I have beeing working on easing back into my household routines before school starts. I wrote a blog post about balancing it all….which is so hard to do! I continue to struggle with the balance, but feel like I am making progress. This last week, I feel like I have done better overall with completing my routines. I did my daily routine a couple of times and did complete my weekly cleaning schedule. Unfortunately, insteading of cleaning a bit each day, I again spent my weekend doing my cleaning schedule. My goal for this week is to work on trying to do more during the week to have my weekends free.
As I do each year, I am getting ready to start my back to school series. Next week I will be sharing some posts on getting prepared for the new school year. Below you will find some ideas of items to complete “Three Weeks” before school starts.
THREE WEEKS BEFORE
Get a family calendar the whole family can share – set it up
Make Back to School Appointments – Dr, Eyes, Dentist
Find out school orientation times and other school meetings – enter into calendar
Go through clothing closets and drawers – check uniforms
Get the school supplies list from school or classroom teacher
Finish Back to School Shopping
Create a family binder
Make a plan about what to do with school papers and artwork (address paper control issues)
Stop by later this week and next week as I share blog posts about the following topics:
- Creating calendar central –
- Creating a Family Binder – I have been meaning to complete this task for over a year. Let’s do it together and all our families will be more organized this school year.
- Conquer the Paper Pile Up – This is an area I struggle with. I don’t think I have completely dealt with last years papers. I need to get a system set up before this years papers start coming in or once again I will be bured alive in papers!
I am looking forward to preparing for the new school year with you! Here is a a wonderful, organized school year!!