To ease that stress I have found some great organizing ideas to start your school year off right.
1. Give their coats, shoes and backpacks a home. A hallway, corner or mudroom or even a small closet can serve as the perfect drop point for all their gear.
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3. Take charge of all that paper. Sort the papers as soon as they come in the door. Throw away those you don't need, and organize the ones you do into folders such as "to return", "in/out" or by person. Find a system that works for you.
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4. Create a homework station. Head off the usual time wasters (such as I can't find a pencil) and give them a space to concentrate and complete their homework. Whether it is a basket filled with supplies on the counter or a dedicated workspace, you can create a space that is organized and one they look forward to using.
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5. Make packing lunches and after school snacks a whole lot easier. Create grab and go snack options by making individual portions and storing them in the refrigerator in one easy to identify container.
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Spend an hour on Sunday getting lunches ready for the week. Individual packages makes putting them together easy.
6. Last but not least, create a quiet corner for you to sit back and enjoy once the kids are off to school or on the weekend. Having a place to recharge can help you tackle the rest of the day or weekend with less stress.
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Happy school days!