Whether your child is starting middle school or you’re starting classes to finish your degree, getting back into regular routine post-summer can be a major adjustment. But with a little organization and planning, you’ll be back into the swing of things in no time. Today, we’re sharing 5 easy ways to get organized for back to school that will make the transition from Summer to Fall much easier:
1. Do a back to school purge
Walking into a new school year for yourself or your kids is a fresh start to begin new healthy habits and the opportunity to be more organized than the previous year. Declutter your closet, pantry, and car to make room for only the things you NEED this school year. Walk your house with a trash bag and be RUTHLESS!
2. Create a designated workspace
If your child does their homework at the dining room table or you find yourself finishing assignments in bed (bad habit), now is the time to invest in a desk/workspace that encourages and motivates you/your kids to get homework done.
3. Shop for school supplies early
Back to school supplies are set out as early as July, which can be sort of intimidating since it seems like Summer just officially started. Now that school is about two weeks away, stock up on notebooks, get your planner and other essentials to make this the most productive school year yet. Try to beat the long lines and shop on weekdays. Be sure to make a list and stick to it.
4. Keep a family calendar
Here’s one mantra, “If it’s not on the family calendar, it’s not happening.” Get your entire family on board with the fall schedule. Let everyone write their events, meetings, etc. on the calendar in their specific color so anyone can see at a glance what is coming up.
5. Invest in a planner
There’s a lot of options for planners out there, so try to find one that best fits your needs. One that has space for you to write your meetings, appointments, homework, kids activities, etc. The Glamorous Planner is great for students, mothers, and teachers. Its thoughtfully designed pages gives you tons of writing room to and allows you to check things off as you accomplish them. Not to mention,