Some of us have only precious few days until school starts back. Others of us have a little longer, but chances are we are all beginning to prepare for the school year.
Even if you haven’t yet bought school supplies, I bet you have at least obtained a supply list so you’ll know what you need.
Today I’d like to share a few tips for getting organized for the new school year.
1. Clean out your children’s dressers and closets.
This will not only help you to be able to find things more quickly; it will also help you to see what school clothes you need to buy. When I cleaned out my daughter’s closet, I realized I didn’t need to buy as much as I thought I needed.
Go school shopping as soon as you get the list (if you can). Waiting til the last minute can mean some of your supplies with be hard to find.
Have an area free of distractions where your student can concentrate and have all his or her supplies on hand.
The beginning of a school year is always crazy but you cannot sacrifice nutrition. Make ahead some nutritious meals and all you’ll have to do is take them out of the freezer and cook them.
No one likes waking up a cranky, sleepy kid and dragging them out of bed. To make it easier on everyone, get back into your school routine by going to bed early and waking up early before school starts back.
Write down everything and get into the habit of checking over your calendar each night before you go to bed.
Few can clean their whole house all at once every week. Establish a routine where you can clean a little bit each night.
Before you go to bed, get ready for tomorrow as much as you possibly can. Pack your lunch, lay out clothes, make sure your clothes are ready. Put your bag and everything you’ll need by the door. Put the coffee in the pot and set the timer. Know what you want to eat for breakfast. Mornings are stressful, but preparing for them makes them easier.
10. Relax and look forward to the new school year. I hope your summer has been wonderful.
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