Back to school organization is key to keeping your sanity once school starts each year. I think I may finally have my back to school legs under me. Most of you know this year was a big change for me with my first in public school and my first pre-schooler. The living in my car driving to and from has been an adjustment. My second daughter is about to get her license and that will help a lot. Four drivers, four cars with me only having to drive two kids around. Are you confused, cause I am?
You all gave me great advice. Color coding for different kids and preparing what you can the night before.
One thing I decided to do was use the side of our fridge for all the visual reminders I needed to keep organized. Schedules, upcoming important dates all there for me to find at a quick glance.
I keep running lists there as well for the stores I shop at.
Packing lunches the night before helps as well. I have found the little bagged snacks to be quick to grab if I can find them on sale. When lunch boxes come home they get emptied first thing and wiped out. On Fridays I wipe them all out with rubbing alcohol which I use everywhere and you can read about it here. Having a space on one of my kitchen shelves to store all lunch box supplies has been one of the best things I have done.
I write notes to myself all the time. Do you do that? I make lunches right here and put notes in the kids boxes as well.
Easy dinners or dinners from the freezer are a must for our two busiest nights. Tonight is BLTs and potato salad I made yesterday.