I know, “back to school” already?! But yes, it really is almost that time of year. And I'm here to help you get as organized and prepared as possible before the school year starts. I've gathered nine different ideas that I know you're going to love.
- How to Organize Kid's School Papers + Memorabilia
This guest blog post from Natalie of Refined Rooms was so helpful! She shared tips on how to decide what to keep and how to store those “keepers” in a way that works best for you and your family.
- Printable Assignment Planner for Kids and Teens
This free printable from Shining Mom is designed to help kids and teens sort out their school work. There are different cover designs, practical layouts for different age groups, and they're so easy to print and use.
- How to Make a School Memory Box
This amazing mama created her own product called My Memory Box™ and this blog post includes the story behind why she created it, a video tutorial for setting it up, and a list of 10 reasons why its the easiest way to store school memorabilia.
- Establishing Your After School Routine
I'm sure for many of you the most hectic time of day in your house is from 3:00 to 6:00 pm…the time between kids getting hime from school and dinner getting on the table. This blog is all about taking charge of that time chunk, deciding what's important for your family, and making a routine of tasks and organization details that can be kept track of on a checklist. Super powerful, and helpful. I think you'll love this idea!
- Realistic Playroom Organization
Katie of Organizing Mom's shares 10 tips and ideas for organizing your playroom, including helpful reminders like: “don't expect perfection” and “use seating that doubles as storage.” There will for sure be something you'll see on this post that you will want to try in your own home.
- Back to School Clothes Organization System
This post from Here Comes the Sun has a great system that will help with the morning rush with kids: planning out their clothes for the day and the week in advance. Its a great way to use those hanging organizers. I almost want to start doing this myself!
- Make a Simple Homework Caddy
This is a great way to add a little extra organization for after-school homework sessions by keeping all the supplies your kids might need together in a portable tote or caddy. Helps them get homework done right away because they won't have to go hunt for the things they'll need. Such a smart idea! And she's got great pictures for you to see how she put together her family's caddy.
- School Lunch Station
Kierste, mama of 6 shared her process for how she makes packing school lunches easier for her and her kids. She shares her process, how she organizes her pantry and she's included a free printable for you to download and have as labels for your lunch ingredients.
- Student Planner with Editable Headings
One of the most requested printables in the Sweet Life Society has been the Student Planner and the Homeschool Planner, and the best part about these printable downloads is the editable headings feature. It is easy to use and makes these planners super customizable for you and the students in your life. Now is the perfect time to prepare for the next school year with these planners! We've got the 2017-2018 academic year printables available now in the club! You're going to love these.
Do you enjoy getting ready for sending the kids back to school? Mine aren't quite old enough yet, but I know I'll be keeping these ideas handy when the time comes.