The summer swelter is nearing its end. Before your kids trade swimming for studying, you’ll need to stock up on the essentials. That’s where your fave Swedish retailer comes in. Along with the must-have meatballs and lingonberry sauce, an IKEA study table, IKEA desk and other school-ready picks can make the summer-to-school transition the best time of the year. Keep reading to see our favorites.

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RÅSKOG Utility Cart

Organize your child's workspace with the IKEA RÅSKOG utility cart ($29.99). Fill the bins with pens, pencils, paper and every other school supply your student needs. 

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MÅLA Paper

Make your child's crafting dreams come true with this assortment of rainbow hues ($4.99). The paper pack comes with different colors and different sizes too!

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LUSTIGT Caddy

Store your child's fave art supplies in IKEA's LUSTIGT craft caddy ($17.99). Not only can they keep crayons, markers and pens in the box, but there's also an A4-size paper storage tray in the bottom. 

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VÄGGIS Noticeboard

Forget about Pinterest for a moment. This noticeboard allows your child to pin their favorite artwork, reminders or anything else IRL. And it's only $5.99!

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LUNS Magnetic Board

Double-duty products are the best. And this pick does just that and more. Your child can store small supplies under the board, use magnets to display artwork or draw on the chalkboard ($14.99). 

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MICKE Desk

The simple IKEA desk ($99.99) fits almost any room. Combine it with other IKEA units or keep it as is for a minimalist work station. 

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LANKMOJ Pen Cup

This triangle-shaped 'cups' ($4.99) will keep your kids' pens, pencils and everything else organized all school year long. 

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MYRHEDEN Memo Board

The MYRHEDEN memo board ($14.99) comes with clips for a creative display option. Clip your kiddo's school work or set real-life reminders—by clipping them to the board.

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FÖRNYAD Pencil Case

So you say your kiddos need something cute to carry their pencils in? This pick ($6.99) is an adorable option.

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HEMNES Desk

If your child needs more storage space, this HEMNES desk unit ($449) is ideal!

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JULES Desk Chair

Now that your child has a desk, she needs somewhere to sit. The JULES chair ($34.99) is easy on your back-to-school budget, adjustable and cute!

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FLISAT Desk

With three different heights, this children's desk ($79.99) is an adjustable option your kiddo will enjoy for years to come. 

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VIMUND Desk Chair

Kids can get comfy in this ergonomic junior chair ($69.99). 

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KUNGSFORS Magnetic Clip

The KUNGSFORS clip ($4.99 for three) is perfect for organizing your child's school papers, artwork or other papers. Or use them to leave little reminder notes behind!

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KNALLGUL Clipboard

Brighten your child's school day with this bold-hued clipboard ($3.99). This desk accessory can show off your child's style while they get their work done.

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LANKMOJ Folder with Stickers

The LANKMOJ folder ($2.99) comes with stickers to decorate your child's soon-to-be new favorite school supply. Not only can your child personalize the folder itself, but he can also add the stickers to their notebooks, papers and just about anywhere else. 

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LANKMOJ Mini Chest

Where will your child stash his school stuff? This two-drawer chest ($5.49) is perfect for pencils, pens and other small school supplies. 

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MÅLA Chalk

Little artists will get a kick out of these bold colors. Your child will get nine pieces of chalk in a pack for $2!

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MÅLA Colored Pencils

If your pint-sized Picasso is all about drawing, this 10 piece pack ($3.99) has a rainbow of colors to create with. 

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VÄNSKAPLIG

For $4.99, you can score this set of colorful accessory bags. Use them for pens, pencils, crayons, markers, or anything else your kiddo has to carry. 

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FÖRNYAD Pencils

Your kiddo needs pencils And, these IKEA pencil picks ($2.99 for five) are pure perfection.

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TJENA Desk Organizer

Keep your kiddo's desk clear with this pretty pink organizer ($3.99). 

 

—Erica Loop

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