Friday, July 13, 2012

8 Simple Tips for Preparing for a Stress Free Back-to-School Season!

Before you know it, the fall will be here. You can be sure this back to school season is stress free by following these 8 simple tips. 
Start preparing now to get your child organized. You may say, “It’s July, I don’t want to think about it now”.  Do not wait until the last week in August. 

Prepare now, even if you put a plan on paper and put it into motion later.

8 Simple Tips for a Stress-Free Back-to-School Season:
  • Get them in the habit now of organizing their clothes. Keeping like items together, color code, keep tops together, pants together, etc.  This tip will save you money because you know exactly what is in their closet and you won’t buy duplicate items. Go through their entire closet when the seasons change.
  • Be sure your child has an area designated in the home to do their homework. Give them a space in their bedroom or in another area of the home, preferably not the kitchen table. Give them a space that is their own space.
  • Buy them a small desk with drawers and bookshelves.
  • Hang a bulletin cork board for them to display reminders or favorite pictures from school. Contain the cork board to one area near the desk.
  • Organize the area keeping notebooks, books, writing utensils, and gadgets contained.
  • Work with your child to organize and develop their space.
  • Be sure to give them a calendar to keep on their desk that they can refer to for important project deadlines and activities.
  • Give them the tools and containers to store and organize loose papers.

Teaching your children to be organized at an early age will prepare them for the future in their personal lives and their careers. Organized people are more efficient, more productive, they save time and money. People will have more confidence in you if you are organized. Give your child the tools now to become organized.  

It is never too early to start!

Guest Blog Post: by Kristin Carcieri-MacRae. Kristin is a professional organizer and owner of Organizing In RI, LLC.  Kristin is  a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers.  She specializes in organizing businesses, residential, and life. Check out and LIKE her Facebook page too!

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