I say this every year, but it hard to believe that back to school season is almost here. I’m putting together some organization hacks and ideas to help make this back to school season a little easier.
Back to School Organization Hacks
I’m putting the ideas in order from the things we do before school starts to the things we need once we get into the actual school year.
Start yourself off by learning these systems to add to your house. They’ll help you ‘get it all done’ as a mom, which is super helpful during back to school season.
Get your back to school shopping organized. It’ll help you save money and come home with everything you need.
Once you buy all the supplies, use this ingenious idea from A Bowl Full of Lemons to keep the extras organized, easy to access, and out of the way.
Back to school usually means some back to school clothes shopping. Get that organized and save money with this organization hack.
I always think a new school year is a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate the responsibilities my kids have. Use these free printable charts to keep you and the kids on the same page.
While you’re updating their charts, you can add some family dollars and tickets to your routine. They’ll help you give the kids jobs you can pay them for and help you regulate how much electronic time your kids have each day. Genius and so simple!
While you’re looking at your routines and family responsibilities, it’s a good time to look at your morning routine. Our Home Made Easy has great ideas on how to build your morning routine for success.
These backpack checklists from JDaniel4’s Mom can help set your kids up for success. They’ll help them be more independent in getting out of the door with everything they need.
While you’re looking at the kids’ routines, make sure you have them set up for success with a space to do homework. You could tweak this DIY desk from Your Modern Family to fit your home decor.
If you don’t have space for a full homework desk, you could have a homework cart like this one from Over the Big Moon. It’ll take up less space and still hold everything the kids need.
While they’re completing homework, they most likely will need a snack of some sort. Make it easy for them to grab their own snacks with this snack station.
You can also make a lunch station like this one from One Crazy House so they can take care of making their own lunches as well.
Once the kids are in school, there is all the inevitable paperwork. Blech! The Homes I Have Made has some great tips and ideas on how to keep that organized.
There’ll be lots to add to the family calendar during back to school and the school year, so make sure you have your calendar organized and ready to go with these tips.
A command center helps to keep everything together, accessible, and organized for the whole family.
Or you can try this type of command center and calendar organization from Tatertots & Jello.
Once you’ve got yourself ready, have a little fun together as a family celebrating back to school with these fun ideas from One Crazy House.
Finally, capture your child’s current likes and favs with this simple idea from Thirty Handmade Days.
So many great organization hacks for back to school!
Which one is your favorite? What organization hacks do you have that help you get through the back to school season? Help another mom out by leaving a comment below so we can all get a little smarter together! ?
So many great tips! I was just talking about making a homework cart. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
KC Coake says
Thanks! Yes, I agree, a homework cart would be great. It has everything they need and can be moved out of the way when not needed. Perfect!
Kate | The Organized Dream says
Great list of back to school organizing hacks! Organizing is really the foundation to a great school year!
KC Coake says
Thanks! I totally agree. If we can take the time to get organized it really does help. ?
Very useful ideas. I need to get that IKEA cart after seeing so many great uses for it.
Have a nice day!
KC Coake says
Thanks! Yes, those carts do see to have a ton of uses. Makes them an easy buy because when you no longer need to for one use, you can use it for something else. ?
Sarah @ The DIY Mommy says
I love the back to school traditions (the school supply scavenger hunt is brilliant!). Making the back to school process as fun and stress free as possible for kiddos and Mom! Thanks for the tips.
KC Coake says
Right! Doesn’t that look like fun! Glad you enjoyed the ideas. ? ?