Five Essential Back to School Tips Plus $50 off September Special Offer!
I don’t know about you but I find late August bittersweet. Long, schedule-free days draw to a close soon replaced by early mornings and an increasingly hectic routine. Our kids, on the other hand, seem genuinely ecstatic to begin the new school year. If back to school fills you with dread and stress here are five proven tips sure to help:
- Create a streamlined exit strategy. Schedule time to declutter and organize your mudroom or hallway. You will shave minutes off your morning if everyone knows where to locate their belongings.
- Designate hooks and an area for each child’s backpack, jacket, sneakers etc. Train them to put their belongings in their spot as soon as they come through the door in the afternoon. Train them to do this as early as possible. You are instilling a life-long organizing habit and saving yourself (and them) hours of looking for things.
- Kids generally prefer to do homework in close proximity to a parent (I think we should all take this as a huge compliment). The kitchen table typically doubles as a homework station. Therefore, allocate a kitchen drawer or find a container and stock it with homework supplies. Clean up is easy and everyone knows where to locate items.
- Exploit your kids’ excitement for the school year by insisting they spend a couple of hours with you decluttering their rooms. (This tips works especially well if followed by a trip to Staples or back-to-school clothes shopping).
- Finally, always, I repeat, always have poster board on hand. I have heard the only reason Staples stays open till 8pm is to accommodate parents whose children sprung a last minute “I have a poster board assignment due tomorrow!”
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Back to School September Special at The Organizing Professionals!
Book two sessions in September or October with any organizer and get $50.00 off!
Also, don’t forget our referral bonus. Refer us to your friends and family and receive a $50 gift card after their first two organizing sessions.