How to Create a DIY Homework Station for Less

Creating a DIY homework station isn’t hard. In fact, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do it! This post featuring a DIY homework station is brought to you by Dollar Tree.

How to Create a DIY Homework Station for Less

With my son starting kindergarten in September and the horror stories I’ve heard of the piles of homework that now get sent home with kindergartners I thought it’d be a good idea to create an easy DIY homework station for him to do his work and projects.

Since we now have an office in the new house I made sure to include a desk space in there for him to share with me and his father. Then we got to organizing and finding storage.

How to Create a DIY Homework Station for Less - Dollar Tree bins

After my husband assembled the desk and hung up the shelving units we had from my previous office I set out to the Dollar Tree to find some organizational items and storage bins for all of our school and craft supplies. I ended up spending only $20 and LOVE how the space turned out.

Here’s what I picked up:

  • 4 solid rectangle bins (blue and green)
  • 4 see through tall square bins (blue, green, and red)
  • 1 3-pack pencil holders (blue)
  • 1 pencil case (blue)
  • 1 snap top storage organizer (green)
  • 1 small rectangle mesh bin (blue)
  • 1 200 count paper
  • 2 spiral notebooks
  • 1 6-pack folders
  • 1 binder
  • 1 binder calendar
  • 1 clipboard

And after going through the huge haul of school supplies I purchased at the beginning of the week I was able to put everything away in it’s place leaving the office nice and tidy. All ready for school to start!

How to Create a DIY Homework Station for Less - supplies within reach with homework clipboard

While I was excited to find so many storage bins and organizational items at Dollar Tree I sure wasn’t surprised. Whenever I walk through the door I find things I need but would have paid way more at another store.

And if you’re looking to stock up on more school supplies, check out their back to school section for paper, pencils, erasers, glue and more! Dollar Tree truly is a one stop shop for back to school needs.

You can find our completed homework space complete with labels in this post here

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  1. Love your homework station! It is amazing at how cheap it is to get a little organized! Thanks for sharing these Dollar Tree products to inspire me to get one going before school starts.
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  2. Oh man… I could use this for my office!! That’s like a homework station right?
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  3. I’m setting up a little desk in my office so B and I can do our homework together. I’ll have to steal some of your ideas and head to Dollar Tree!
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  4. Very cool. I wish I had more room in my tiny little place. My son could use a homework station like this.
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  5. This is such a great idea! I will be sharing my desk with my son, and this organization will help us both.
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  6. This is such a great idea. I need to come up with something like this soon before back to school is here!
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  7. What a great setup to make sure everything is in one place and easy to reach. I love the Dollar Tree for their totes and storage containers. They always have the size or shape I need on hand.
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  8. I just spent over $300 setting up my new classroom. I still need a few little tubs and things, but don’t want to spend much more!! Dollar Tree is definitely my next stop.
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  9. This is so great! We partial homeschool and we dump SO much money into back to school – this is fantastic – thank you!
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  10. Kiana Kammina says:

    This is awesome i am making that for my room!!!!!!

  11. I love the bins and the shelving unit too. Do you have a source for the shelving unit?


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