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20 Easy DIY Back to School Organization: Ideas for Students (Free Printables)
It sneaks up on you every year: that time when the kids go back to school! And with that means getting back into a morning routine. So why not make it easier on yourself? Get a head start with these 20 DIY back to school organization ideas that will make going back to school easier than ever. We’ve included free printables with tips for everyone in your home – from the teenager heading back to high school to the kindergartener heading to school for the first time to the busy mom with 3 kids. So get out your pencil, take some notes and get ready to start this year more organized than ever before!
Find a spot in your kitchen or living room to set up a dedicated workspace for your kids. Make it a place where they have everything they need to get their homework done. Get some school supplies together (pencils, pens, erasers etc.) and place them in an easy to find caddy or bucket. Make sure you have extra paper on hand as well and a place for a laptop or computer if they need to do some typing.
2. Morning checklist
Mornings don’t have to be stressful – and you don’t have to be the one to do everything either! Teach your kids a little responsibility by getting them to follow their own morning routine. Use the checklist below (laminated so it can be used over and over) so that they can tick off each item as they are doing it. Keep it on their bedside table or bedroom door so it’s the first thing they see when they get up in the morning. That way your kids will learn a routine and you can feel like there’s less nagging from you!
19. Kids chores
Help your kids learn some responsibility in the house by giving them a specific chore. By doing so, they’ll feel like an important part of the household and will feel more connected to the family as a whole. Encourage and praise your kids when they complete their chores so they know how important their job is to the family – even if it’s as simple as walking the dog or folding some laundry.
20. Stress-Free laundry day
Laundry shouldn’t be stressful, so make it easier on yourself by creating a system to organize your laundry. Buy plastic bins for each child that will easily fit under their bed. Label each bin with the following:
For your boys:
For your girls:
With these DIY back to school organization tips this September is sure to be your easiest one yet. Use the ideas and free printables above to streamline your morning routine – they’re sure to help you avoid stressful school mornings. A little organization will go a long way to finally giving you some much needed “me” time!
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