Back to school time is notably hectic. From scrambling to buy supplies to adjusting your internal clock, it can feel like you’re being pulled in a hundred different directions. However, if you get your house in order beforehand, you’ll find that both you and your family can ease back into the school year.
Taking control your family’s schedule is the best way to stay on top of things during the school year. This DIY command center allows you to keep everything—a calendar, to-do list, and schedule—in one place, so you’re less likely to forget and more likely to stay organized.
School supply lists can be overwhelming. However, before you head to the store, take inventory of what is left over from the previous school year. While buying new clothes may be unavoidable, it’s possible to reuse last year’s art supplies.
Create a homework space.
A dedicated homework zone can be extremely beneficial. Not only will it help your children focus when it comes to completing their assignments, you won’t have their school work spread throughout the house. Consider either setting up a desk in a playroom, or utilizing a quiet area.
Begin to meal prep.
In the morning, do you rush around like a mad person to pack lunches? Instead, consider using the weekends to plan out their lunches. If you utilize plastic storage containers, you can pre-make sandwiches and portion out their snacks. You’ll be surprised at how much time this can save you.