How to Smoothly Transition Back-to-School

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Getting back into the swing of things can be challenging for most families every back to school season. Luckily, HGTV shares 10 easy ways to get your family back on schedule after a beautiful, but lazy summer! 

1. Start Your Day with “Me” Time 

Setting your alarm a few minutes before the chaos strikes and everyone in the house is awake will give you a little extra time to clear your head before beginning your day! This could just mean reading a few pages of your book, meditating or exercising! 

2. Allotting Chore Cards 

Print out some trendy chore cards and put them in the kids’ bathroom or bedroom to remind them of the things they need to do before heading out the door! Keeping these reminders in plain sight will help keep everyone focused!

3. Time’s Ticking! 

Keeping clocks insight into common spaces in the morning to remind the kids what time they need to be getting things done before running to school!

4. Make a motivational playlist

Creating a soothing but motivational playlist for the morning is a creative way to keep everyone focused and moving. The kids will know by the time the final song plays that it’s time to go!

5. Organize Your Outfits

To minimize the morning rush, organize a weeks-worth of outfits for everyone! If this doesn’t work for your schedule, even laying out an outfit before bed the night before will save you some time in the morning.

6. Create a Breakfast Menu 

We don’t mean literally…unless you want to. But rather than asking your little ones what they want for breakfast and ending up feeling like a commercial kitchen, give them a few choices to choose from!

7. Reminder Cards 

Placing little reminders in each backpack the night before school will reduce forgotten lunches and that means no cafeteria “mystery meatloaf” for lunch. 

8. Create Trendy Organizational Spaces

A corkboard could really be your best friend. You can turn the smallest spaces into an excellent reminding station for your family. Hang emergency contact information, extra copies of school schedules and those signed field trip permission slips. 

9. Simplify Brushing Your Teeth 

Keeping extra toothbrushes by the kitchen sink could finally put an end to the mad dash from the kitchen to the upstairs bathroom to the car. This will create a stress-free breakfast with the kids!

10. Organize Your Backseat

Pick up a trendy over-the-seat organizer for the kids in the car to stash extra granola bars and school supplies in the event something is forgotten at home – you’ll be ready and on time for school.

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