Back-to-School Organization Countdown
Gear up and get organized for the new school year.
Gather school information and prepare a home for papers
Create a school-year calendar and
Schedule school-related appointments
Start back-to-school shopping and plan children's wardrobes
Streamline school lunches
Organize children's rooms and homework areas
Plan daily routines
Send the children back to school prepared and eager for new challenges
Here are some helpful tips to think about during the next couple of weeks.
1. Commit to making 10-15 freezer meals once or twice per month.
This will make your life so much easier by avoiding figuring out last minute meals when kids are tired and hungry.
2. Determine screen time limits on devices before the school year starts.
Free apps like Screen Limit and Parental Control & Kid Tracker will help regulate your kids’ screen time so you don’t have to. Set the controls to allow certain times and see that your kids are getting their homework complete.
3. Create a Drop-off Point/Command Center for backpacks, books, assignments and other school items.
Entry Way Command/ Drop Zone
•Weekly Schedule list and Large Monthly Calendar
•Framed kids morning and after school routine list
•Filing folders for papers
•Drop boxes for backpacks, lunches, library books, etc.
•Kids saved art work by grade level in totes
•Possibly add hooks, shelves, corkboard
4. Corkboard Storage System
• Dry erase board
•Clutter free Storage Systems
Student Work Area Modular System
•Desk-work space with movable
•Supply box for:
Markers, paper, etc
5. Create a homework caddy.
When homework is done, cleanup is a cinch, and no one is ever complaining they can’t find what they need!
6. Choose outfits for the week for young children, then store them in a hanging organizer.
7. Take pictures of your child’s artwork and create a photo book instead of keeping piles of artwork.
8. Best back-to-school free apps to help you stay sane.
Here Comes the Bus for estimating arrival times
MyHomework for keeping tabs on tests and assignments
Dictionary.com for quick vocab reference
Brainscape for flashcards that won’t cause clutter
Overdrive for virtual access to your local library
Photomath to check your child’s math homework
Kim's Organizing Solutions