How to Keep Your Home Organized for a Successful School Year

As the beginning of a new school year starts this week, you will want to make sure your home and your family are ready for the chaos of extracurricular activities, sports, school papers, and much more. Developing a system or schedule can be helpful in getting back into a routine, especially during those first few weeks. Here are a few suggestions on creating a family system that works.



Where:  Having a designated spot for permission slips, book bags, band instruments, etc.   This will help prevent chaos in the morning when you are running late and can’t find something.  Our Drop zone is a perfect place to store all of your kids “school stuff” and much more!


What:  Creating a calendar with the entire family’s schedule from school to soccer practices, to even what’s for dinner that night.  This will help take the guess work out of your week.  We love this oversized acrylic wall calendar and the fact that it looks great is an added bonus!

When:  As soon as your child gets home, have them empty their book bags and folders.  That way you can retrieve any papers, sign permission slips, or even add more items to the calendar.

How:  Routine is extremely important in helping to keep families on track.  Post a morning and evening checklist in their rooms so they will always know what needs to be done.  Here is another great “To Do List” that you can put in your kids’ rooms or even bonus room.

We want to wish all teachers, administrators, staff, and students a great school year!

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