Back to school looks a little bit different for everyone these days. Many states still have restrictions on returning to school, meaning some parents have opted for homeschool or some kind of hybrid online and in person option.
It’s already a chore to get your kids organized for back to school, but add in all of the “unknowns” and it’s even more difficult to get your home in back to school shape.
Whether you are doing home school, public school, online school, or some sort of combination, these cheap and easy DIY back to school organization hacks for your home will help you make the most of the school year.
Get ready for Back to School with these Easy Organization Tips for Moms
Select Multi-Purpose Furniture to Maximize Small Spaces
I love these desks that also have storage cube spaces to maximize storage in an otherwise small home school area.
Create a Homework Caddy using Dollar Store Items
We love these $1 caddies from the Dollar Tree so much! I personally use them to organize craft supplies, paintbrushes, and markers, and I love the idea of creating a homework caddy so the kids have everything they need when they sit down to work.
Design a Space that Serves Two Purposes
If you are homeschooling, or just need a dedicated homework space free of distractions, take a few tips from this gorgeous dining room that doubles as a learning space.
Set Up a Proper Station for Distance Learning
If your kids will still be participating in some sort of distance or online learning this year, make sure you read these tips on how to organize a kids work station for distance learning.
Here’s another at home learning space that will inspire you!
Plan Packed Lunch Ideas before the School Year Begins
Meal planning is one of the best ways you can save money and time. Take an hour or two over the summer to make a list of lunch box ideas that you can easily choose from each week, without the exhaustion of coming up with fresh ideas.
Here are a few back to school lunch idea lists to get you started:
- School Packed Lunch Ideas for Kids (+ printable)
- 14 Easy Lunch Box Ideas for Kids
- Healthy Non-Sandwich Lunch Ideas for Kids
Create a DIY Command Center to Keep Everyone in the Loop
If you have a large family, it can be difficult to coordinate everyone’s schedule, due dates, and after school activities. Designating one area to be the central command center can help prevent confusion and chaos once the back to school season begins.
See Also: DIY Command Center Ideas
Use a Planner
Whether you invest in something for the new school year like the Erin Condren Life planner, or use this Free School Organization Binder, your sanity and organization will definitely benefit from a planner.
If you’ll be homeschooling for the first time, grab this Free Printable Homeschool Planner from Maple Planners.
See Also: Best Planners for Moms
Develop a Morning Routine (and Sleep Schedule!)
Kids thrive on schedules and routines, so it’s important to start getting them ready for busy back to school mornings a few weeks before the year begins.
Check out this fun and simple DIY Morning routine chart to create your own!
See Also: How to Have Productive Mornings
Make a Back to School Budget
I’m all about a solid budget to keep your family finances on track! I have several budgeting resources on this blog, but I created a special FREE Back to School budget planner that you can grab by filling out the form below.
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