Lately, our homes have become our everything, including our office, gym, classroom, movie theater and beyond. With school starting, now’s the perfect time to whip your home into shape and get ready for a smooth school year. Here is a checklist of suggestions on how to achieve a school ready home.
Check the closet: Now is the perfect time to make room by taking out anything that is no longer worn or fits.
Dedicate a space: Set up an area, or individual hooks to organize a space for backpacks, jackets and other things that are easy to grab as you run out the door and serve as a place to hang when not in the use, so its not on the floor.
Go Grocery Shopping: Stock up on those quick and easy breakfast option like frozen protein waffles and frozen fruit too! Create a snack box to help kids be more independent, let them pack their own snacks or grab their own afterschool treat to hold them off until dinner.
Check in nightly: Before preparing for bed, check in with your kids and use the time to reset the house for the next day. You can check in with the kids while letting them choose what they may want breakfast or set out snacks or lunch options for them to take the next morning. Use this time to get organized with any schoolwork, papers, or any extras they may need to bring the next day.
Prepare workspace: Whether your children are learning remotely or going back to in-person learning, it’s important they have a dedicated spot to do homework. Keep it simple with a clear space without a lot of distractions.
Allow your kids to participate in helping make your home back to school ready. Create a plan that works the best for you and your situation, and change the clutter and chaos to an organized, calm and cool space.