It’s hard to believe it’s time for school again! We know this time of transition can get a bit crazy. Here are eight organizing tips for back to school!
- Create a filing system and keep it in a place you will see often. You can use one folder for each child, each month or categories like “Band, Sports, Medical, etc.”
- Update all your medical information such as immunizations. Make sure your kids have gotten the physical they may need to participate in sports.
- Clean out your closets, and donate any clothes they will not wear in school to a homeless shelter, such as MUST.
- Buy school supplies, and throw away old notebooks, donate or sell textbooks, and throw away broken supplies (like that pencil that’s the size of your thumb!)
- Plan out lunches and create a lunch-packing station. Keep all your lunch boxes or bags, Ziplocs, containers, napkins, wet wipes, and pre-packaged snacks in one place for easy use). If planning healthy meals overwhelms you, try a service like Scrumpt.
- If you have more than one child, set a “bathroom” schedule and post it on the door.
- Create a central calendar and assign each child to a color. Some “smart” fridges even have one in the front!
- Set up a storage system. Streamline your garage or mudroom to create space for the kids to store their backpacks, jackets, sports/music equipment, and other school gear. If you don’t have a mudroom, dedicate one downstairs closets for your kids’ school things.