Back to school means new germs, new clutter, and a new schedule. Take the necessary precautions early to ensure that your home keeps up with the chaos.
That spring cleaning that you vowed to do in the summer? Well, now is the time to really do it. De-cluttering is a saving grace once school, baseball practices, science projects, field trips, dance recitals, and all the like hit you at once. Go through closets and purge the clothes that no longer fit, say goodbye to toys that are collecting dust, and de-clutter everywhere. If you don’t use it, lose it!
Next, let your pinterest skills shine and implement new organizational hacks that will let your everyday routine run more smoothly. Homework stations, snack bins, to-do lists, and outfit organizers are small things that will save you an immense amount of time and stress.
Check out 22 back-to-school organizational hacks here:
Clean Your Upholstery and Carpets
Sticky popsicle fingers and traffic in and out of the backyard have probably taken their toll on your floors and furniture. Additionally, open windows means that summer breeze is bringing in dust and dirt along with it. Having your furniture and carpets steam cleaned is the best way to rid your house of summer grime and get a clean slate before school starts.
Create a Chore List for the Kids
Keep things clean amidst the madness by sharing the workload! Get the kids involved so that when the first day of school rolls around, they know their responsibilities. Establishing a list beforehand allows for the chores to become integrated into the kids’ school year schedules, turning it into habit and making it more sustainable.
Develop a Cleaning Schedule
If you leave cleaning for when you have free time, you’ll never actually get the chance to do it! In addition to the kids’ chore chart, set specific tasks for yourself each day so that you never get behind or overwhelmed. This could include fridge/pantry clean out on Wednesdays, laundry on Tuesdays and Thursdays, daily kitchen and bathroom wipe-downs, etc.