Summer has come to an end, which means your kiddos are gearing up for another school year! This season is often hectic and stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. To help your family adjust to a new schedule and set your children up for success this year, try these simple back-to-school home improvement projects!
Adding practical storage and lots of shelving can help both you and your children be successful this school year. Start the school year off by organizing those junk drawers and closets that have been on your to-do list for months. An organized home will reduce stress and make early mornings much less stressful because everyone will know where to find what they need! Check out these DIY shelving projects: https://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/organize-store-and-move/diy-shelf-ideas/article.
Having a designated space for your child to complete their school tasks will help set a routine and allow them to focus without distractions. Whether its a desk in the bedroom or a table in the living room, make the space functional and comfortable with minimal distractions. Organize the space with bins and shelves for all the supplies they may need. Designate a drawer or bin for the projects, report cards and artwork that each child brings home. Take a look at these creative homework spaces for more inspiration! https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/27-inspirational-homework-areas-and-study-stations.
Back to school also means back to rehearsals, practices, clubs and sports games. Hectic schedules are made more stressful when your kitchen space is unorganized or disfunctional. To make meal time as efficient as possible, organize your kitchen in a way that makes sense. Keep similar cooking items together, add a space for “on-the-go” snacks and bottled water, add seating areas so everyone can be together on the rare occasion that everyone is in the same place at the same time. A functional kitchen will help motivate you to prepare meals even when things are busy. Here are some more kitchen organization tips! https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/organizing-tips/g3426/best-kitchen-organization-tips/.
If your family has outgrown your current home, now may be the time to look for new space!
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