Back to school season is here and it’s time to get back into the swing of play dates, basketball games, school dances, and more. It’s exciting to start a new school year, but without the proper back to school organization, things can get rocky. It’s best to have a clear plan to get organized for going back to school.
So, here are back to school organization tips and tricks for parents, students, and teachers for staying organized for back to school:
Create a routine
Clearly defining and talking about a school routine is crucial for organization and a great school year. Create specific times and durations for sleep schedules, homework, packing lunches, etc.
Write out an agenda
Keep an agenda with you at all times to keep track of soccer games, track meets, choir concerts, and parent/teacher conferences. Without one, you’ll most likely be scatter brained and forgetful!
Do some home organizing
Before the school year starts, it’s a great idea to go through your children’s room with them and decide what to donate, keep, and store. Less clutter will keep everyone in the household sane.
Define a homework area and time
As I said above, it’s a good idea to create a specific time for homework to ensure it’s getting done. It’s also a good idea to define a homework area. This could be the dining room table, a home office, or your child’s desk. Just make sure the area is free from distractions (i.e. televisions, game consoles, and phones).
Make sure to use a planner
Keeping a planner for all of your assignments will ensure you get your homework done and turned in on time. It’s also recommended to log any school activities so you don’t forget about them.
Keep a home file for each subject
We recommend keeping a file for each subject in a drawer or filer at home to keep important papers. You might not need it at school, but you’ll want to save it for later, just in case!
Keep your locker and/or desk clean
We recommend cleaning out your desk or locker weekly to reduce clutter. Get rid of any garbage, keep your books and supplies organized, and file away anything at home you don’t need at school, but might need later.
Stay focused on your homework
Homework isn’t always fun, so wouldn’t you like to get it done as efficiently as possible? When doing your homework, silence your phone, turn off the T.V. and focus on the task at hand. This will keep your mind clear and ensure your work is done correctly.
Have a computer backup plan
Computer crashes happen and if it does happen, how would you get to your assignments? We recommend keeping important assignments on a flash drive, Google docs, etc. so that you could easily get them from another computer in the school.
As a teacher, you may be teaching several subjects and classes, so keeping your files in order is important. Keep your files organized by subject, class, and student somewhere that is secure and convenient. Being a teacher, you most likely enjoy organization, so go ahead and color code those files – we know you want to!
Keep a five-minute daily clean routine
Help keep germs at bay and your classroom sparkling with the day use disinfectant wipes to scrub down these germy hot spots:
- Light switches
- Cabinet handles
- Drawer pulls
And last, but not least, anything ANYONE can do to keep back to school organization in check – parent, student, or teacher – is to invest in a Purse Perfector Purse Organizer. Organzine all of your daily essentials into it and easily transfer it from bag to backpack to purse. On the go purse swapping has never been easier!