5 Back-to-School Organization Hacks for Busy Moms
Summer is quickly coming to an end and school will be back in session before you know it! Sending your kids back to school on a positive note is the first step to having a positive academic year. Get back into the swing of things and start the upcoming school year stress-free with these back-to-school organization tips.
Between buys schedules, after-school activities and PTO meetings, back-to-school is perhaps the busiest time of year for any parent. To stay on top of your family’s to-do List, consider using a planner where you can design and conquer your schedule. Better yet, create a family bulletin board so everyone is on the same page. Keep track of football practices, doctor appointments, holidays and more in one spot to minimize your stress. Paper Source has plenty of calendars, planners and notebooks to choose from.
Perfect Your Pantry
An organized pantry can make for one happy family when it comes to packing lunches, finding after school snacks and cooking dinner in a rush. Keep your pantry fully stocked and ordered by storing food in labeled containers. Dedicate one section of your pantry as an “after-school snack station” so the kids can easily grab a healthy treat before dinner. The Container Store is your one-stop shop for all things Tupperware and more!
Maximize Your Foyer
Ah, early mornings. To get out the door on time with your sanity (and without forgetting anything), we recommend transforming your foyer into a “getting ready” room. Add a stylish shelf with hooks underneath where kids can put their backpacks, lunch boxes, jackets and shoes. Not only is the space functional, but it also adds a touch of style to your room while keeping everything neat and tidy.
Create a Homework Station
Help your little Einsteins ace their classes with an environment that encourages them to focus on their schoolwork. To do so, designate a quiet area as a “homework station.” All you need is a desk, a couple organizing bins, printer paper and plenty of pens and pencils. Once your kids have finished their assignments, transform the area into a relaxing coloring station to help them unwind with crayons, markers and other craft supplies.
Donate Old Clothes
De-clutter and donate old clothes before you go back-to-school shopping to make room for new additions in your child’s wardrobe. Chances are they’ve outgrown quite a few outfits from the previous year.
An organized life starts with an organized home. By making a place for everything and having everything in its place, you’ll be able to stay calm and organized all year round.
What is your secret to staying organized during the school year? Here are some other stores at Easton that can help you start the school year off on an organized foot.
Urban Home & Garden
Crate & Barrel
The Container Store
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