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It’s, almost back-to-school season, and getting back into the swing of things is not that easy. As soon as August, hit I’m already thinking about back to school and what I need for organization. But I learned the hard way if you don’t have an organization plan MOM’s, I must warn you, it will be a very overwhelming school year and a hot mess. So I’m sharing my, 10 Busy Mom’s Hacks For Back To School that’s simplify my daily routine.
I’m old-fashioned and I still use planners where I physically write down my task, deadlines and mark the calendar for important dates. It’s a habit I still haven’t been able to break to just rely on the trusty iPhone planner. I find that using a paper planner keeps me super effective to stay on top of everything I need to do. One of the best planners, I use is “The Happy Planner”. I love this planner because I can customize to my liking for my daily task, and everything else to keep this busy momma sane. Let’s face it you know how crazy busy a mom’s life gets once school starts. Once I get the school calendar for the year, I start writing all those important dates, tests, class schedules and appointments.
As a busy mom always on the go, life can get crazy and we tend to forget things especially the hubby. I love the idea of the Magnetic Fridge Dry Erase Board. Since my husband and I work different schedule I like to write him reminders where to be after he gets out of work. With work and all the after school sports activities it can get crazy which we can easily forget. If the fridge don’t work for you, then you can use a White board /corkboard to write reminders and important date.
If you’re looking for organization for homework days, create a portable Homework Station. I always go to The Dollar Tree and rack up on their baskets and containers of all sizes because this is the time to buy all sorts or organizing containers. Amazon also have cute desk organizers that you can buy. Pick up extra school supplies when buying the items in your kiddos list for the school year.
- Extra Pencils
- Extra Pens
- Extra Crayons
- Extra Scissors
- Extra Markers
You can add more supplies that your kiddos will use throughout the school year. I loved this idea because sometimes my kiddo likes to do homework in our dining room or at our kitchen bar. It makes homework time a little easier to start and finish.
4. Snack/Lunch Station
The one thing that every mom groan with dread, is to make school lunches. I can raise my hand to that because I’m one of those moms that quiver with the thought of packing lunch. I have a picky eater, so it makes it a bit challenging to pack my kiddo lunch. He doesn’t like eating school lunch so I have to be creative and make sure he eats when it’s lunchtime. Create a lunch & snack station and it will solve all matter of lunch-making crises. One of the best and affordable places to find adorable containers is at the Dollar Tree. You can create one in the pantry or lower part of the cabinet and space in the refrigerator. You can fill each basket with snacks and lunch items. You can sort everything a week before to make easier. If you have pre-schoolers and older kids, you can teach them to grab and go what they want to take to school.
I got this for my son who is a picky eater, and hated a lot of different kind of food. So whenever I made him a sandwich I used the shape cutout and he loved it. What I love about this set is that you can cut out Fruits and veggies and they would not know they are eating it.
I saw this idea, on Pinterest and ever since I SIMPLY loved it. Created a “Need To Sign Station” for your kids. Once school starts your child comes home with tons of paperwork that has to be looked over and sign. If you’re a busy mom and have multiple kids handing you stacks of paperwork believe me they can easily get lost in the clutter Desk Organizer or the File Folder Sorter with Basket makes the mounds of paperwork easy to deal with than having your kids just throw it on the kitchen counter. As a busy mom always on the go, you have to have some sort of organization set up to make life easier and less stressful. You can assign each child their own slot to put their paperwork when they come home from school.
For a mom thats always on the go, this back seat organizer comes in handy. With all the after school sports and activities sometimes you don’t have time to go back home and pack on the road items. You can store school supplies on the go, snacks and toys for the younger one.
10. 5 Cube Open Shelf Organizer
For this school year coming up, I had to come with a solution when it came to my son uniforms, backpack and school clothes. He has a habit that when comes home from school he would throw his backpack on floor, shoes in the middle of room and his uniform all over the place. I couldn’t take it, so I decided to purchase this 5 cubes open shelf. Now I can organize his backpack, shoes and uniform all in one place. I can easily place his uniform and clothes for the weeks all in one place for my kiddo to grab and place neatly organized.
I hope these ideas have been super helpful to start the school year organized. I know that the hard part will be to implement them. I can assure you, that if you start the school year organize and implementing a system that works, You will be amazed at how smoothly your days and school year will run.
Let me know in the comments what back to school tips has work for you? Let me know if you have a helpful tip! Which one have you used and loved?