It’s that time of year again. Time to get the kids ready for back to school! Home management often gets overlooked or pushed to the side when it comes to getting the kids ready to go back to school. But, getting the home ready for the hustle and bustle after an easy going summer is just as important as buying school supplies and uniforms for the upcoming school year.
For all my home schooling buddies, you may not have even taken the summer off… but regardless of where you school, this post is intended to get you back on the track from the summer hiatus. Here are some home management tricks to get you through and past the busy school year ahead.
Keep the Kitchen Clean
Summer is generally not a season of routine but of flux. Family vacations, summer camps, barbecues and pool dates decorate the calendar. Toys, video games and a tremendous lack of order decorate you life! But, the consistent routine of the school year ahead is an opportunity to put everything back into perspective. One of the ways to do that is to get the kitchen in order. You may not believe me but, the heartbeat of your home is in the kitchen. The kitchen is where meals are planned & made, bellies are nourished and what happens in the kitchen can set the tone of your entire family’s budget and your home. Therefore, it is important to keep the kitchen clean, the grocery budget in check and delicious meals on the table. Think about it. Would you feel better walking into a home where the kitchen was kept relatively clean or one where dirty dishes continuously adorned the counter tops?
Serve Healthy Tasty Meals
Serve healthy and tasty meals that will keep your children healthy and keep them focused not just at school, but at home as well. Getting children used to eating whole foods and snacks is a great way to not only help them to get ready for the school but for life.
Between supplies, uniforms and fees, getting ready for the back to school season can get quite costly. Save some bucks on your grocery bill when and where you can. Besides using coupons, there are other things that you can do to slash the grocery budget. For example, using grocery sales cycles is a great way to get proactive about what to buy when.
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Keep it Neat
Clutter is on an going battle in most homes with or without having children in school. Add in the frantic, endless paper clutter from having kids in school and the clutter can reach astounding peaks. Take control where you can and create systems to keep clutter at bay.