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Best School Year Yet! 9 Organizational Tips and Tools for School Year Survival

by Lindsay Hutton

Between waking the kids up, fighting over outfits, making lunches, finding shoes, getting everyone to school and then to their after-school activities, supervising homework, and making dinner, a regular school day can leave parents feeling overwhelmed and frazzled. Start the school year on an organized note, and hit the ground running with these time- and space-saving tips and tools for your whole family. You'll start each day organized and ready to take on whatever comes your busy way.

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Family routine eating breakfast in kitchen

Get Into a Routine Early


Going from the laid-back days of summer to the busy school days of fall can be a rude awakening. Print off this morning routine checklist to hang on your fridge to help streamline your mornings. This after-school routine checklist will also help keep your child on track with homework and other commitments in the afternoons.

Next: Create Weekly School Lunch and Dinner Menus

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