For those of you with children, the new school season has already started or is about to begin. And after the lazy days of summer, getting the kids out the door in the mornings can be a real challenge. Getting homework done, papers gathered, outfits ready, etc., can be real challenges too. I’m sure I’m not the only one who ever dealt with the chaos that can come when you can’t find a shoe, book, or jacket just as you’re leaving the house.
Being organized though can help your child have a more successful school year. If you feel frazzled in the mornings, your kids probably feel the same way, which isn’t the best way to start the day off. Having areas designated for homework, healthy afterschool snacks on hand, electronic stations, and a main organizational calendar to keep up with everything can make each and every day a bit easier and more productive, hopefully helping your child be more organized and less stressed.
For those busy moms and dads, here are 11 great ideas on how to get better organized, which will help prevent the back-to-school chaos. Most of these are super simple, inexpensive, and can truly help your child, (and you) have a happier, less-dramatic school year.