A Clean and Organized Home Makes for a Happy Home
As many families are getting ready for back to school, is your home ready? Learn organizational tips that can help you get your home in tip-top shape for the new school year.
According to an article at organizedhome.com, “Home Organization”
“Get organized now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your home and family for the busy days ahead.
Ease the family into a school year schedule.
The first day of school is no time for a drastic adjustment of household sleep schedules. Instead, ease children back into a school year routine gradually. During the last two weeks of summer, re-introduce a school year bedtime. Begin waking late sleepers earlier and earlier, closer to the hour they’ll need to rise when school begins.
Don’t neglect mealtimes! Younger children, in particular, need to adapt to new meal routines before the school day demands it of them. Plan meals and snacks to accustom little ones to rituals of the school day before the school year begins.
Create Calendar Central
Each school year floats on a sea of schedules. School functions. Lunch menus. Scout meetings and music lessons. What do you do when you’re drowning in paper?
Nothing calms school year chaos like Calendar Central: a centralized site for all family calendars and schedules. You’ll need a family event calendar to track after-school activities, school programs and volunteer work. Add specialized calendars and schedules, and you have it: a one-stop shop for family time management.
Form is less important than function. A paper calendar with large squares lets you enter information easily. Preprinted white board calendars are easy to revise when necessary. Color-coding entries by family member helps keep busy lives straight.” To read the entire article click here.