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Five Org Tips for Back to School

Five Org Tips for Back to School

Five Org Tips for Back to School

Back to school has happened for a lot of us and if your kids aren’t back to school yet, it’s right around the corner. As the school year begins, parents are often left with a mix of emotions. With the kids back in school, routines are getting back to normal but with that comes the challenge of managing school schedules and extracurricular activities that can add chaos to an already busy family life. Back to school can bring its own set of challenges when it comes to keeping things organized. To help you regain some control and make the transition smoother, we wanted to share our top five organization tips now that the kids are back to school.

1. Create a Family Calendar

One of the most effective ways to keep track of everyone’s schedules is by
creating a centralized family calendar. You can use a physical wall calendar or
opt for digital solutions like Google Calendar, or a dedicated family scheduling
app. Color-code each family member’s activities, including school events, sports
practices, appointments and even date nights! This visual aid will help everyone
stay on the same page and avoid scheduling conflicts.

2. Create a “Homework Station”

Homework can be a stressful time for both parents and children, especially if
there’s no designated space to focus. Create a homework station that's quiet,
well-lit, and stocked with necessary supplies like pencils, notebooks, and a
computer. Having a dedicated workspace can help kids concentrate and be more
productive. Make sure it’s free from distractions like the TV or video games.

3. Streamline Morning Routines

Mornings with kids can be a mad rush but we can make it smoother by
streamlining morning routines. Prepare as much as you can the night before. Lay
out clothes, pack lunches, and ensure backpacks are ready with completed
homework and necessary materials. Consider creating a checklist for each child
to help them stay organized and responsible for their morning tasks. This can
help make mornings less stressful and more enjoyable for all of us.

4. Create a Family Command Center

The family command center is a designated area where you can keep important
documents, schedules and other essentials organized in one place. Consider
installing a bulletin board, whiteboard, or a wall-mounted organizer. This central
hub can hold everything from school permission slips and sports schedules to
grocery lists and chore charts. And if you have a physical Family Calendar – this
is where it should live! By having a command center, you’ll have a single place to
manage all your family’s information.

5. Declutter and Donate

With the kids back in school, it’s an ideal time to declutter the house. Go through
closets, drawers, and playrooms to identify items that are no longer needed or

outgrown. Encourage your children to participate in the process – together you
can decide if items should be donated, sold, or thrown away. It can be a great
lesson for the kids about giving back by donating to those in need. Once you’ve
decluttered, your home will feel more organized and lighter.

These tips can help you make this school year a breeze! Organizing our lives now that the kids are back in school isn’t just about efficiency, it’s about creating a calmer, more harmonious environment for our family. A well-organized family not only reduces stress but also ensures that everyone can focus on their activities with ease.
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