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Whether you’re going away to college or gearing up to put your kids back on the school bus (rejoice!), it’s important to clear out the clutter and get organized before classes begin. These five stylish accessories, all priced under $50, will help to make this year your most productive yet.
1. Airen Grove hook rack from Anthropologie, $24-28
Keeping your child’s backpack off the floor will help to prevent them from losing permission slips and worksheets. Plus, you’ll be less likely to trip over it every time you walk through the door. This menagerie of hooks from Anthropologie appears to be more wall art than wall organization.
2. Trigon bulletin board from Umbra, $50
Swap out that boring cork board for a geometric patterned bulletin board from Umbra. Display notes and photos with magnets or pushpins. The bulletin board comes in white, yellow and sage, making it an excellent addition to a dorm room or home office.
3. Wood charging station from Urban Outfitters, $50
Is there anything worse than a dead phone battery? The answer is yes, Millennials (natural disasters, a zombie apocalypse, dealing with bedbugs, etc). Nevertheless, this wooden charging station from Urban Outfitters will ensure your electronics are juiced-up and ready to use. It features two USB ports for your phone, tablet or other USB-charged device. The rivets will keep your eReader standing upright and your pencils stored away neatly.
4. Wooden shelf with S-hooks from Target, $22.99
Declutter your entryway by keeping notebooks, junk mail and books tucked away in this wooden shelf from Target. Its bare-wood finish has rustic charm and the S-hooks underneath will keep your house keys from disappearing.
5. Pilar pencil cup, $12.95
Glam up your workspace with this pencil cup from CB2. The exterior has a shiny brass finish, while the inside is painted in a powder coated mint color. Being a cup and all, it’s a totally versatile product — use it to store cutlery or makeup brushes.