It's back to school month again! Fall is is a great time of year to refocus your productivity and tighten up those organizing systems at home, and this month's newsletter is focused on helping you do just that. Be sure to also check out our free kitchen workshop at Storables next month, also featured below.
Here are some simple and quick areas of the home to touch up as we head back to school / work after a fun-filled summer.
Revamp the Calendar.
Now is a good time to purchase your 2018 calendar and begin to plan for the next year. Buying a large year calendar is a great way to get a visual on what is coming up that the whole family can see. Place the calendar at eye level so that everyone can see it.
We like this one from At-A-Glance
. Plan your vacations now - that's the best way to make sure you take them!
Clean out the Hall Closet. Fall is a great time to revisit the hall closet. Review shoes and sporting equipment that can be put away for the season, and make way for incoming winter gear.
Organize or Establish Your Landing Zone. A landing zone is the area where things that go back and forth between school, work and home should land. If you have one, review it! What is working and what is not? If you don't, now is a great time to start one. Some items that should go here are keys, backpacks, checkbook, wallet, phone, receipts and mail.
Create a Homework Station.
This is a great way to create clear expectations and habits around homework for the new school year, and to keep homework organized and in one place.
For a complete breakdown on how to create this, check out our most recent blog, How to Create an Organized Homework Station.