As much as we don’t want to talk about it, we have to. Yes, it is still summer, but school is just around the corner and the influx of papers and homework are about to happen! On the segment of Organize Your Life, I share some simple things you can do to curb the chaos. These back-to-school home organizing tips are easy things you can do in your home to set up a homework station and supply area! I would love to hear how you set up your home for kids that are going back-to-school!
1. Create a homework station- Use a rolling cart with drawers or a specific area where homework will be done. Include: paper, scissors, markers, pen, pencils, tape, glue, rulers, etc.
2. Create a “school” binder- Using a three-ring binder & pocket folders with tabs, label each tab with each child’s name on it. Use this binder for phone lists, school calendars, and important school information.
3. Have one folder per child just for graded homework. Use this folder to stash graded papers that are brought home for ONE quarter. When the quarter is over, toss all the papers. This is a “just in case” stashing spot in case there is a discrepancy over any grades
4. For younger kids that bring home a lot of art work and worksheets, immediately toss anything that is NOT an original creation (either an original piece of art or writing). If there are things you want to keep, start a memorabilia box. A medium sized plastic bin with a lid is good. Label it with the childs name. Anytime you want to keep something, simply toss it in the box. Create a bin of extras- purchase extra school supplies and store in a bin in a closet or shelf.