A new school year is just around the corner! Get your kids and home in order for maximum efficiency and less stress by getting a jumpstart on a few projects. Here are some of the best projects to complete before school starts from Closet & Storage Concepts Denver.
Get ready for the new school year by cutting and shredding any unneeded paper. Whether it’s old school reports, homework, or tests, help your kids decide what should be kept or tossed. Involving your kids is a great way to encourage them to complete the project next year. As your kid’s rooms get in order be sure to tend to your own bills and paperwork. Consider enrolling in automatic and paperless billing to help eliminate paperwork altogether. This will cut down on time you spend sorting the mail and increase time with your family.
Replace and Reuse
New school supplies are a big part of beginning a new school year. Take inventory of last year’s supplies and compare it to your current school list. Buy only what is needed so you don’t store unnecessary items. Before you throw out old or worn out items, consider saving them to see if you can reuse them. Metal tin lunch boxes look great and work well to corral cords and other electronic items. Plastic food containers work well to hold erasers, clips, and crayons in drawers or storage cubbies.
Create a Command Center
Having a “command center” in a central area in your home will help to keep you and your family on the same page. You can easily create a wall hanging system in your entryway to keep keys, sunglasses, and important notes. Your command center should be able to act as a physical storage system while also allowing space to keep track of important dates and activities, or even the dinner menu. We see most of these organization systems incorporated in the kitchen pantry, entryway, or mudroom.
Prepare the Desks
Foster a productive study area by preparing your child’s desk or study area. Much like you would for your own office, make sure there is enough storage for pencils, crayons, markers, or even electronic items if your child’s curriculum will require computer access. For younger kids, you can keep the permanent markers and messy glue in an area that is harder to reach. Choose a desk that will work well for them at their height. Choose custom storage options to increase storage space. Wall mounted storage systems and shelves tend to work well in a child’s room. Custom office and storage solutions will ensure that you have enough space for all of your child’s items.
Going back to school is an exciting time for families. Make sure your storage system and home are in tip-top shape with the help of Closet & Storage Concepts. We serve Denver, Longmont, and all of Colorado. We can’t wait to create a solution for your organizational needs.
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