With all the sales on school supplies and school starting soon, August is the best time to go through your child's supplies. So, this month's organizing challenge is to go through the different student organization areas to help them succeed this school year.
First, start working on organizing their clothes: Check to make sure their clothes fit. Do they need new shoes? Make a list of items that are needed. Get rid of items that are worn or don't fit.
Then, work on their desk or their study station where they do their school work. Do they have a place to call their study station? Is it clear of clutter? Does the desk or space have all the supplies they would need?
Next, work on the binders. Schools usually give a suggested list of supplies. But, from my experience, it is very general and always over the amount of supplies they actually use. So, use this list with caution. If they are middle schoolers, ask your child what they liked from the previous year binders and help them create a system that works for them. This is unique to each child.
Then, go through their backpacks. Make sure they have items they would need in there. My kids carry their backpack around all day so they usually use the front pocket for pencils and supplies. Make sure all the binders and supplies fit in the binder. Is it too heavy?
The gym bag is next. Is all the supplies they need for gym in the bag? Do they have a combination lock?
I have lots of organizing kids tips that you can use in the Kids page and college page under Solutions for section of the menu, check it out.
I hope this helps you and your kids get and stay organized this school year.