Welcome to the Back-to-School Countdown!

Welcome to the Back-to-School Countdown!

School bells ring!  Will you send the short stuff back-to-school from an organized home?  Make it easy with this two-week countdown to prepare children for the first day of school.

Join the Back-to-School Countdown

Whatever the format--home school, online or in-person--a new school year is on the horizon. Time to prepare for back to school, with the Organized Home Back-to-School Countdown.

Beginning Monday, August 2, we'll take two weeks to get organized, gear up and get ready to start a new school year from an organized home.

Following an ultimate back-to-school checklist, the Back-to-School Countdown includes weekday reminders, free printables and inspiring articles to help you prepare for the first day of school.

During the next two weeks, weekday Countdown assignments will help you:

  • Gather school information and organize paperwork.
  • Set a back-to-school budget and save on supplies and spending
  • Create a school-year calendar and schedule school-related appointments
  • Speed back-to-school shopping and plan children's wardrobes
  • Streamline school lunches
  • Organize children's rooms and homework areas for success
  • Craft a smooth, organized daily routine for the school year
  • Send the children back to school prepared and eager for new challenges!

Each weekday, we'll post a reminder message with the day's assignments and links to the information and free printables you need for an organized first day of school.

Ready? School bells ring, so it's time to count down to a great new school year with the Organized Home Back-to-School Countdown!

Back-to-School Printables

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Back-to-School Checklist

Get organized for back-to-school with this ultimate back-to-school checklist.  Get organized, gear up and get ready for a new school year.

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Back-to-School Budget

The start of a new school year can be hard on the pocketbook.  Try these ideas to set a budget and save money on back-to-school shopping.

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Back-to-School Information

A one-page record for school contacts and information cuts school-day chaos. Send 'em back to school from an organized home.

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Back-to-School Clothing Checklist

Use this printable back-to-school clothing checklist to plan school wardrobes and to note needed items. With space to create lists for two children, it's an easy way to organize school shopping trips.

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School Lunch Planner

Lighten the lunch load--and ease hectic mornings--with this printable school lunch planner.