Back To School Storage Tips For Your Home
The beginning of September and school dates looming can feel hectic if you're unprepared. See our back-to-school storage tips to help you get a head start on the school year and keep your kid's school stuff organised!
Declutter before you buy new
Before you head out and buy new stationary and supplies, declutter and clear through what is left over from last year. Apart from washed uniforms, your children's school things may not have been touched since the start of the summer holidays. Sort through any folders, pencil cases and rucksacks and throw away anything damaged or unsalvageable. Store any old workbooks you want to keep out of the way for the term, so they don't get mixed up with any new ones.
Home storage solutions for school supplies
Morning routines may never go to plan no matter how organised you are, but home storage solutions for your kid's school stuff can help them run a little more smoothly and make things easier to grab in a hurry.
Why not set up some coat hooks or pegs for rucksacks and coats? Find some unique designs with animals or brightly coloured. Get creative and get your kids involved to personalise them! It's a clever way to keep their things in one place, so they're easy to grab on the way out the door.
Packing lunches may fill you with dread, but prepping the night before and storing all lunch supplies in one place can make it a lot easier. Keep all the Tupperware and utensils stored together - why not brighten up lunchtime with some colourful lunch boxes or sustainable water bottles?
Create a homework space
Utilise an area in your children's bedroom or a quiet spot in the house that can be used as a homework area. Having a designated area with all their equipment and stationary can help them focus better and keep homework separate from their home and personal space. Label any baskets or pots, ensure the area is well lit, and use a pin board for revision notes or artwork. Organise books in dividers, so they're separate for each class. If you have more than one child, why not colour coordinate so they can easily spot their homework?
Storage for school supplies doesn't have to be boring! Get creative and colourful to brighten up the areas of your home for your kids to use for their school things and help your family stay organised in the morning rush.
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