Home management tricks for the back to school year ahead

Home Management Tricks to Get Ready for Back-to-School

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.

home management tricks to get through the 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?

10 Shortcuts for Cleaning Your Kitchen in Record Time

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.

Easy Breakfast: Egg and Ham Breakfast Cups 

5 Ways to Simplify What’s for Dinner

Back to School Snacks 

Budget Wisely

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.

Grocery Sales Cycles

12 Secrets to Cutting Your Grocery Bill in Half

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.

How to Organize Toy Clutter in Your Home

The Importance of Home Ambience 

How to Make a Coupon Organizer

 

These are just a few tips that can help you get your home ready for the school year. What are some of your home management tips for back to school?

  • Comments ( 9 )

  • avatar
    Crystal & Co. (@CrystalandComp)

    Love these tips for busy moms as we get into back to school mode!

    My readers loved this post too. You can check out your feature here: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2013/08/best-mom-advice-8613/.

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    LisaDLS

    Awesome!

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    Barb Hoyer (@BarbHoyer)

    I work on my own routine first, and then ease my kids into their school morning routine in August.

    Thanks for sharing your tips at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      That’s a great approach. Makes a lot of sense.

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    PlayDrMom

    Some really great ideas here! Thanks SO much for sharing on the Kid Blogger Network Back-To-School blog hop!

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      I appreciate you stopping by. Have a phenomenal weekend!

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    Edna

    Lisa, you are a lifestyle goddess! Thank you for the great tips! 🙂

    • avatar
      LisaDLS

      What a great way to start my Labor Day weekend! You can stop by my blog anytime. 😉

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