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The Best Metal Desk Organizers for Kids

Colored pencil and pens holders handmade on a white table

It’s been proven that clutter makes it harder for people to concentrate. And this includes children, who have difficulty staying on track in rooms loaded with visual stimuli One way to help your kid keep their learning space in order is with a desk organizer. Whether you opt for something fun and whimsical or prefer a more practical and traditional option, we’ve rounded up some of the top options to keep your child’s workspace free of clutter.

This kids desk organizer measures 4 inches tall and 3.6 inches wide. The large capacity makes it perfect to store pens, pencils or even paintbrushes. The rose-gold glitter option is especially fun!

This kids’ desk organizer measures 11.5 inches wide, 4.8 inches tall and 2.75 inches deep, with a center compartment that’s big enough to hold an older kid’s phone. You’ll appreciate that it’s ready to use straight out of the box and no assembly is required.

Each of these bookends are made from iron and have nonskid pads on the bottom to avoid scratching surfaces. You can also use them to keep movies, games and other media in order.

The metal kids desk organizer measures 5.7 inches wide, 5.1 inches tall and 2.5 inches deep. The metal barrel has plenty of space for pens, pencils and other essential school supplies, like scissors.

The simple design on this kids’ desk organizer works for virtually all setups and decor schemes. It measures 3.9 inches tall by 3.1 inches wide and deep. It can hold up to 20 pencils.

Expert Commentary

While keeping an organized desk might not occur naturally to your child, or offer any seemingly practical benefits, still there are plenty of advantages to doing it. Keeping a clutter-free desk removes unnecessary distractions so kids can have better focus on the task at hand, encourages them to sit with a correct posture, and keeps all the books and stationery in their dedicated place for easier navigation. You can place these desk organizers on a kid’s desk as they are very compact in size and have a kid-friendly adorable appearance that seamlessly blends with the overall aesthetic of a child’s workspace.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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