Is your family ready for back to school?
Buying supplies, getting back to a schedule, organizing the books and clothes. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, like many others during this time of year, take a deep breath and keep reading to learn a few ways to stay organized this school year.
Create a Communication Station-
Keeping track of everyone’s schedules can be challenging. This year, keep up with your family and their busy schedules by setting up a communication center. This could be as simple as setting up a calendar in a frequented corner of your home for your family members to write down their activities. Another suggested item to put in this area could be a whiteboard or chalkboard for any notes or lists that may need to be shared. We recommend putting this by the door, on the fridge, or in a mudroom. To get the best results, be intentional in where you set up this space and how you explain it to your family. Keeping track of everyone is difficult, but by creating a communication station, you will be taking a significant step in getting yourself organized and prepared for the year ahead!
Dedicated Study Space-
Having a dedicated study space helps kids (and parents) focus on the work they need to do. A separate space helps focus on school and get into the mindset of learning. Coming home from a day of interactions may weigh more on them than it used to, and providing a quiet work space can make it easier to get homework done.
Add a School Shelf-
Keep your home organized and clutter-free all school year long with a school shelf! A school shelf is a dedicated area to store backpacks, books, empty lunch boxes, and extra school supplies. Giving these items a special spot in your home makes them less likely to end up thrown around or getting lost. (The dog ate it!) This space can be customized to fit your family’s needs in many ways.
The options are endless in how you could set up your school shelf:
hooks, bins, magnets, drawers, chalkboards, and more.
If you want help in designing, organizing, or building/mounting shelves, reach out to Property Doctors Handyman to get started.