With Summer coming to a close and the new school term edging closer, getting back into a routine can be challenging.
The following tips can help you get your home ready and organised for the first school term.
Continue to follow government guidelines on COVID
While more than 47 million people in the UK have had at least one dose of the Coronavirus vaccine, it’s still vital that you follow government health guidelines to protect yourself and those around you. A few simple things you can continue to do include:
- Washing your hands regularly
- Wearing a reusable face mask when picking your child/children up from school
- Cleaning high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces regularly
- Keeping a close eye on individuals showing symptoms
Create a Homework Station
It’s important for a small, quiet area, preferably with a desk, to be tidied and organised for your children to have their own space to do their homework.
You can organise all of the school/office supplies within this area, including pens, scissors, highlighters, pencils and anything else they may need.
Having everything in one place should discourage them from getting distracted and wander off to search for any items they may need.
Organise the School Bags
Always make sure that before and after school the kid’s bags are organised, as they will get out of hand if you’re not careful!
Our recommendation is to keep the backpacks hanging up near the front door, making sure homework and anything like permission slips are removed from the bag. Everything else, if not needed to stay within the bags.
Create a school bag checklist for you and your kids to go through every morning to ensure nothing is forgotten.
Have it All on a Checklist
We’ve all got out of routine by now after spending summer days out with the family, but now it’s time to get organised.
For younger school children have a point by point checklist, which should include things such as;
- Make the bed
- Eat breakfast
- Clean dishes
- Brush teeth
- Organise bag etc.
The checklist should include after school chores as well, such as cleaning and packing lunchboxes, doing homework & taking care of chores.
Have Clothes Ready To Go
Laying out clothes for the next day is a huge time saver for you and your kids.
You could even be extremely organised and lay out clothes for the whole week, including clothes for the evening as well as school uniform.
Get your kids into a routine of doing this on a Sunday afternoon, and then check they’ve got everything they need for the whole week.
What to include;
- School uniform for the week
- Gym kit for gym day or any after school sports
- Evening clothes to change into when they’re home
With the help of these back to school organisation tips, you’ll be back on a slick schedule in no time at all.
However, the increased amount of activities during school time can leave you begging for more time to complete your daily housekeeping schedule. That’s where we can help, get in contact with your local Merry Maids today.