Organize Kids’ Rooms for School Success

The start of school puts new demands on children’s bedrooms. Can the kids find clothing during the morning rush? Where will they do their homework?

To kick off a new school year from an organized home, it’s time to declutter, deep-clean and organize children’s rooms.

Working with your child, tackle kids’ rooms now for school-day success. Remove clutter, organize toys and clothing, and bring a fresh new feeling to your children’s private space.

Ready to start? Get inspired to create an organized, supportive space for your little learner:

8 Great Tips to Organize Kids’ Rooms


10 Money-Saving Tips for School Clothes

Gearing up for a new school year? Don’t get sticker shock when shopping for school clothes!

The cost of clothing the children for a new school year can be staggering. Even clothing in good repair may no longer fit a growing youngster after the summer holiday. If you’ve got a budding fashionista on your hands, your child’s list of must-have items can swell out of all reality.

How to send them back to school in style … and on budget? Try these ten ideas for saving money on school clothes.

Printables: 

PDF iconBack-To-School Clothing Checklist

Prepare For School Paperwork With An Action File

Back-to-school on the horizon? Here comes the paperwork! Today in the Organized Home Back-to-School Countdown, we’re preparing for the paper flood ahead.

Each school day, children’s backpacks grow paperwork like leaves on trees. Permission slips and lunch menus. Sports rosters and progress reports.


No More Paper Chase: Organize School-Year Information

The start of school brings a brisk new tempo to the household, sweeping away the sweet leisure of summer–and the first day of school can bring an unwelcome splash of busy reality.

Will you be ready? Get organized now to sail into school with ease!

On Day 3 of the Back-to-School Countdown, we focus on information, contacts and appointments. It’s time to gather paperwork, start a school-year contacts list, and schedule any needed appointments in good time for the first day of school.

Printables: 

PDF iconBack-To-School Information Planner

Build a Budget for Back-to-School

Getting ready for back-to-school with the Organized Home Back-to-School Countdown? It’s Day 2 … and time to hang on to your wallet!

No doubt about it, outfitting the family for a new school year can be a pricey enterprise. Shoes, clothes and school supplies are only the beginning of the financial outlay.

Printables: 

PDF iconBack-To-School Budget

Print the Ultimate Back-to-School Checklist

Welcome to Day 1 of the Organized Home Back-to-School Countdown!

In spite of long and lazy summer days, a new school year is on the horizon. To be ready for the first day of school, there are lists to make and appointments to keep, paperwork to be processed and shopping to be done.

Track them all with this ultimate back-to-school checklist! Free for the printing, it’ll help you tick off back-to-school tasks and get organized for a new school year.

Printables: 

PDF iconBack-To-School Checklist

Do It Now Tips To Get Ready For Back-To-School

Move over, summer–a new school year is coming! With the start of school, families face new organization challenges.

School bells ring–and so do early-morning alarm clocks. Paper piles swell as hand-outs and homework stream into the house. Shorter autumn days bring a hectic round of sports, activities and events, and calendars fill with cryptic notes. Can the holidays be far behind?

Get organized now for the best school year ever! Use these ideas to prepare your home and family for the busy days ahead.

Printables: 

PDF iconBack-To-School Checklist
PDF iconBack-To-School Clothing Checklist
PDF iconBack-To-School Lunch Planner
PDF iconBack-To-School Information Tracker
PDF iconBack-To-School Budget

Menu Planning: Save Time In The Kitchen

What’s for dinner? It’s the question of the hour!

Too many home managers look for answers in the supermarket at 5 p.m. Harried from the day’s work and harassed by by hungry children, they rack their brains for an answer to the what’s-for-dinner dilemma.

Three meals a day. Seven dinners a week. From supermarket to pantry, refrigerator to table, sink to cupboard, the kitchen routine can get old, old, old.

No wonder we hide our heads like ostriches from the plain and simple fact: into each day, one dinner must fall. What’s the answer? A menu plan.

Printables: 

PDF iconfood_menu_planner_weekly.pdf
PDF iconfood_menu_planner_weekly_list.pdf
PDF iconfood_menu_planner_monthly.pdf
PDF iconfood_shopping_list_graphic.pdf

Welcome to the Back-to-School Countdown

A new school year is on the horizon! Time to prepare for back to school, with the Organized Home Back-to-School Countdown.

Beginning Monday, July 30, we’ll take two weeks to get organized, gear up and get ready to send the children back to school from an organized home.

Following an ultimate back-to-school checklist, the Back-to-School Countdown includes weekday reminders, free printables and inspiring articles to help you prepare for the first day of school.


Cash In: Start Now to Save Money for Christmas

Think Christmas … when it’s summertime? Sure–if you want to be prepared for a stress-free holiday season.

Starting holiday planning now makes sense … and cents! Saving ahead for holiday expenses spreads the financial demands of the Christmas season over several months–and being prepared with a cash budget means you’ll be less tempted to put holiday spending on credit cards.

Sister site Organized Christmas has some clever ways to start now to save money for a debt-free Christmas celebration:

Clever checkbook management can lead to a Christmas stash. When paying bills each month, “round down” the bank balance to the next even amount–say, from $967 to $900–by writing a dummy check for $67 and deducting it from the register. Don’t cash it, but hold it for Christmas. Over a few months, those “round it down” amounts will add up to holiday funds.

 

Cash In! Do-It-Now Ways To Save Money For Christmas