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1 – A pre-printed whiteboard to organize and keep track of all family members’ events. 

  • Create a reuseable calendar to schedule everything each month. 
  • Color code entries to help all family members understand who is doing what activity.
  • Post your calendar in a place that all family members can access, view, and track it. 
  • Specificity makes a difference. Track after-school activities, lunch menus, sports practice and games, field trips and other class events, kids’ playdates and sleepovers, and drop off and pick up times. 
  • If you have young children, a sleep schedule may be helpful as well. 

 

2 – The start of school also means the beginning of cold & flu season, so be prepared by keeping a clean home. 

  • Deep clean the house through carpet cleaning, furniture cleaning, cleaning walls, tile or hardwood floors, rug cleaning, and throw useless clutter out. Chem-Dry Four Seasons can help with some of that too!
  • Wash all new school clothes. 
  • Pack hand sanitizer in backpacks. 
  • Don’t re-use clothes until washed. 
  • Regularly wipe down “hot spots” like kitchen counters, door handles, sink faucets, and even phones. 
  • Place doormats outside and inside all entry doors to minimize allergens and germs being brought into the home. 

 

3 – Organize the closet before the start of school to prepare for simpler mornings. 

  • Donate old unwanted clothes.
  • Implement a storage and labeling system in your closet. 
  • Perhaps you can color code, or sort by sleeve length. You can also use coordinated hangers to create an organized look and systematic approach. These ways of sorting make choosing outfits easier.
  • Create sections for specific activities like work, school, sports, etc, and preplan outfits for the week in each section to make getting ready easier. 

4 – Keep the main entrance of your home clear and as organized as possible to simplify your mornings routines. 

  • Create separate storage areas for kids and adults. 
  • Attach a hook for keys. 
  • Create a cubby to hang backpacks and keep lunch boxes.
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  • Add another drawer or cubby for wallets and purses. 
  • Whether in your closet or at the entrance of your home, create a shoe organizer to keep footwear organized for all school activities. 

 

5 – Organize your kids’ rooms to focus on the areas where they will spend the most school-related time. 

In their study and play areas:

  • Devise an area for kids to be creative and study. 
  • Make folders to organize homework for each day of the week. 
  • Set up a caddy with extra school supplies
  • Create school homework calendars and checklists on your child’s desk

In their bathroom:

  • Organize toiletries for kids with marked baskets, especially if your kids share a bathroom. 
  • Use colorful bins to distinguish the belongings of younger children. 
  • Use high shelving areas for older children and teens to put styling aids and makeup. 
  • Use a shoe pocket organizer behind the door to store other bathroom essentials.

 

All of us at Chem-Dry Four Seasons are wishing you a stress-free school year!

4 – Keep the main entrance of your home as organized as possible to make it easier to find things in the mornings. 

  • Create separate storage areas for kids and adults. 
  • Attach a hook for keys. 
  • Create a cubby to hang backpacks and keep lunch boxes.
  • Add another drawer or cubby for wallets, phone chargers, and purses. 
  • Create a shoe organizer to keep footwear organized for all school activities.

5 – Organize your kids’ rooms to focus on the areas where they will spend the most school-related time. 

In their study and play areas:

  • Devise an area for kids to be creative and study. 
  • Make folders to organize homework for each day of the week. 
  • Set up a caddy with extra school supplies
  • Create school homework calendars and checklists on your child’s desk

In their bathroom:

  • Organize toiletries for kids with marked baskets, especially if your kids share a bathroom. 
  • Use colorful bins to distinguish the belongings of younger children. 
  • Use high shelving areas for older children and teens to put styling aids and makeup. 
  • Use a shoe pocket organizer behind the door to store other bathroom essentials.

 

All of us at Chem-Dry Four Seasons are wishing you a stress-free school year!