With so much attention on getting the kids ready for the school year, it can be easy to overlook what you, as a parent, need for this big change. At my house, I prepare for the upcoming school year by getting organized. It keeps me sane! Backpacks, lunch boxes, jackets, flyers and homework all need a place. Today I thought I'd share stylish and practical ways to get your home organized and ready for the new school year.
The first thing you need is a backpack/jacket/shoe drop zone. The hurricane of "stuff" that comes in the door with my kids after school stresses me out! My life is better when I have a good system for dealing with it.
If you're lucky, you have a gorgeous mudroom with built-in lockers for each child.
If you're like the rest of us, something like these would really help keep things corralled:
|Slater Mill Hall Tree|
|Nantucket Hall Tree|
|Brennan 2-Piece Hall Tree|
|Premium Steel Lockers|
Once you've gotten backpacks, jackets and shoes organized, there's the endless stream of papers the kids bring home each day. Here are some cute ways to keep a handle on the clutter:
|Utility 2'x3' Message Chalkboard|
I love this chalkboard paper sorter. Each child could have a slot with room to spare and you could write to-do lists or reminders on the chalkboard. Plus the vintage industrial style is swoon-worthy.
|Metal Mail Organizer|
I also found these hexagon magnetic whiteboards:
|Hexagon Dry Erase Board|
Wouldn't it be cute to hang a grouping of them, one for each family member? Then you could write messages, reminders or to-do lists for each person!
What are you doing for you to be ready for back-to-school?
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