Prepping for Back to School

It’s hard to think about getting ready to go back to school in July. If you have a Colorado kid who will start their new school year in August, pour a glass of ice tea, head out to the patio and with feet up begin to think about getting the kiddos back to school. Cleaning out closets, assessing wardrobe needs and refining last year’s processes for managing homework, lunches, transportation and activities will all start to creep back into our thoughts as we enjoy the last lazy days of summer.

There are unlimited ways to get organized and prepared for this busy time of year. As you do your regular shopping you begin to notice that now school supplies are prominently displayed in every store. Here is a link to a site that has a great variety of ways to prepare and get organized for school.http://organizedhome.com/seasonal-spin/back-to-school-tips-get-organized . I especially like the cleaning section that breaks down common home areas needing to be organized and how to tackle them.

As we look ahead to having the kids occupied again and the house is getting back in order, ideas for fall home projects always comes to mind. Fun back to school projects might include updating your backsplash in the kitchen or bathroom. Make a ‘Splash’ in Your Kitchen Replacing shrubs in the yard that have become woody or overgrown is also a great fall project. http://www.denverpost.com/2015/04/16/nine-shrubs-for-colorado-that-even-the-knights-of-ni-would-love/

While no one wants to spend too much of their summer thinking about going back to school, planning can be fun and relaxing if the entire household is involved. So, whether it is interior projects and getting the kids organized or spending outside time planning a new layout for the backyard, be sure to have fun doing it. Afterall, enjoying kids, family and our great weather is what summer is all about.

 

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