Back to School Organization Hacks for Busy Parents
In just a few weeks, schools are about to open their doors for another school year. And with the pandemic causing drastic changes in our education system since 2020, it’s going to be vital for the parents to provide a great support for their children’s learning needs.
Some schools are ready to welcome back their students for in-person classes, while some still encourage at-home learning. Regardless if your children will go back to school or continue learning from home, here are some of the things that you should do to make back to school easy and hassle-free (especially for busy parents like you).
Set aside a space for their bags, shoes, jackets, and other things
Sick of finding lost pair of shoes a few minutes before the bus arrives? Here’s a key – organize your kids’ outdoor stuff in one place. By doing so, you can avoid the rush and enjoy a calm morning.
Keeping a place for all these things will also save your mudroom from unnecessary clutter. Moreover, you’ll have a place to sanitize their shoes, bags, and jackets, which is highly essential nowadays.
Not enough space? It doesn’t really have to be a big room. You can set a small space where they can hang their backpacks and coats and a shelf to put their shoes. It can be a small portion of your entryway or a section of your garage.
Schedule what to wear and organize their cabinets
Life will be so much easier when everything’s organized and yes, that includes your kid’s clothes. Arranging your children’s clothes according to days will help a lot in keeping their cabinets clean and organized.
Create a weekly routine where you organize their clothes for the following week. Make it a fun activity by including your kids in planning and letting them choose what they want to wear.
Set up a homework station
Regardless if they go to school or study at home, it’s essential to have a place inside the house for your children to work on their school activities. Aside from keeping the clutter in one room, it will also keep them focused and avoid distractions.
Organize your school supplies
Keep those extra notebooks, paper, pens, crayons, and other supplies in a cabinet and only bring out enough supply for your kids. Make sure they’re easy to reach and always available so the children can get what they need.
Your supply storage doesn’t have to be boring. Add some fancy labels and DIY decorations to make the kids excited and interested.
Younger kids can get too excited though, so keep your extra supplies on the top shelf and only bring out what you think they’ll need. Needless to say, you got to make sure to keep the sharps, too. Ask them to get some help if they need to use box cutters and scissors.
Family command center
Keep your house organized and all the members of your family up to date with a family command center. Place all your reminders, notifications, bills, and calendars in this space so everyone can see. Again, it doesn’t have to be dull and boring. Have fun with it and make everyone involved.
These are just some ideas you can try to make the whole school year easy for you and your children. How do you prepare for school?
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