Back-to-school season is quickly approaching – do you know what that means? Time to organize! Prepare your home with useful back-to-school organization solutions to help your family get the most out of your home. From closet organization to entryway design, there are many ways you can ease the family into the new school year. Here are some tips to get you started:
Organizing a closet can be tough enough as it is, and it can be even more difficult to organize a closet for your little ones. However, if you designate ownership for all of their belongings, everything in their closets will be much easier to find. If your kids share a closet, labeling cubbies, storage bins, baskets and drawers with their names will help the organizing experience become a breeze – especially if you color-coordinate.
If you are dealing with a solo closet, try labeling drawers with individual articles of clothing so your child can easily locate them. Creating space in the closet that is easy to reach is key. You can store seasonal articles of clothing and other possessions in the higher shelves of the closet. As kids grow, the height of the shelves can be adjusted.
If you let your children take part in the organization process, it can help them understand how to keep their closet clutter-free.
Having an organized entryway or mudroom can help get your kids out the door much faster before school. Try positioning coat hangers that are easily accessible so your kids can store their favorite coats with ease. By adding cubbies or shelves, you can create user-friendly spaces for backpacks, lunch bags and other school accessories that don’t belong on the floor. Try implementing “grab-and-go” bins for each day of the week that carry school essentials, including binders, clothes, shoes, etc.
The home office can be a great place for studying or doing homework after school. Prep this space before the new school year starts by organizing a kid-friendly work space. This can include a portable table, chair, printer, paper, pens, lamps and anything else that will help your kids get their homework done in a diligent manner. Try to limit objects that can be a distraction in the home office, including TVs, video games, etc.
Prepping your home for back-to-school can be a challenging, yet exciting experience. Get started on your home organization early so that when the first day of school approaches, your home will be clutter-free.