Back to School. Here are some time saving tips for every family.
For parents and kids alike, the start of a new school year can be chaotic as the whole family adjusts to a busier schedule. This is particularly true if you are in the process of selling your home and planning a move, which may include transferring to a new school district.
Feeling overwhelmed as the new year begins? Curb stress with these time management tips:
Start following the new schedule as school starts. As school starts, transition your kids to their new routines. For example, help them lay their clothing out the night before, perform any bedtime rituals that they normally do during the school year, and start getting to bed and waking up earlier. Conduct a "test run" in which you have the kids get ready in the morning, and then drive them to school at the exact time you will be making the daily commute. This will give you an accurate idea of traffic and other delays you may encounter, while preparing your kids for earlier mornings and a more structured schedule.
Clean out the closets. Particularly for younger kids, deciding what to wear each day can quickly become tiresome. Before the first day of school, help them clean out their closets and donate items they no longer wear. Take inventory of what they have, guide them in planning 5-10 outfits that they can wear on a regular basis, and make a comprehensive shopping list of items they need. Don't forget the details, like socks, jackets, and shoes!
Make a family calendar with everyone's upcoming appointments, extracurricular activities, and school start and end times. Involve the kids in making this calendar so they have a stake in keeping track of their activities, and place it in a visible location in your home.
Designate a space for homework. Having a quiet, dedicated space in which your kids can complete their homework will help them improve focus and efficiency. Additionally, keeping this area stocked with supplies that they are likely to need will save time and avoid scrambling to find things at the last minute.
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