Entry #1430, August 1, 2012
It’s back to school time and you just can’t prevent things from being cluttered. With all those school projects, homework and other school-related activities, managing your kid’s mess could help them and you! Managing clutter at home should start with having everyone on board to keep things tidy. Sit down with your kids and talk through a plan that will work for the entire family.
Whether it’s in their bedroom or in the living room, you can deal with their clutter by doing the following:
Provide them a message board
This can be very effective for kids to be organized all by themselves. You can have a cork or magnetic board hang on the wall. Guide them on how to divide the space with their daily schedule, project deadlines and other necessary to-do-list. However, you should allow them to customize or demonstrate their creativity in using this billboard.
Install a rack for holding backpacks
You can purchase this rack in a hardware store or improvise and build a rack. All you need is a place your kids can hang their bags when they arrived home. Hopefully this will deter them from throwing their bags on the floor or anywhere at home. With a backpack rack, your kids will slowly appreciate how beautiful it is to keep their belongings well-organized. This rack can also serve as a place for athletic equipment, hats, coats, and umbrellas.
Add storage that will help kids
This is very useful especially for kids who wanted to move from one place to another in doing their school homework. Mobile storage comes in different sizes and partitions that your kids can work on. It helps them organize their own school supplies and materials and have it secured in one storage or area. This storage can also store their reference books and laptop.
These are just a few of the things that you can do to manage the clutter during back to school time. Help your home and sanity by using these helpful tips for creating an organized home for back to school time.
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