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Back-to-School Series: Preparing your home for the first day of school

Updated: Sep 28, 2023

As the summer draws to a close, it's time to start thinking about getting everything organized before the school year begins. One of the best ways to prepare for the upcoming academic year is to reset and organize key areas of your home. Below are some areas to focus on as you prepare yourself and your children for the school year.



First, the entryway or mudroom is a great place to start. This is where everything enters and exits the home, so it's important to keep it organized. A coat rack, shoe rack, and a few baskets or bins for backpacks and sports equipment can make a big difference. This will help keep clutter at bay and ensure that everything is easily accessible on those busy mornings.

Homework Area

Next, it's important to focus on the study area. Whether your child has a dedicated desk or just a small space in their bedroom, it's important to make sure it's clean and comfortable. This means clearing out any unnecessary clutter, organizing school supplies, and ensuring that there is adequate lighting.


Finally, the kitchen is a key area to organize before the school year begins. Meal planning and preparation can be stressful during the school year, so it's important to get ahead of the game. Take some time to clean out the pantry and fridge, make a meal plan, and stock up on healthy snacks and lunch options. This will not only save you time during the week but also ensure that your family is eating healthy and nutritious meals.


In conclusion, resetting and organizing key areas of your home before the school year begins can make a big difference in reducing stress and ensuring a smooth transition into the new academic year. Focus on the entryway, study area, and kitchen to ensure that your family is ready for a successful and productive school year.

If you're still feeling overwhelmed, it's okay to ask for help! Check out our in-person or virtual services and you can have a professional organizer help you while you get your home prepped for this back-to-school season. You can sign up for a FREE consultation here.

I also have a totally free download for you! I created the Ultimate Back-to-School Checklist to make your first day of school a breeze! Check it out here.

You got this, mom! Have an amazing school year!

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