- Start with organizing yourself. Pull out that planner and home organizing notebook. Make a section for school if you don’t already have one.
- Start a priority list for things to do before the end of summer. Such as make a few freezer meals for busy school nights. And the following…
- Get the kids involved and go through the house corralling and collecting anything that can be used for the school year. Unused notepads, pencils, pens, crayons, erasers. Put them all in a box and check off what you don’t need on your back to school list.
- Get your school supplies list from the school or make your own. Be sure an knock off things you already have. As you purchase them organize the supplies somewhere where you can keep track on what you have. Such as in the box you created from you hunt in part 2.
- Organize the homeschool room the homework area. Rethink room layouts and storage. Work toward the goal of having it the way you’ve always wanted it. Make sure there is plenty of light and workspace.
- Take inventory of back-to-school or winter clothing. Box up the outgrown clothing and give it away or put it away for a small child. Make a list of things you need to keep an eye out for (when they are on sale). This is also a good time to note what your child may grow out of this winter. January and February are great times for winter clothing deep discounts.
- Clean up the children’s bedrooms with their help of course. Box up things they no longer want. Give them away or save them for your smaller children.
- Is your child going to college? Make a college essentials list and stay in budget.
It’s a great time for new beginnings, challenges, and opportunities. Help your child to make the most of it.