SCHOOL’S IN SESSION
BETH HUNTER, DECORATING, CRAFTING AND DESIGN BLOGGER OF HOME STORIES A TO Z, SHARES HER GO-TO TIPS AND TRICKS ON GEARING UP FOR THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEASON!
1. SNACK DRAWER STATION
Solve the stress of back-to-school lunch making by creating a dedicated lunch drawer filled with must have essentials— healthy grab and go snacks, sandwich supplies, lunch baggies, paper napkins, plastic cutlery and lunch box notes for your littles ones to stay connected and offer words of encouragement!
2. FAMILY COMMAND CENTER
Get a jump on the back-to-school scramble by taking some time to create a family command center. This vertical organizational system helps keep track of your family’s weekly events, daily chores, paper clutter and more.
3. CAR LINE ORGANIZER
Prepare in advance for carpool time by equipping the car with a backseat car organizer. Fill the pockets with extra school supplies, tissues, water bottles and healthy snacks.
4. MOBILE HOMEWORK CADDY
Don’t let homework be waylaid by missing supplies! Put together a mobile caddy stocked with homework essentials such as pencils, paper, scissors, colored pencils and glue sticks.
5. BACKPACK STATION
Whether your home has a full mudroom or just the space for a few hooks on the wall, corral backpack clutter with a designated backpack station. Turn a simple wall into a drop-zone by installing double hooks that are great for holding jackets too!
6. SCHOOL OUTFIT ORGANIZER
Avoid last minute indecision and morning clothing disputes with a clothing organizer. Let kids choose outfits for the week ahead of time and place each day’s outfit in a special bin, or on a labeled hanger.