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How To Stay Organized ALL School Year Long!

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Back to school season is here! Here are our top tips and tricks to stay organized all school year long. These back to school timesavers will get your kids ready for school in no time. Stay on top of your game week after week. From planners and calendars to snack and lunchtime hacks to save you time and money, we’ve got you covered!

Back to School Timesavers - Save yourself time and money with Mom's Best 10 timesavers


Keep a Planner

A planner is the best way to stay organized! Easily jot down whatever comes to mind for your grocery list, school events and homework reminders. I make sure to keep mine open to that days page and glance at it throughout the day. 


Plan clothes for the Whole Week on Sunday

My kids and I sit down Sunday night and plan all their outfits for the week. My kids are super picky about what they wear so I make sure to involve them and get their opinions. We plan everything to the last detail, from hair bows and necklaces for my daughter and socks and shoes for my son. This avoids any last minute fights over outfits in the morning. 


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Plan Breakfast & Lunch the Night Before

Ask your kid! I make sure to make a list of everything I bought from the grocery store that Sunday. That way, I can sit with the kiddos the night before school and ask what they’d like for breakfast and lunch the next day and write it down. This is essential! It is so easy to forget what they’d like in my morning haze and if I give them the option in the morning, they will change their minds 100 times! 


Plan a Grab & Go Breakfast/Lunch

For the days you just can’t. Some days you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed and no amount of planning can help. Plan ahead for those kind of days by having your fridge and freezer stocked with easy, pre-packaged options for breakfast, lunch & snacks, like Uncrustables and Lunchables. Or, even better, make your own!


Pack Snacks in Containers

Pack your snack bags in advance and keep plenty handy in your pantry or fridge. I buy large quantities of my kids favorite snacks such as pretzels, rice cakes and fruits and package them in small containers myself so I can just grab & go!


Have a Place for Everything

And let your kids put things in their place! If you have drop off point for your kids backpacks, lunch boxes and such, there will be no last minute “where’s your backpack/shoes/karate uniform” when you’re running out the door. 


Small Loads of Laundry Every Day

It is essential to keeping organized in our household. I’d rather do one small load a day than face a huge pile of laundry once or twice a week! 



Make a Checklist

Have a post-it right next to your front door with a list of everything you don’t want to forget! 


Get your Kids Involved!

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Buy a Large Wall Calendar & Use it!

Preferably hang it somewhere you will see when you’re walking out the door and check it every day before heading to school. 


Make a Morning Routine Bucket

Fill them with all the things you need in the morning, such as hair brushing supplies.


Have a Binder for Each Kid

Keep a binder or a folder for each kid with all of their important paperwork for their class, homework and projects.


Buy a Clock for your kid!

Teaching time management early is a great way to help your child build good habits. It also helps motherly duties with one less thing to worry about.

Use Target Restock

Perfect for when you run out of snacks mid-week or are low on time! Target Restock delivers household and grocery items NEXT DAY! Check out our Target Restock post here.


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13 Responses

  1. Oh my, I am such a bad planner. However, I realize the value that it can bring to the success of my day. I am actually getting ready to publish a blogging journal soon and so hopefully that will help me keep that part of my life on par. Great tips and yes to recruiting the little one to help!

  2. I love a good planner- it is so important to keeping my life under control. We as homeschoolers have to be super organized to make sure we get everything done.

  3. This post resonates with me, girl. I am forgetful and scatterbrained by nature so I have to plan everything and write it down in multiple places (planner, wall calendar, etc.) My kids are toddlers but this is eye opening for later when they go to school!

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