I’m a huge fan of the what I’ve coined as the “portable desk.” Most kids don’t really like to work at a desk so having an easy way to bring the contents of a desk to any place in the house – the kitchen table, the sofa, the floor, etc – is key to making sure your kids have what they need to get their work done, no matter where they are working. And the best thing about a portable desk is that when your kids are done, they can load everything back in it and your kitchen table is cleared for breakfast the next morning.
Think of the portable desk as vehicle for transporting everything your kid needs get work done – pens, pencils, erasers, ruler, tape, glue stick, post-its, highlighters, colored pencils or pens, a hole punch, stapler and extra binder and graph paper to and from a work space. I recommend the Snapware Snap ‘N Stack Portable Organizer, 14.1″x10.5″x3.7″ Rectangle found on Amazon or at Target. What I like about this particular container is that is has two different compartments. You can use the top for storing pens and supplies and the bottom for paper. And the handle makes it easy to move to and from one study space to another.