Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Organizing for Back-to-School

Schools Closed
Say what, already! Well, school may still be closed for the summer, but I passed by an elementary school up the street from my house and the marquee read the first day of school is in early August. I know the Midwest and some other regions don't start until after Labor Day.

Also, Walmart has an aisle of school supplies up and ready for shoppers. I like to buy stuff for my nieces who live in Colorado to send before they head back-to-school. While the kids and teens are enjoying their summer, it may be time to set aside a day or afternoon to organize their room especially the desk area. Make a list of items needed to restock the drawers with glue sticks, pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers and more.

Start the school year off on the right right foot by having a clutter-free workspace for homework and class projects. Set up a bulletin board in the room to pin important messages from school or projects due. One important thing to have hanging on the board is a calendar to keep track of happenings and assignments.

Don't you just love planning ahead :-) It just makes for a smooth transition and eases the anxiety both parents and kids may feel. Take time to get organized from summer vacation to back-to-school.


  1. Some of my friend's children start in August.

    1. It won't be long before the school buses roll again :-) In the meantime, the kids sure will enjoy the rest of summer!