

  48. your videos relaxes me

  49. This is so cute!! The only thing I'd recommend is putting some clear tape in it. Awesome idea!

  50. Me: Grabs pencil and homework does homework puts stuff away

  51. Your videos always bufer

  52. Can you make a college shower caddy like if u agree

  53. I'm in fifth grade and I only need a pencil and an eraser if the pencil doesn't have one.

  54. What’s the point in doing this if you don’t have kids

  55. I used to have a "stationary box" which had all the stuff I need and I buy the stationary stuff I need in like large amounts, (more than what I need) and I also buy things I don't need because they "cute" and I keep these I in my drawer in my study desk and it's like a stationary station , so whenever I need something I just take it from there . I call it the "stationary cabinet".

  56. Where did you buy the cady and the supplies

  57. You could use blue tac right

  58. I do my homework at my desk

  59. The museum putty is like bluetack in England

  60. What is reinforcements pls tell

  61. I’m in high school and I use this lol

  62. Lol i'm in middle school (7th grade) and this is very helpful for projects or, to put at your desk at home.

  63. What are this reinforcements?

  64. I also found that putty at dollar tree

  65. Lol plastic baggie

  66. I love all of your video. Will you be coming back to YouTube? I tried asking on Facebook but your messenger bot was of no help πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  67. Great idea. My son is a middleschooler, I still think he can take advantage of the caddy.

  68. ya I know you don’t have to using candy

  69. Please come back to YouTube and do more videos! We miss you 😒

  70. This is great, but the bendy ruler doesn’t work well(my own experience

  71. Am I the only one that thinks she kinda looks like Monica from Friends?

  72. correct it is more fun, not funner.

  73. Just wondering I'm not American but what are reinforcements

  74. Fun tak is life

  75. Alejandra: here i have ummmm a pencil sharpener to ummm sharpen your pencils

    Me: "face palm's" and here we have scissors to ummmmm cut stuff, and glue to glue stuff!

  76. Why is the cart thing just for elementary students??

  77. She would be such a great mom!!

  78. Omg she didn’t shut the glue stick right…it’s bothering me

  79. You can’t give an elementary student a calculator…

  80. Can you please do more videos for students? Love your videos please continue with this series

  81. I’m totally doing this!!This is a great idea for homework!! πŸ’œ

  82. Can someone please explain the purpose of having a homework caddy to me? I've seen several tutorials on these now. Do American children not keep most of these supplies in their pencil cases anyways? I understand that you need a spot to keep stuff like glue and scissors and stuff, but I always had pens, markers and such in my pencil case.

  83. Can you do an organising gym bag

  84. What happened to pencil cases? Why would this tip over? Also, it might take 5mins to pick all this up…not exactly a BIG mess.

  85. Last comment was just sarcasm lol. I love this idea.

  86. I can see the need for the museum putty now.

  87. The blue sticky tack sometimes leaves a residue on wall.

  88. Museum putty is practically blue tack

  89. Do you not have blu tack in America?

  90. I need this as an office supply caddy for my work at home sessions on the couch in front of the TV/Computer monitor!!! Thank you what a BRILLIANT IDEA!!

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