With summer coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school. It’s hard for both parents and children alike to get back in the swing. With summer off, I know it was hard for me, as an adult, to get back into the groove. Spending so much time time getting your kids up and ready for school and helping them with their homework, it’s a full-time job in itself.
Knowing how hard it is for me, I set out to help us both with this ongoing dilemma. I’ve searched for the best back to school hacks to make our entire school year easier. Bloggers are our best asset for coming up with tips we can actually USE. Let’s get this underway and get this year started of smoothly. Let me know what worked for you!
Backpack & Paper Station
Get your day started right without looking for everything at the last minute. I find the best stations are those that incorporate a place to hang the backpack, a place for the scholl shoes, papers to be seen and papers to be signed.
Organizing the next days outfit also makes mornings easier. With a hanging closet organizer you can put each day’s outfit onto a different shelf. From Better Homes & Gardens
Get Into A Routine
One of the best tips is getting your kids into a routine quickly. Using a plain wall clock and the colors of your choice, this allows no question with regard to the schedule. From Heathered Nest
Let’s face it, we are all tired in the morning. Make the morning routine easy to follow by using a bathroom caddy for each child using a storage container with clearly labeled tasks From Systems For Sensory Kids.
Use a large wall calendar to keep track of family activities. To make it easier to read, color code activities for each family member. From The Krazy Coupon Lady
Create a homework station by filling a supply bin with everything your kids need to do their homework. From Polka Dot Chair
After School Snack Station
If you set up an after school snack station in the fridge and pantry, it leaves no question as to what snack is acceptable after school. From The Krazy Coupon Lady
One thing that always makes life easier staying organized with kids school lunches. Print it off and keep it on your fridge so you never run out of ideas! From Tastes Better From Scratch
Back to school doesn’t have to be hard. These are some of the easiest to implement hacks that will have you starting off stress free. Try the tips and let me know what you think.