It’s that time of year again, back to school!  A time most kids are dreading, and many parents are secretly (or not so secretly) eagerly anticipating.  To get the kiddo in your life set off on the right foot, I’ve rounded up a few goodies for the big first day back.

The Minimalist Naturalist

Sources: Wild Fable Denim Square Backpack ($30) via Target; Rifle Paper Co. Garden Toile Notebook Set ($14) via Rifle Paper Co.; Ticonderoga Pencils ($3.03) via Quill.

The Snazzy Pizza Lover

Sources: Composition Notebook Backpack ($16.99) via Target; Pizza Scented Notebook ($9) via Honey Pie Kids; Kate Spade Good As Gold Pencil Set ($20) via ShopBop.

The Colorful Adventure Seeker

Sources: Kane Backpack in Pink and Mint ($70) via State Bags; Mr. Boddington’s Studio Notebook Set ($20) via Maisonette; Metallic Gelly Roll Pen Set ($14.95) via Paper Source.

All this new school stuff can sometimes mean clutter, make sure to maximize the storage space in your home.  I recommend using clear containers, so that you can see what’s inside without having to open it up.  Attractive clear containers can be hard to come by, but here you go…  I found some options from Urban Outfitters for $20 or less.

Source: Locker Storage Boxes ($14-$20) via Urban Outfitters.

I think these would look great in one of our mudrooms, don’t you?

Image via the Veridian Homes’ Harrison Parade Home.

That’s all for now.  Happy first day of school!!!