Let’s face it, going back to school is stressful. Getting ready for back to school time can be quite a challenge. There are so many things that we have to remember as parents and so many challenges that present themselves on a daily basis. Well one of the biggest challenges for my family is keeping organized. So we have a back to school organization plan that we follow to help keep things in order.
Back to School Organization Tips
1. Lay Out Things the Night Before
Each night I go through everything that is in my kids’ bookbags. I make sure that papers are signed and that everyone has everything that they need. I check homework, make sure that it is put back in their bags, and make sure that they have money and everything else that they need. Doing this really helps us to plan for our exciting mornings and keep things well organized.
2. Keep Cars Organized
I will admit that I STRUGGLE when it comes to keeping my car organized. One thing is for certain, I am willing to check out any products that are going to make this easier for me. This is where Bubble Bum‘s new and exciting product, Junkie, comes into play. Junkie is the single best organizer that I have ever found.
This organizer has it all…a garbage bag, trays that fold out for kids to eat and write on, an iPad (or other tablet holder), cup holders, and a toy box. That’s right, it has all of the things that you need to keep your car picked up and organized. Plus it is made out of a high quality plastic that is not going to easily be torn up when kids are abusing it in the car.
3. Let Kids Be Kids
I used to fret over everything…what my kids were eating, what they were packing in their lunch, and what they were wearing. I finally gave up and let them be kids. If they pick out an outfit that does not match, I might suggest that they consider something else but I am not going to fight with them. Instead I just smile and go on with my day. Doing this allows for them to be read for school and me to have my sanity.
Getting back in the school routine is hard. Being able to find the things that you need to help you stay on track is easy and something that is possible even for an unorganized mess of a person like myself.