This post is all about portable homework station ideas that are perfect for small kids, tweens, and teens, and can even be modified to create a portable workstation.
If your kids are anything like mine, they don’t enjoy working on their homework in a specific space. For example, my teens sometimes do their homework on the kitchen table or in their bedrooms, and other times they want to work on homework in the living room. So for us, a portable home station was the way to go.
So if you are in the same boat as us, then you are going to love these DIY homework station ideas. They are seriously genius and make homework time a lot less stressful.
In this post, I am sharing with you some creative DIY homework station ideas that are not only organized but are all portable so that your kids can move around with them as needed.
This post is all about how to make a portable homework station.
Portable Homework Station Ideas:
Here are some amazing portable homework station inspiration ideas you can easily recreate for your kids at home.
1. Rolling cart and containers
A must-try portable homework station idea for kids of all ages is using a rolling cart to organize all school supplies. These rolling carts are perfect because you can roll them from room to room with minimal effort and you can fit plenty of school supplies in them, as shown in this example by a Night Owl Blog.
2. Metal basket and jars
If you don’t have room for something like a rolling cart, try a cute metal basket like this one that Making it in the Mountains used here. It fits plenty of school supplies and it is a perfect portable homework station. And if you are looking for a homework station idea that won’t be an eyesore to leave out this cute idea is a must-try!
3. Flat serving tray
Do you have an extra tray lying around? Give it a new use by using it to create a homework supply station for your kids. You can keep it simple and do what the Southern Couture did as shown here. You can also pair it with containers to have a little more storage space. I seriously love this idea!
4. Large plastic bin
If you are looking for something more budget-friendly here is a great idea by Stuffed Suitcase where a white plastic bin paired with a few other containers is used to create an organized portable homework station
You can usually find similar plastic bins at the Dollar Tree or any other dollar store.
5. Large tray
If you liked the tray idea but need a little more storage, this idea here will probably be the one for you. Here, Remodelando la Casa uses a tray paired with a few other jars and containers to create a fun and functional homework organization station that can easily be moved from room to room as needed.
6. Dollar tree caddy
Okay, how genius is this portable homework caddy? Not only will this be functional, but this is insanely budget-friendly too!
You can usually find these caddies at the dollar store. Visit Simple Made Pretty to see how to recreate this exact one.
7. Crafters canvas caddy
This idea is genius! Love the way Today’s Creative Life used this pouch to create an incredibly functional and portable homework station that can be taken even in the car if needed. LOVE this idea so much!
Portable Homework station | Q&A:
1. What do you need in a homework station?
I think this definitely depends on the age of your child, but here are some staple items that my kids have used consistently throughout the years.
- Led pencils
- #2 pencils
- Blue pens
- Black pens
- Sticky notes
- Glue sticks
- Craft Paper
- Color pencils
2. Where should I put my homework station?
There is no specific space where a homework station would work best. I think this can be a different space for everyone. For example, if you or your child prefer to have an assigned permanent space to work on homework, then I would definitely set up a desk or even just a space on your kitchen table and designate that space as the homework station. However, if you are someone who prefers to move around the house, I would suggest creating a portable homework station that you can move around with you. And you can keep this homework station in a closet, inside a cabinet, or just out on display between uses.
3. How do I create a study space without a desk?
If you do not have a desk, then a portable homework station is going to be the way to go. The best thing about a portable homework station is that you do not have to have a designated space for doing homework. Your child can take their portable station wherever they need it. And because it is portable, it can be stored out of sight when it is no longer in use if you prefer it that way.
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