The beginning of a new school year is upon us and families across Southern California are stocking up on supplies. This is at great time to clean the slate and implement organizing strategies to get your house in order before school begins.
Organizing Your Schedule
One way to get and stay organized is to assess your daily routine. There are ways to make school day mornings less chaotic. For example, why not consider laying out clothes the night before or packing lunches and setting out breakfast dishes before going to bed. Some families find it useful to have a shelf in their pantry designated for lunch boxes and lunch supplies.
Find a Space for Homework
Kids of all ages have work that they have to bring home. You can encourage hard work and make it easier for your children to study by creating a clean, organized homework space. Search your home for a space that can be reserved specifically for schoolwork. For some children, it is best to have the space in a quiet area of the house where they won’t be disturbed.
Once you find the perfect homework area, you can start organizing the workspace. Consider purchasing a bin or storage container for pens, pencils and other useful supplies so that your child will not have to leave the space to continue working. The goal is to encourage him or her to work efficiently with little distraction.
Organize the School Work
Depending on what age your child is, you may want to keep a number of his or her projects. Designate a spot in the house where you will store and organize papers that require your attention and projects that you want to keep. A home management binder containing contact information for the school and teachers could prove useful as well.
Do You Need More Space?
You may find after organizing your home that you just don’t have enough space. If there are items that you do not need on a regular basis, why not put them into storage? There are plenty of safe, climate-controlled units available at STORBOX that are reasonably priced. Securing a storage space is a great way to free up room in your home. If you clear out enough items, you may find that you have enough room for a quiet and organized homework space for your child.