Create a Homework Caddy

August 7, 2017

School is beginning soon and that means it’s time to get the kids organized. Every August, I make sure to stock our homework caddy with the items my kids tend to use the most throughout the year. This year, I took an extra step and labeled the sections of the caddy. Labeling each compartment will help us figure out what is missing or what needs replaced throughout the year. I partnered with DYMO to try out their new DYMO MobileLabeler. It’s the perfect tool for busy people who don’t want to mess with time consuming gadgets.



The DYMO MobileLabeler allows you to easily create labels from you smartphone, tablet, Mac, or windows, and to print up to 1″ labels in a variety of colors. I love that it’s so easy. Once the app is loaded onto your device, you simply press the power button (make sure the bluetooth is connected), create your label on your smartphone, and hit print! It’s that easy.



We stuffed the homework caddy with lots of fun school supplies. Refer to the list below to create your own caddy!


HOMEWORK CADDY CONTENTS. You may not need everything listed. (Include what your family needs).

  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Stapler
  • Erasers
  • Glue
  • White Out
  • Calculator
  • Protractor Kit
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Tape
  • Graph Paper
  • College Ruled Paper
  • Scissors
  • Index Cards
  • Ruler



Label each compartment with the corresponding tools. You can find a caddy at pretty much any store these days. Mine is from Walmart.



Store your homework caddy near the kitchen table or wherever your children tend to work on homework.



I hope you have enjoyed my back to school tips this week. Check back often, for more organizing and home keeping tips and tricks. Also check out this post to see how we put together the last homework caddy.



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32 comments on “Create a Homework Caddy

  1. SarahGarden says:

    I love, love, love this idea because it keeps everything consolidated in one place! It removes barriers to homework completion in the process. Couple that with a clear workspace and you have a recipe for success.

  2. Jenny says:

    Where are the containers from? I’ve not seen any like your index card holder or the caddy itself.

  3. Sabrina says:

    Where did u find this caddy? Love it

  4. Amber says:

    Where did you get the case/caddy and index card box?

  5. Sarah says:

    Do you have a link for the caddy from Walmart please?

  6. Jess says:

    I am having a hard time locating a closed caddy. Can you send a direct link to the one you used?

  7. Sarah says:

    Love this Toni!! Where is the container from?

  8. Chandra Frazer says:

    I have one of the containers. I purchased it from Michael’s in Canada.

  9. Savanna says:

    Just to be funny, I wanted to ask where the caddie came from. ? Love this idea! We’re out shopping and will buy supplies for our own!

  10. Monique says:

    Did the lid/storage container come with the caddy or did you get that separately? if not, what size or type of container is that?

  11. Mary says:

    Does it come as 1 piece or did u make it 2?

  12. Avi says:

    Can you please let us know who manufactures the caddy so we can find it ourselves? Thank you.

  13. Alisha says:

    This is such a great idea! I’m heading to Walmart this weekend and I’ll have to pick one up. Right now we use old crayon boxes but this is amazing. I’ve been using your tips and tricks since I got married 7 years ago and it has helped me so much. Thank you for being so inspiring. ❤️

  14. Lindy says:

    Was looking into yr budgeting. Nearly we to bookstore today to reread D Ramsey! Then I found a post of yrs. I only use credit cards for the miles and am a bit confused how to do the no cash budgeting. Just with the budget numbers? Paying if the house vs investing the $$$ Ramsey would say pay it off . What are yr thoughts? Thanks!

  15. Wendy says:

    I see that the caddy is from Walmart. Would you please let me know the brand? I am searching online and do not see a caddy with the lid like that, etc. Thank you!

  16. Lauren Hernandez says:

    What is the brand of your homework caddy? Thank you!

  17. Carol says:

    Love this caddy. Sure hope my Walmart has them.

  18. Jennifer Pinasco says:

    Love this idea! I walked into my local Walmart today and they had these! I was so excited and quickly snagged one, but thinking I may need to go get another one because they could have so many uses! Love your blog and your books!

  19. JJ says:

    Finally found the caddy in the college preparedness section of Wal-Mart. I also saw the same exact ones at Micheals today in the craft storage section. They had more colors too.

  20. Liz says:

    I found the caddy’s at Michael’s

  21. nanoo says:

    Excellent website. Lots of helpful information here.

    I’m sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thank you for your effort!

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