While most parents may be looking forward to their kids heading back to school, what we are dreading the most is all the paper and things that will start coming home. In the weeks leading up to the first day of school, you may want to take the extra time and get things organized!
From getting the school supplies in one handy spot to a file folder for all those papers, now is the time to get ready! We put together some of our favorite back to school organization tips from across the internet!
Getting Organized for Back to School
Plan out school outfits – Organizing outfits for each day of the week looks like a good way to save time in the morning!
DIY Chalkboard Backpack Station – Corral the backpacks, shoes, and trail of paper with a chalkboard backpack station.
Daily Reminders on the Door – Put magnets or sticky notes on the back of the front door so you don’t forget anything on your way out.
Homework Supply Caddy – A dedicated organizer with all the supplies we would need to complete homework and projects for the upcoming school year.
The Ultimate Command Center – A great way to help the kids keep track of what they need to do each day.
Organize Your Binder – Make a binder notebook super organized and carry it everywhere.
School Papers Bin – Keep all the important school papers, artwork, and other keepsakes in a centralized spot so you always know where it is. With printable tags for every year, this bin will be a keepsake long after the year is finished.
Art and Schoolwork Storage Binders – Create binders to hold all the artwork and classwork that comes home.
Morning Routine Printable Cards – Use these printable routine cards to keep kids moving in the morning.
Ikea Homework Station – Use a cheap table from Ikea to create a homework station with all of your school supplies handy.
Create a Snack Station for Grab and Go Lunch Packing – Get the kids involved in packing their lunch by making it easy for them to help!
School Lunch Planner – Print out this planner so kids can pack their own lunches!
Backpack Checklist – Attach this simple list to your child’s backpack so they don’t forget anything important!
Family Bulletin Board – Set up a family bulletin board to keep things organized throughout the week.
School Cubbies – Use sturdy boxes to make cubbies for the kids. This can be a place where they can have their backpacks, homework supplies and even shoes ready for the next morning.
School Supply Organizer – Add scrapbook paper to this shoe organizer for a stylish and practice way to store school supplies.
After School Checklist – Add this printable checklist to a frame for a reusable list to keep everyone on track after school.
Lunch Money – Turn blank envelopes into Lunch Money envelopes, where you can clearly write where the money goes when the kids get to school.
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