6 Ways to get Your Home Organized for the School Year

Posted: August, 1, 2017 | Categories: Home Inspiration

School is almost back in session— are you ready for the early mornings, busier days, and nights full of homework? Ease the stress of the back-to-school season with some of our favorite organization tips for your new home. These six tips will hopefully keep the school supplies in order, and the kids out the door on-time.

Designate a Space for a Homework Station

Set up your homework station with all of the tools needed: paper, scissors, crayons, a calculator, etc. 

By creating a space for all of their homework it will give your children a place to focus and allow for the school work and supplies to (hopefully) stay in one place.


Make a Schedule For Meals

No more “I forgot my lunch,” or “I don’t know what I want to eat.” Make mornings a little easier with a lunch schedule each week on the fridge. You and your kids will know if they’re taking lunch or buying lunch at school - which means less room for arguments and no confusion in the morning.

If you’re looking for a little lunch inspiration, read the 100+ School Lunches Ideas Your Kids Will Actually Eat from One Crazy House.

Don’t forget to download this free printable school lunch planner from Living Locurto to get a head start on planing!

Hang up the Clutter

As you’re heading out the door for the day, create a space where your children’s backpacks and school supplies are easily accessible.

 A mud room or entrance off the garage is the perfect spot for a few hooks for your children’s backpacks. As your children head out the door on their way to school, they won’t be scrambling to find their bag and will help create less of a mess in other areas of your home.

We love this cute organization idea from Bebe a La Mode Designs.


Put Together Outfit Schedules

This may save the most time in the morning! Spend Sunday night selecting outfits for the week for each of your children. Depending on how old they are, your kids might want to choose their own wardrobe or need you to choose it for them.

Either way, by taking the time to prepare their outfits for the week (or night before each school day) you will take the guessing out of the morning routine and eliminate them from tossing clothes while they search for an outfit.

For the ultimate outfit organization tool, check out this affordable weekly outfit organizer from Amazon for only $11.99.


Create Your Family Command Center

While your kids need a special place to do homework, you need a command center to run the family - where organization and to-do lists rule.

Find an unused space in your home where you can store the family activity calendar, file important paperwork (like permission slips and grades), and a hub for chores for the whole family.

Some things you may want in your command center:

  • A whiteboard for notes
  • Monthly calendar
  • Filing for school materials
  • Filing for bills,coupons, etc.
  • Meal Schedule

Find inspiration with the Unoriginal Mom’s Family Command Center.


The “Don’t Forget” List

It doesn’t matter how much you organize, prep and plan. In the hustle and bustle of the mornings, you can (and will) forget things.  Post-its can be a lifesaver.

Take a few moments before you fall asleep to write down a short list of the important things you need to remember the next day. Stick it on the door where you can’t miss it as a friendly reminder!


We hope these tips will help you stay organized for the school year.  Happy back to school!