5 Ways to Get Organized for Back to School

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  • These back to school organization ideas will help you streamline your mornings and get organized for back to school, without the stress!

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    Is it even possible that the girls are going back to school in just a few short weeks? Unfortunately, it is. Summers are all too short – and often the fun is mixed with a bit of chaos! Pool bags coming and going, packing and unpacking for sleepovers, eating food on the go and lots of smiles in between. This time of year, it seems we’re never home, and it shows in our home.

    Soon the pool bag will be replaced with school bags, so it’s time to get organized for back to school! 

    I have found that back to school organization helps me retain my sanity and make the transition a little easier for all of us. Simple systems put into place so we can send their time at home having fun and decompressing, rather than picking up.

    5 Ways to Get Organized for Back to School

    1

    Kitchen Pantry

    I break down their sides and snacks into baskets so they can grab and go or pack their own lunch. One basket contains peanut items while another is fruit or veggie focused, another contains their daily splurge and finally, the coveted chips and crackers.

    This makes it easy for them to pack their lunch and snack for school.

    Having an organized pantry cabinet also makes breakfast quick and easy whether they're eating at home, or on the run!

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    2

    Refrigerator Organization

    Tired of packing your children's lunches? This refrigerator organization is the solution for you!

    Again, everything is broken down into drawers so the kids know exactly what to pack. They grab their water, meat and cheese, and fruit or veggie of choice all broken down into drawers and individual containers to take the guesswork out.

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    3

    Set Up a Home From School Station

    We use a combination of baskets and hooks in our mudroom to contain the clutter. Kids can kick off their shoes (or put them on) on the bench and stow them in the baskets below.

    Hang jackets and coats on upper hooks and backpacks on lower. This eliminates all the clutter from entering the home.

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    4

    Declutter

    A quick declutter always yields maximum impact with minimal effort! It's the best quick fix! Eliminate all the junk that collected over the summer, that is consuming countertop space and more!

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    Closets

    Again, a simple declutter is the place to start. Remove any clothes that are out of season or they have outgrown to eliminate the guesswork in getting ready.

    Tidy it up, and if you can, utilize a closet system to make it more efficient.

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