One of the keys to making back to school season easier is to be organized. Organization is key to getting kids out the door on time and getting things done faster. If you want this year to be better than last year, you’re going to want to follow these back to school organization tricks.
Hang a File Holder by the Door for Important Papers
While many teachers are now sending paperwork home through email, you will still receive the occasional paper that needs to be signed and returned. To make it easier for your child to get the papers to you and you get the papers back to him, hang a file folder for the papers to be placed in.
Cut the Clutter by Using One Notebook and an Accordion Folder
Unless your child’s school specifically states she needs certain supplies, use one notebook that has easy tear out pages and an accordion folder that has tabs you can label. Your child can label each tab with one subject. When she takes notes or does an assignment, she can tear the page out and file accordingly.
Create a Supply Closet
Back to school season and after back to school season is the best time to stock up on school supplies. Not only can you get killer prices throughout back to school season, but the clearance prices after school has started are truly amazing. Stock up and create a closet or bin where you keep the extra supplies. That way, you have everything your child needs throughout the year.
Place Lunch Items Together
To make lunches easier to pack, place all the lunch items together in the fridge in one bin. You can do the same in your pantry. Whether you or your child are packing lunch, it’s much easier to do.
Put Together Outfits Once a Week
Last, but not least, let your child pick out outfits for the entire week on Sunday. You can then put the outfits in a hanging closet organizer. Place one outfit in each slot for the day of the week. This makes it so much easier for your child to get ready each morning.
Back to school season doesn’t have to be crazy. There are so many tricks you can use to get your child and home organized for school. Spend just a bit of time and you’ll be able to get your child out the door each morning without a lot of problems.