Back to school comes with tons of organization. With busy life styles for most families who are juggling a lot of responsibilities, keeping the house in order can seem nearly impossible. So today, In partnership with Wayfair.ca, I am sharing 3 ways to organize your home for back to school with less headache. These tips are sure to help any family to have a home that is orderly, clean and school ready.
3 Easy Ways to Organize your Home for Back to School
These simple rules are also going to take away the frustration, and give everyone plenty of room for fun family time in the process.
1. Charting and Assigning Chores
This is a great way to organize because creating chore charts helps us forget nothing. Sit down and create the ultimate chore chart that will cover everything your family has to do to keep the house clean. Include everything from dusting to vacuuming and cleaning pet toys or litter pans. This master list can then be transferred onto charts for reach child or family member.
After charting, assign every family member daily, weekly and monthly tasks. Take your master list and divide chores among the family. Every person will have something reasonable to take care of each day. For variety you can swap these out on a weekly or month basis, but make sure that all chores are covered. When everyone pitches in, it makes it much less daunting.
2. Clean like you mean it!
Deep clean one room per day. Things like baseboards, ceiling fans and dusting hard to reach places should be done regularly. Assign one room per day to handle with deep cleaning. Instead of facing the entire house, you can spend half an hour a day tackling one room and keeping everything in top shape. You can do one room per week, or maybe one room every other day if your home isn’t large or if you have even stricter time limits.
Keep cleaning supplies in all bathrooms for the ease of access. Make sure you have child locks on cabinets in bathrooms, kitchen and laundry room. Next make sure you have your all purpose cleaners in each bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. This will save steps when time to clean since you’ll have multiple easy to access areas with cleans you need.
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3. Organizing Toys and Storage
Make a no toys outside the bedroom rule and enforce it. One big time waster is picking up clutter in living areas. Make a rule and enforce it regarding toys and other items being outside the bedroom or playroom. Put these items into a tub to donate if found outside their home without permission. Kids learn fast when they lose their favorite items.
Also, invest in proper storage for magazines, throws, toys and electronics. From book cases to magazine racks or ottomans that double as storage, a home looks much tidier when things are in their home.
This Storage Cabinet Cubby I got from Wayfair is perfect to store my kids’ shoes, toys, clothes and other necessities!
As a Mom of two, I can never have too many storage cubbies. So I am happy that these 6 colorful and cute bins cater to my needs in organizing their playroom. Also rest assured, the cubby is non toxic so that you and your family are safe while using it.
Another item that caught my attention while shopping at Wayfair is this beautiful Chevron Toy Storage Bin.
I think adding it to any room will give it a fun pop. Perfect for kids’ rooms, playrooms, or closets, it folds flat when not in use for easy storage, and the lightweight design features handles for effortless carrying. Want to organize in style? Give this colorful storage bin a try!
As long as you provide a proper home for everything, it will make your home look neater, and thus be easier to keep clean.
These tips to keeping the house organized and clean are great for families where both parents work outside the home full time and hence in time crunch to get things done.
A bit of organization and team work makes a huge difference.
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Also, feel free to share any organizing tips you may have in the comments 🙂
****Disclosure: This post is written in partnership with wayfair.ca. All opinions expressed here are my own****
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