We all know the drill when it comes to getting our kids ready for school. With the shopping list in hand, we prepare to start the new school year off fresh! Organizing for the new school year is always more fun when you throw in a few cool new “tools” for your kids (and you too, mom!)
Top 10 Smart Storage Tools for Back to School
#1: Slimline Quaddie Lunchbox – A must-have for neat-niks! This four compartment BPA-free container allows you to keep lunch items neatly organized.
#2: Nosh Pockets – Replace the hundreds of plastic bags this year with these colorful, reusable sandwich bags.
#3: Insulated Lunch Carrier – Easy to carry, easy to clean, with a few added features to keep lunch essentials secure.
#4: Magnetic Lunch Chart – Map out your child’s lunch menu ideas on this fun magnetic chart. Let your child help with this daily task that moms dread every year!
#5: Collapsible File Tote – A great solution for all of the paperwork that comes through the door during the school year. Keep it on your kitchen counter and label for your kid’s activities, contacts, school newsletters, and volunteer information.
#6: Magazine Pockets – These storage pockets work wonders to keep your kids organized. One for each member of the family with the capacity to keep homework, notes, house or bike keys safely stowed and organized. The options are endless!
#7: Wardrobe Cubby – For your younger child that argues every morning over what to wear. This hanging organizer features 5 handy compartments, one for each day of the week, with elastic side pockets as an added bonus!
#8: Cozi, the Online Organizer – A true gadget for the tech savvy! A free tool to help busy families keep up with appointments, lists, home and work schedules, all in one place. Very cool!
#9: Weekly Planner – This dry-erase, magnetic and corkboard all-in-one functions as a menu planner, kids’ activities, or a handy organizer for your teen’s study space.
#10: Over the Door Activity Center – Don’t wait to start teaching organizing skills. This activity center is a simple way to get your little one excited about school and learn organization along the way!
Don’t forget there is more to organize than clothes and school supplies. Check out these Top 10 To Do’s to make back to school organization a little less frantic.
Need more ideas? Sylvia’s blogs this month are “stocked” full of storage ideas to help you prepare for your children’s school year, and how you can get organized with lunches, menu planning, and a fully functioning message center. Happy School Year!!