We have been having an amazing summer! I sure don’t want it to end. We have been having the best time traveling to see family and friends, my kids have gone to some really amazing camps and we have spent a lot of time in the mountains. Back to school (and all the after school activities!) seems to be in the distant future. But it will be here before we know it, so let’s get prepared at home now! Start with these three things to feel more organized when the first day of school arrives:
1. Clean out your drop zone
This may be your mudroom, hallway or in your garage. Wherever this is in your home, now is the time to declutter and organize to get ready for your kids’ backpacks and shoes. And be sure to donate the sports & dance gear that no longer fits.
2. Refresh last year’s virtual school area to serve as this year’s homework area
I am so glad to be able to put virtual school behind us. Even though the kids will be back in school full time, they still need an area in your home for homework. Clear out a spot that is clutter free, quiet and calm.
3. Meal Plan & Prep
I’ve talked about this one before but this is one of the keys to having an organized week in a busy household. It’s amazing how much time you get back when you spend time upfront planning your meals for the week and prepping as much as you can ahead. And how less stressed you feel on busy activity nights when an easy dinner is already planned! I have been a bit relaxed about this over the summer but I am ready to get back on track!
I hope you all enjoy the last few weeks of summer and kick off the school year in organized fashion!