Win School Lunch with These 10 Tools to Get Organized

Everything you need to prep those back-to-school lunches.

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July 23, 2019

Packing school lunches can be a stressful task, especially when you’re rushing to get it done late at night or in the morning before running out the door. Luckily, there are plenty of tools — from label makers to storage containers — that'll take this chore from daunting to doable in mere seconds! Shop our life-simplifying picks below and see for yourself! They're just what you'll need to kick off the school year successfully.


BUY IT: Amazon, $35

The key to fast lunch prep is an organized kitchen pantry, and this label maker makes straightening up any space both fun and simple. It’s lightweight and handheld, making it super easy to store. It also has more than 20 font styles and over 150 emojis — so have fun!

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BUY IT: Amazon, $47.35

If you feel like you spend too much time helping your kid decide which snack they want each day, these POP containers are a game-changer. They’re super accessible and made of clear plastic, so that your child can easily see which options are available.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $18.95

Display what you'll be making for lunch each week with this magnetic menu board. Not only will it keep you organized throughout the week, it'll also help you stick to meal plans.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $29.18

This two-tiered Lazy Suzan-styled rack makes organizing lunch treats a breeze! Simply place snack bags inside and spin to your heart's desire. It's just what you need for those mornings you're running a little late and need to grab-and-go.

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BUY IT: Target, $14.99

Not only is this utensil caddy super cute, it’s perfect for pantry organization. Use it to hold dry snacks like jerky sticks, or to store your little ones' straws, thermoses or water bottles.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $44.99

If you're looking for a sleek and modern way to store all your juice boxes or canned foods, look no further than these grippable storage "cabinets." Each set comes with eight drawers that are each 6-inches wide so you'll be able to use them in both your pantry and your refrigerator.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $22.99

If you feel like your child has more water bottles than your entire family knows what to do with, you’re not alone. This water bottle holder is perfect for keeping bottles of all shapes and sizes organized and on display, so that you can actually put them to good use at school and soccer practice.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $14.95

These pantry labels are so cute, we wouldn't blame you if you slapped them on everything in your kitchen! They're preprinted in a delicate cursive font and feature over 110 common food items, so you won't need to worry about running out of them too quickly. They're also water-resistant and easy to apply, so go ahead and start sticking them on all of your cans, bags, jars, get the picture.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $19.99

I started using these in my own kitchen, and to say that they are a game-changer is an understatement! They make it so easy to see what food you have available, and I’ve honestly found that fewer items have gone to waste. The three tiered organizers come in a set of two — trust me, you'll want to use them everywhere!

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BUY IT: Amazon, $54.99

In addition to holding spices, this door organizer is perfect for holding snack bags of chips, nuts and even juice boxes. It’s also super space-conscious and easily attaches to doors or walls.

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