The kids will be heading back to school before we know it! Take some time to organize your house for back to school now so you are organized for the new school year ahead. Here are 15 ideas you can do now to prepare for the craziness!
Whether your kids go back to school next week or next month, back to school will be here before you know it!
I’ve received many requests for ideas for how to organize your house for back to school. I don’t have school-age kids yet, but I still find myself craving order and wanting to create new systems in our home.
I have 15 ideas to share with you ranging from streamlining things in the kitchen to dealing with all of the paper clutter that will no doubt start piling up once school begins.
Organize Your House For Back To School
Every household needs a solid routine and back to school is the perfect time to get back into a daily routine. Here are a few resources to help you get into a routine again:
My personal process for creating a routine, whether you are starting from scratch or just need to modify it a bit.
This printable checklist is so cute! Perfect for hanging on the fridge or your command center to remind your kids of the things you do every day after school.
Some great tips for creating a plan that helps the entire family slowly adjust to your new routine leading up to the first day of school.
Smart tips for keeping mornings organized instead of hectic.
Get Your Kitchen Ready
Download this free printable grocery list so you’re prepared for grocery store runs and can be sure your pantry and fridge stay stocked during the busy school week.
If you always forget your grocery list at home, try a digital one instead! Evernote makes it easy for multiple family members to add to the list and I love the little check boxes you can use instead of bullet points.
I love how Jamie organizes snacks in her fridge using clear bins. They keep everything super organized and easy for kids to grab.
Print a few pages of these little lunch box notes and tuck them in lunches every day or every once in a while. And use the printable lunch planner so you’re never scrambling to pack a lunch at the last minute.
Here’s a look at how we created a simple lunch packing station. Emptying packaged items into baskets and portioning food into small baggies makes it simple to pack lunches every day.
Create A Command Center
Kara took advantage of a small wall in her house to create an organized command center for her family. With space to write notes and stash papers, it’s a great way to keep things organized when you’re coming and going every day.
I love how Chelsea created an organized command center on her fridge. And her meal planning system is so smart!
Declutter The House
Do a little decluttering before school starts! Use the printable sorting signs to designate boxes for donations, trash, etc. and encourage your kids to help declutter their rooms.
Get Ahead Of The Paper Clutter
This app looks super useful! Use it to save photos of your kids’ art projects so you can preserve the memories without getting buried in paper. You can even print them out as prints or books later on.
Don’t get buried in paper this year! Having a system in place for all of the mail and school papers that come into the house will prevent them from piling up on the table or kitchen counter. Let’s make it a mission to avoid those dreaded paper piles this year!
Set Up Your Planner
These planner stickers are so stinkin’ cute! Print a few pages of them and you’ll be all set to organize your planner with carpool days, field trip dates, practices and more.
I hope this blog post gave you some good ideas to organize your house for back to school!
Have a great day!