Back-to-School

A new school year puts new emphasis on home routines, workspaces and calendars.  Get ready for back-to-school with these ideas.

Tips for teaching kids the planner habit

School-Year Plan: Teach Kids the Planner Habit

Teachers, parents and homeschool families know that training kids to the planner habit makes for successful students. 

School districts throughout the USA issue planners to pupils and integrate planner use into the school day. Homeschool families use planners to track and organize lessons, chores and activities, while tech-savvy teens rely on smartphone calendar and to-do apps to organize their work.

August 19, 2020
Help with Homework

Ready for School: Tips to Help With Homework

The start of a new school year brings fresh supplies and new outfits ... and their less-welcome cousin, homework. How will you handle daily homework sessions in your organized home?

To stave off homework battles, it pays to make a plan. Creating a homework routine undercuts foot-dragging, while setting up a homework station keeps distractions to a minimum. 

August 14, 2020
Organize Children's Bedrooms

Clear the Decks: Organizing Kids' Rooms For Back-to-School

It's the battle cry of millions of parents: "Clean your room!" Will it ring out in your house today?

Seasonal events like birthdays, the holidays or a new school year bring fresh motivation to the drive to get kids organized--and nowhere is the battleground more intense than in the children's bedrooms.  

How do you help your child organize and clean up life in the bedroom?

August 10, 2020