Best School Year Yet! 9 Organizational Tips and Tools for School Year Survival
Get Into a Routine Early
Create Weekly School Lunch and Dinner Menus
Speaking of grocery shopping, we love this "All Out Of" magnetic grocery pad. It has everyday grocery needs listed, so all you need to do is check them off when you need more. Each section also has blank lines, so you can fill in any foods or specialty items that are specific to your family's needs. When it's time to head to the store, tear the sheet of paper off and you're ready to go!
Make a Homework Station
If you need a little help getting started, try these Pinterest-inspired homework station ideas.
Organize Closets and Dresser Drawers
While you're organizing your closets, take the time to switch out your summer clothes and make some extra room by weeding out and donating any clothes or shoes that no longer fit.
Set Up a Family Bulletin Board and Vertical Space
Try creating your own Pinterest-inspired bulletin board, or use self-adhesive cork tiles for a quick and easy DIY project.
Keep a Family Calendar
For a more visual off-screen solution, keep track of family schedules with a reversible wall calendar that has the upcoming school year (July 2014 - June 2015) on one side, and the 2015 calendar year on the other.
Manage Your To-Do Lists
We know that sometimes the only time a busy mom has time to think is in the shower, which is why we love to keep a waterproof notepad in the bathroom to jot down ideas and reminders. This Aqua Notes Waterproof Pad has 40 sheets of waterproof paper, water-resistant cedar wood pencil, and comes with suction cups for hanging. (We wouldn't blame you for leaving a "honey-do list" for your spouse in the shower!)