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Back to School Prep

Home Storage Solutions This School Year

Let’s get Organized!

 The end of August always seems to come up faster than we remember, and with that comes the back-to-school chaos and clutter, but it doesn’t have to be that way this year! Keep scrolling to see how 👇

Drop Zone in the Garage

Utilize RiverRidge Home's Afton and Woodbury Collections to create a “Dumping Zone” for your kiddos (well, mostly for mom and dad’s sanity). Both collections feature a weathered woodgrain finish so you can mix and match to create an organized entryway customized to your storage needs. With plenty of hooks and open shelving, these storage solutions are perfect for all the after-school handfuls of backpacks, jackets, shoes, and sports equipment. 

Before school – grab shoes, jackets, lunch boxes, bags, and sports gear.

After school – dump sports gear in the Afton Shoe Rack’s storage bins, and toss shoes on the three shoe shelves. Hang jackets on the 3-Hook Coat Racks and set backpacks on the bench seat of the metal frame hall tree, all before entering the house.

All organized and better yet, all in the garage and not in the house. Need we say more?

Mudroom or Main Entryway

Next up in the house – the mudroom and entryway! These areas are prime locations for school storage on those quick and busy mornings.

Looking for concealed storage in the entry? Toss shoes in the
Woodbury Storage Cabinet and add your favorite decorative items to the top for a clean, stylish appearance. See the entire Woodbury Collection on

Don’t forget to make this a fun process for the kids too! Let them choose their favorite bin colors (15 vibrant colors to choose from!) to add colorful function and charm to your entryway.

RiverRidge Home’s kid furniture contains a wide assortment of storage options with various combinations of cubbies, veggie bins, hanging hooks and open shelving, making them ideal for mudrooms and tight entry spaces.

Our Toy Organizer with Cubbies & Veggie Bins works great in the mudroom for storing backpacks, duffle bags, purses, shoes and more - the perfect grab-and-go location before and after school! 

If you like veggie bin storage, be sure to also check out the Kids Catch-All Collection, another great entryway option with tons of compartment storage.

RiverRidge Kids Two-Piece Folding Fabric Storage Bins - See all 15 colors!

Kitchen Storage 

The kitchen is usually a hot spot as soon as the kids drop their backpacks in the entry. Start the prep and organization now, because we all know the first thing the kiddos want when they get home from school: snacks! 

Have those after-school snacks readily available with the Monroe Two-Door Tall Cabinet right there in the kitchen.
Turn this fully enclosed cabinet into a space-saving pantry for organizing and tucking away snacks, while keeping the kitchen looking and feeling modern with matte black handles and a clean white finish.  

Having easy access to everything you need (and all put away in its place) can help get dinner started quickly after work and school. Add the Monroe Two-Door Wall Cabinet to any open wall space you have in your kitchen to conceal essential dishes and glasses, or cans and cooking spices.

Explore endless kitchen storage options with the entire RiverRidge Monroe Collection, here on!

Loft & Hangout Zone

Once the kids are all settled in after the chaos of getting home from a long day at school, create a cozy hangout space for them to relax, do homework, read a book, or get a project started.

Create an in-home library in this space for kids of all ages using a RiverRidge bookrack or bookcase. Our book storage options come with cubbies, open shelving, tilt-out veggie storage bins and tiered bookracks, offering a place for a variety of book sizes and art supplies.
Choose a spacious bookcase with a large, lower storage compartment, available in 23” or 34” wide, then line up all the books, folders, 3-ring binders, sketch pads, and more on the open shelves for a neatly organized collection. Leave room for a couple of colorful storage bins where the kids can store their arts supplies, then toss larger items in the veggie bin at the bottom to keep everything all in one place. An organization-lover's dream!

Mix and match your favorite bin colors to complement this educational hang out space – Bins linked here!

Bedroom Organization

Keep the kids’ spaces organized and prepared for rushed mornings when it seems that there is never enough time to get ready. Many of our items are labeled as "Kids" items, but most are perfectly suitable for anyone to use (just be sure to check product dimensions first so you know how the product will fit in your space)!

Starting with the closet – add a multi-functional organizer with cubbies and bins to the kids' closets, or near a dresser to keep shoes, sports gear, bags, hats and more in an easy-to-reach spot. 

Make use of the whole room, and don't forget the corners! Add the Kids Corner Cabinet to any room to keep school work, books, projects, supplies and more tucked away in a stylish manner. This could even be used to keep seasonal sports gear stowed away all in one spot, and ready to go once needed again. 

Add extra organization to the younger kids' rooms too! Our Book Nook Collection is filled with cubby storage and spacious shelving options for all of their books and toys.

Dorm Room Storage

Make the most out of any small space with RiverRidge slim cabinets, narrow storage towers, and small-space living storage solutions. With limited space in most dorm rooms, our Medford Collection can be the solution needed to prep and organize before the school year begins, not to mention it's clean, modern in style and easy on the wallet!

The Medford Tall Floor Cabinet with Open Shelves and the Single Door Floor Cabinet are perfect for extra closet and kitchen storage space. Utilize the Single Door Floor Cabinet for fully enclosed storage needs and a great place to store coffee pods for the much-needed caffeine on the early mornings before class. The Medford Tall Floor Cabinet with Open Shelves is a great option for organizing shower and bathroom caddies on the open shelving and keeping towels and extra storage stowed away. 

Another key factor to a successful school year is having an organized workspace! The Ashland Collection offers plenty of drawer storage and two variations of a slim cabinet for tight dorm room spaces – and keeping clutter off of the desk.

Not only do these items offer a solution for organizing schoolwork clutter, the Ashland Collection is the perfect storage option for kitchen accessories and snacks. Tuck away plates, mugs, bowls, cups and pantry food in the 3 drawers and shelving space in the Ashland Floor Cabinet, available in white, gray or espresso.

What will you be adding to your space this back-to-school season?  Browse all of our home organization solutions on RiverRidge Home, Wayfair, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Home Depot and more.