It’s just about time….Summer is almost over and it’s time for Back to School! What lies ahead? Schedules, sports practices and games, homework, lunches, events, meetings, we can go on and on.
We have been sharing Back to School ideas for you over the last couple weeks. Today we are chatting about Organizing Tips. While I like to think of myself as an organized Mom, at least most of the time, there is always room for new ideas and improvement.
Whether you are looking to tackle the paper clutter, create an organized system for homework, help your kids organize their desk or maybe you need some dinner ideas. Here are some helpful ideas…
Creating one spot to hold all the schedules, calendars, bills and more is easy and will save you a ton of time. See how I created this Household Binder.
Taming Homework Time
Homework time can be a battle if you are constantly looking for supplies. Create a Homework Box to hold all the supplies that might be needed. And with all the Back to School sales going on right now, stock up for later too.
One of the organizing tools I use for my boys’ important papers is a simple file box. There are tons of artwork, school papers, certificates, awards and so on that you need and want to keep. It’s also a good spot to hold medical and dental records. Create your own file box with these tips for organizing.
Create a Command Center
One of the best things we have ever made is the Magnetic Dry Erase Wall. It’s easy to do and can be made in a variety of sizes. I think one in the kitchen for a grocery list would be great!
I love this area! I have seen the photo on several different blogs and couldn’t seem to trace it back to it’s original owner. One of the blogs I came across during my search was Beach and Barn, they share more great ideas for Command Centers too! I love how even though it’s a small space, it accomplishes a lot. We have an area near our back door that I have been wanting to re-do almost since we moved in nearly 3 years ago. Maybe it will happen soon.
This Command Center that was shared by Katherine Marie, is brilliant! I love the little clipboards to hold information for each day of the week. And the chalkboard…to die for!
Help your student create a special spot for all the supplies they need. Learn more about these Desk Organizing Supplies.
Organize Dinner Time
Menu Planning, specifically Monthly Menu Planning, is absolutely one of the easiest ways to organize your time in the kitchen, especially now, when the kids come home from school and there is homework, sports practice, games, and meetings.
We all know how laundry multiplies. Tackle those piles of laundry and get organized with this Mobile Laundry Station!
Share your organizing tips with us!!