Back to School time is here, and there are a few trends that are causing a kid-sized frenzy. But those frenzy-inducing items aren’t just for the classroom or the locker. There are several hot back to school trends you’ll want for your home office!
Back to School Trends You’ll Want for Your Home Office
My kids started back to school almost a month ago.
How about yours?
With a teenage daughter who’s headed to high school for the first time, we kept an eye on this year’s back to school trends….
“Because, you know, it’s like SO embarrassing to show up for the first day of school and have the same backpack as someone else or be dressed like someone else or have the same designer folder as someone else! Gag me!”
Thankfully, this sounds much more like me than my own daughter.
The 80’s lingo gave me away, right? 😉
Anyhoo, it’s my favorite time of year to snag the must-have cute back to school supplies to use in my home office, and here are a few of my favorites. The kids shouldn’t get to have all the fun!
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#1 Colorful and Imprinted Pencils
Pencils are no longer just pencils. They’re a way to express your personality, keep track of the days of the week, and manage the environment around you. And that makes writing with them so much more fun!
Want to jump on board with this trend? Try these:
Check out the other pencil styles available from Smarty Pants, too!
Need a place to store all of your new, full-of-personality pencils? Try this quick and easy DIY Desk Organizer!
#2 Unique Diaries, Journals, and Notebooks
I love the versatility of journals, notebooks, and diaries. I use them for organizing just about everything including my thoughts, ongoing and upcoming projects, to-do’s, goals, keepsakes, and so much more.
So, of course, I was thrilled to see a plethora of fun and unique journals and diaries popping up in this year’s trends!
Any journal from Peter Pauper Press!
This is the Peter Pauper Press journal I’m currently using.
I also have this Gold Dot Journal.
And this Owl Forest Journal (one of my all-time faves)!
#3 Monogrammed Anything
Monograms are back! And they’re popping up on everything.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
#4 Washi Tape and Washi Tape Dispensers
Washi Tape is a little like journals for me…I use it for organizing everything!
Not only is Washi Tape hot again this year, so are Washi Tape dispensers.
I can’t wait to use this set of Washi Tape from Allydrew.
This Washi Tape Dispenser is chic in its transparent-ness (yep, I just made that word up), and it comes with washi tape!
#5 Whimsical Push Pins
Pump up the cuteness factor on your bulletin boards with these whimsical push pins!
How adorable are these HUMtacks?!
Or how about these “Disguise” Pins?!
#6 Adorned with Emojis
For yet another school year, emoji adorned items are flying off the shelves.
I’ve all ready got a set of these Emoji Binder Clips in my office (and I sent a set to my oldest daughter for use in her office).
And I’m seriously considering adding these Emoji Sticky Notes to my collection. Sometimes all it takes is an emoji. 😛
#7 Funky Pencil Cups
Pencil cups aren’t just plastic and metal anymore! There are hundreds of ways to express your personality with your pencil cup.
This elephant pen holder does double duty and provides a propping place for your phone, too!
#8 Planners and Calendars
If you’re like me, this isn’t so much a trend as a necessity. My calendar/planner is how I keep my life from dissolving into chaos!
Here are a two of my favorites:
We use The Flylady Calendar every school year. It serves as our family calendar and the central feature of our command center. I love it because the squares are large, and it starts in August, just in time for the busy school schedule.
Plus, it has a seriously handy pocket in the back. No more lost school papers!
Learn more about how we add hours to our day by using our calendar here!
And snag your copy of my FREE printable single month calendar here!
The 2019 Powersheets will be available on October 24th. Mark your calendars!
So, these are a few of the back to school trends that are causing a kid-sized frenzy. And you’ll want to steal them for your home office! Whether it’s journals, pencil cups or pouches, emoji-themed supplies, or washi tape, you’ll find something you love for your office among kids’ school supplies.
Which one will you add to your office first? Or maybe you’ve got your eye on a different trend?
Don’t forget to pin it!
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