Summer is coming to an end and kids are preparing to go back to school. Over the summer families have lots of fun, make great memories and sometimes chaos fills the house. After gathering school supplies for the kids take some time to organize your home to make for a smooth transition as your kids head back to school. These simple steps will help you quickly organize your home and be successful in preparing for a new school year.
Designate a Drop Off Zone
One of the best things you can do for your family when organizing your home for back to school is designating an area to drop off back packs and lunch boxes after the school day. If you have a mudroom, be sure to clean and organize it so it is fresh and ready for the school days ahead. If you do not have a mudroom, find a small corner in your home or even your garage and place a couple hooks where the kids can hang their backpacks. This will help eliminate backpacks on the floor and help keep you organized when looking through items in their backpack and getting them ready for the next day.
Make Sure you Organize the Kids Closets
With new school clothes coming in, it is a great idea to go through your child’s closet to see what fits and what is too small. Be sure to organize it in way that is efficient for your morning routine when getting ready for school days. An organized closet will make it easier for you to find the new clothes purchased and helps you make sure you running around trying to find a fresh outfit, because a shirt is too small.
Declutter Your Pantry
Take time before the first day of school to declutter your pantry. As you are shopping for new lunch supplies and snacks make sure you clean your pantry and have places to put everything and it is set up in a way that is easy to grab and go. The last thing you need during the first week of school is chaos when trying to pack lunches.
Make Sure the Kids Bathroom Has Everything They Need
Take time to make sure you organize the kid’s bathroom and that they have all the supplies they need for getting ready in the morning. The first few weeks of school are an adjustment so it is best to make sure you have plenty of toothpaste and even a fresh toothbrush for the kids to make them feel their best. The more organized the bathroom is the less stress you will have on the mornings when getting ready.
Set Up A Schedule
The last thing you will want to make sure you have ready to go for the new school year is a new calendar. Be sure to write down all the important dates that you have coming home the first few days of school and any sports activities as well. A good morning and afternoon schedule is a great idea as well. Make sure you establish a routine in the first few weeks to help you stay on top of things throughout the year.
Taking these couple steps will help you prepare for the upcoming school year. An organized home can help you be best prepared for the busy mornings and the changes that come with a new school year. Follow these steps to best organize your home in the areas that will benefit you the most.