August 1st may seem like just another day to many, but for those of us with kids (soon to be back) in school, anxiety is starting to build.
Here are a couple of things we’re doing at our house to make the transition a little easier:
Back to School Checklist:
Each of my kids has a B-to-S checklist. This one page visual helps them see the whole picture AND the smaller steps.
TIP: I love these durable clear pockets. It keeps together back up stuff (like the book report guidelines, summer math homework) and can easily be placed in a binder or filed when not in use.
Ready to Go Clothes:
After taking an inventory of back to school needs, I put outfit for each day on a hanger – we’ll add socks / shoes to each the night before.
TIP: Make this a weekly thing. When we start off our week with outfits ready to go, it always makes the mornings smoother. (smoother mornings = priceless)
Not only do these activities help them – and me – now, they are super beneficial down the road:
- Checklist = project management!
- Clothes ready = being prepared!
These little things become valuable habits your kids take with them.
And another bonus: Getting more organized here and there allows you and your family to enjoy more – and stress less – these last weeks of summer!