I had a problem with pens, pencils, erasers all over the place but never where you were when you needed them. Then when I was in the stationary store, I saw a solution.
Step 1: Gather the Necessities While the Back to School Stuff Is Availabe
I bought a file case. I had looked at magazine holders and other file holders but settled on this style as it was the cheapest. Then I bought a lot of cheap pencil boxes.
I took them home and gathered everything together.
Step 2: Label and Stack
I put each item in its own separate pencil box and labelled it on the end.
When everything was labelled I stacked the pencil cases in the file box.