7 Awesome Back-to-School Organizing Tips
I know, I know.
You don’t want to hear about back-to-school organizing when you just got into your summer groove, but the truth is, the new school year is just around the corner and there are some things you can do now to make going back to school a breeze.
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Now is the perfect time to start organizing your home for the upcoming school year. To start you will probably want to declutter some of your stuff to make room for new school year purchases. Check to see what clothes and shoes still fit, what backpacks can be re-used and what toys your child no longer loves. Donate anything in decent condition that you won’t be using.
Organize Your Home
Once you’ve made some extra space by decluttering, it’s time to organize your home to make sure it functions well for you during the busy school year.
Make sure that you have a place for everything your kids will need to use on a daily basis and let them know where things go. You can also organize their clothing so school clothes are easy to find.
There’s a lot that needs to be done on school days, but you can make sure your home runs more efficiently by implementing routines. A morning routine can help your children get ready more quickly and an evening routine can help you get the kids to bed on time. Make a checklist for each child so you don’t have to nag them constantly.
Implement After Dinner Prep
Mornings will be a lot less crazy if you can prepare as much as possible the night before. Make it a habit to start preparing for the next day as soon as you are finished with dinner by placing backpacks in your GoZone, having your kids choose their outfits for the next day and preparing lunches and snacks.
Feed Your Freezer
Feeding your family doesn’t have to be the most stressful part of your day. Take some time now before school starts (and on the weekends during the school year) to prepare some meals for your freezer. Search “freezer meals” or check out my Freezer Cooking Plans HERE.
Make Breakfast Easy
To simplify mornings even more prepare easy breakfast items ahead of time such as muffins, breakfast bars, fruit and waffles.
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Stay Stocked Up
Ever run out of toilet paper? Avoid last-minute runs to the store by keeping all of your everyday needs stocked in your home. (Check out my favorite Amazon household deals HERE). Preparing before you need to not only saves time and money, but your sanity too!
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