It’s back-to-school time again! Getting organized before your first day of classes (and afterwards when you really need to get organizer) will make your life easier with fewer surprises. With organizer carts and filing cabinets, you can create a reliable system for organizing your course materials. Below, we’ve shared a few handy organization tips when preparing for a busy school year.

Organize Documents By Class

First, we recommend investing in a filing system like the 3-Tier File & Utility Cart, and then creating a dedicated file for each class. When you finish a homework assignment or need to store reference materials, you can quickly add them to the correct file. With this system, nothing gets lost in the shuffle.
3-Tier Mobile Letter/Legal Office File & Utility Cart with 2 Steel Wire Mesh Baskets

Build a School Supply Drawer

Meanwhile, the Large 10-Drawer Organizer Cart is perfect for storing your school supplies. Each drawer can hold up to 3.3 pounds, and there’s plenty of width (15 inches) for larger items. We recommend labeling the drawers with specific categories, such as “Paper”, “Writing Instruments”, and “Printer Supplies”.
Large 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Frosted White

Design a Color-Coded System

Color-coding with a Multi-Color Organizer Cart is another smart way to stay organized, especially if you have dozens of file folders in one place. You can use small pieces of electric tape and a magic marker to color-code anything, including organizer carts, textbooks, and course materials. Then, create a one-page “key” that shows what each color signifies, so you can use it as a quick reference.
10-Drawer Organizer Cart, Translucent Multi-Color

Set Up a Snack Station

Of course, you’ll need to refuel during a busy course schedule, so we recommend eating small meals throughout the day. Using the same 10-Drawer Organizer Cart, you can set aside a few drawers for snacks. If you’re living in a dorm room, each roommate can have their own snack drawer, so that your favorite food won’t go missing in the night.

Store Papers in a Wall Organizer

Finally, you can use the 6-Tier Mesh/Desk Wall Organizer for current assignments and course materials. It mounts easily to a wall or door, allowing you to slide papers in without cluttering your desk. Furthermore, it works as a freestanding unit (with protective rubber feet), so you can set it on any flat surface.
For more than 35 years, Seville Classics has been an innovator in home storage. Our metal organizers are built to last, so you can stay focused throughout high school, college, and beyond. Visit our blog, Pinterest, or Facebook pages to see more organization tips or check out which Seville Classics product one of the 10 popular college YouTubers featured on the best 'back-to-school' purchase they ever made.