For all busy parents, staying prepared during the week can mean the difference between being on time or running behind because, well, kids are just unpredictable little humans. Here’s some advice from organized moms who’ve been there and learned that it’s better to stay on schedule.
Prepare for the School Day Early
If time allows, organize for a school day the night before because you never know what the morning will bring. Fill backpacks with any necessary homework, pick out school clothes and have lunchboxes ready.
Mornings tend to be hectic, and when stuff goes wrong, it can all go haywire. If you have shoes and backpack ready right by the door, you can grab everything right as you go.
Create a Home Base to Avoid Clutter
Create a powerhouse homework station. If your kids know where to find and keep their school stuff, they’re less likely to lose those things and require more of your time. Kids are unpredictable and you never know what they are going to do, but organization can help. Designate a shelf, basket or desk where they will know how to keep and return their schoolwork every night to avoid lost papers and missed assignments.
Teach Them to Help You Organize
Kids should be learning at school and at home. Whether you’re packing lunches, organizing after-school snacks, or doing the laundry for clean clothes, make sure that your kids are learning organization with you.
It takes time to make organization become a habit. Good organizational habits at a young age will mean even better organizational skills at an older age (with any luck).
Here’s to another great school year!!