Back-to-school season can be as chaotic as it is a relief. After a long summer of keeping the kids busy, getting back into a set school routine should bring some order to your home. In a way, it forces you to stick to a schedule and stay on task which is so important when trying to stay organized.
But it’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose sight of basic household needs. These back to school organization ideas will help keep you afloat during the transition. Every project and tip are designed to get the school year off to a great start.
Don’t let your child fall into the habit of doing homework all over the house. The worst place for them to do homework is on the couch in front of a TV. By creating a space for homework only, kids will be less distracted and will begin to associate that part of your home with learning.
You don’t need a ton of space to create a homework station; just be sure there are enough chairs for every child. This example utilizes a blank wall, but you could convert any unused space like a closet or vacant dining room. The important thing to remember is to make this space specifically for homework and crafts. No video games, eating or social media at the homework station.
Use Cardboard to Make a Homework Caddy
This is an extremely inexpensive craft project that will get your kids into the idea of recycling. Gather some empty cartons, toilet paper rolls, and duct tape and begin crafting your own homework caddy.
Cereal, granola and pasta boxes work great for this DIY. Make this caddy with your kids and encourage them to keep all their homework supplies in one place.
Make a Command Center Using Frames
It’s so easy to make a family command center with nothing other than dry erase markers, frames, and a little creativity. Just replace the frame backing with an organization printable and start writing on the glass.
Having a will serve as a command center is an excellent way to keep the family in the loop. This particular Ikea frame hack serves as a Two-Week To-Do Board to help the family quickly visualize the days ahead.
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