Back-to-School: 6 Tips to Keep Your Children Organized 


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There’s no denying that preparing for back to school is daunting. Not only are you rushing around to buy supplies, but trying to get everyone back into a regular routine can be challenging. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make the entire process easier.

Below we’re going to take a look at six tips that can help keep your children organized.

Interested in learning more? Keep on reading.

Practice waking up early a few days beforehand.

Walking up your kids after the holidays can be tricky, so you want to try and get them into a regular routine before they go back. Put the children to sleep and wake them up early a few days before school starts. This way, they will be alert, ready and the morning will go a lot smoother.

Keep track of schedules with a family calendar.

Balancing school, online classes, and extra-curricular activities can be challenging for larger families. Keep track of everyone’s schedule with a large family calendar displayed near your entryway or kitchen. Not only will it keep your children more organized, but you will never have to worry about accidentally forgetting a soccer game again.

Stock up on supplies before the rush.

It might seem easier to leave all the shopping to the last minute, but you want to get in before the rush. Stock up with the essentials early on so that your children have everything they need. There’s nothing worse than getting to the last day of the holidays and realizing that all the stores are sold out of glue sticks and colored pencils. Take a look at this back-to-school shopping list so that you don’t miss a thing.

Label everything.

It doesn’t matter if you have one child or five; labeling everything is extremely important. Your children will be able to keep track of their own belongings, and if they do lose something, there’s a good chance it will be returned. Check out these label printers to get started. Trust us when we say it’s one of the best things you will ever invest in.

Create a functional entryway.

You probably already know how frustrating it can be when your children come home from school. Shoes scatter the hallway; backpacks are thrown everywhere, and before you know it, important homework goes missing. By creating a functional entryway, you will have a drop-off point to keep everything in one place.

Prepare what you can the night before.

Finally, the last thing you want to do to keep your children organized is to prepare what you can the night before. Help them lay out their clothes, get them to pack their bags, and even prepare their lunch if possible. Being that one step ahead will make a world of difference.

And that’s it! By following the different tips above, back-to-school won’t seem like such a daunting and overwhelming time. The entire family will back to its usual routine before you know it.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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