TODAY'S ASSIGNMENT: BE COOL (+ ORGANIZED) FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

Going back to school is a big deal! You hear that parents? Whether your kids are headed to kindergarten or thinking about their SAT's, set them up for success with the coolest (and most organized) supplies to start the year off right. We're talking lunch stuff, backpacks, pens and pencils, pencil pouches, notebooks and what it takes to organize your kids, home and yourself. That's a lot to think about. Now the good news; The styles are high, the choices this season are very cool and an organized home = less stress in the morning for moms + kids.

LUNCH UP: Calling all Paul Frank Lovers, our Paul Frank Lunch Box is perfect for carrying lunch and leftovers.  The two equal-sized containers come stacked, topped with a lid, and held together with an elastic strap, making it easy to carry.

COOL LUNCHES FOR COOL KIDS: Speaking of lunches, here are 19 Ideas To Make Lunches WAY More Fun from Brit + Co, including this Minion Lunch from Foodtastic Mom

#PINK BACKPACKS, RIGHT THIS WAY: You'll be ready for play, school or #worklife with our Calypso City Backpack from cinda b. The features are beyond.

Net Storage Basket; The Organizing Store

Net Storage Basket; The Organizing Store

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY: Don't really, because we need you. Just give us a super great sized metal basket to store our cute little rain boots and mommy's Hunter's.

GET THE MEMO: Keep everyone on the same page in family central with a statement memo board. Include today's important reminders: Soccer Practice at 4pm, Pick up Milk, Feed the Dog and Don't Forget to Call Tracy!

CREATE AWESOME STORAGE SPACES: Storage cubes are just such an easy way to organize your mudroom or entryway, which in our opinion is pretty awesome. Our Way Basics Storage Cubes are affordable, easy to assemble and available in great colors. You'll be sold + quickly organized on this eco-friendly storage system.

THE CUTEST KID STORAGE EVER: One of our favorite storage options for kids is just about any storage bin (or hamper) from Pehr Kids. We mean, how cute are these prints and patterns?

COVERED STORAGE. PERFECT FOR CUBES. We confess. We have a thing for covered storage boxes. Add blue whales or pink elephants to them and we're sold. It's the little things for us when it comes to organizing.

GETTING DOWN TO BACK TO SCHOOL BUSINESS: Good Back to School form does and will come from being organized. Know what you have, keep it contained and require all family members to do their share. Teach kids early on to pitch in by putting their kicks into a storage cubby or bin as they walk in the door.

GO VERTICAL: We've heard this term a gazillion times, but for good reason. Use otherwise wasted wall space for hanging jackets, hats and scarves.  For obvious reasons, we kinda have a thing for our multi-colored Umbra Subway Multi-hook rack. Adorable, right?

ADD SOME ROOM DECOR: Entryways and mudrooms need to look cute too, you know. Our ABC + 123 pillows from the none other than Alexandra Ferguson are a perfectly happy addition.

kate spade new york dot your i's notebooks

kate spade new york dot your i's notebooks

"I have enough cute notebooks", said no one ever. We're in notebook heaven right now with some of the best notebooks we've ever seen on the market. We might be a little biased, but see the coolest and cutest collection of notebooks on The Organizing Store. The pages are lined and ready to pen.

A WORD ABOUT PENCIL CASES IN 2015. #AWESEOME. We don't know exactly when pencil cases got to be so fancy, but we hope they're here to stay.

AFTER LONG DAYS AT SCHOOL: Let story time begin. Our pick? Beanbags for the win.

xx/allie + deb