July always gets me excited for Back to School, and yes, it’s got capital letters in my head. The smell of new crayons in the box and post-it notes right out of the pack just gets me all excited to organize! I want to buy five colors of notebooks that coordinate with my five folders (or when I was in high school and college, my five colors of binders). I almost always buy a new planner at this time of year, especially because in my former life as a teacher, I had plenty of planning to do right about now. I know many of you are planning for yourselves and your little (or not-so-little anymore) ones for the coming school year, so here are some wall-decal based organizational and décor suggestions for your enjoyment:
Bring design to your desk with mini-packs and more.
Just because you spend eight hours in school doesn’t mean you can’t bring your decals with you! Mini-packs are fantastic for decorating your locker, binder, notebooks, and anywhere you want your individual style to shine through. I currently have a pink lil’ribbon on my phone case and my composition book (oh, and my WallsNeedLove sticker). I love that I can remove the decal without leaving a sticky mess on my phone case later.
Dress your dorm and avoid fees!
Bringing classy décor to a dorm room is a college student’s dream, but it’s so difficult to decorate when you can’t paint, hang pictures, or even choose the furniture. You can, however, hang decals. EasyStripe allows dorm-dwellers to re-design their space without any messy clean up at the end of the year. If you’re really into design, why not give your room a statement wall with some removable wallpaper? See what Susan did for her daughter's dorm room below with grey chevrons and a monogram! It’s the easiest way to gain the envy of your hall since dating the quarterback.
Organize against the chaos, Parents!
Long gone are the lazy days of June, when you could drop the kids off at the pool and hang out at the local coffee shop, sipping on a latte and munching your croissant in peace. It’s July, and all of those back-to-school schedules start back up soon. Soccer practice, baseball practice, violin lessons, and don’t even think about cramming in all that summer reading the kids were supposed to do already. You need somewhere to keep track of it all. Scientists believe the first family bulletin board was a cuneiform mud wall where early moms kept track of schedules, but you’re so much cooler than that. Your to-do list can have the Boston skyline, or a chalkboard in retro colors, or even a dry-erase calendar. Because progress, that’s why. You’re welcome.
The classroom deserves decals, too.
Is this the third year in a row you’ve been asked to move classrooms? That map of the world getting a little beat up, despite the amazing laminating job you did last year? How’s your periodic table holding up after 15 years of students writing hilarious stuff at the bottom? We’ve got the decals for you. Amazing maps of the world that look cool and are educational, too. A periodic table that’s nearly vandal-proof. All built to move classrooms at the end of the year, again, should the powers that be decide you need to move across the school. Again. And did we mention we have the best human anatomy posters around? Yeah, the kids will be memorizing the parts of the human gastrointestinal system instead of just staring off into space. Nice work!