Heading into Labor Day Weekend means that next week, school kicks into high gear across the city. A few schools have already started up but it doesn’t seem official until the last long weekend of summer is over. Is your family ready for back-to-school? Here are some smart tips to help with the transition:
The first thing to do is have a family meeting. This can actually occur over dinner or at a restaurant. The purpose of the family meeting is to set the goals for the coming year. Whether this is first grade or 12th grade, there are things you expect of your student and things they expect of your. Setting these goals at the beginning of the school year will help keep everything in focus in the months ahead.
Get Back on Schedules
The concept of “it’s a school night” has probably been forgotten over the summer but now is the time to reintroduce that. This means getting everyone into bed earlier so they can get up earlier. You never want to get reports from teachers about your kid dozing off in class.
Plan out Snacks and Lunches
It’s a good idea to plan out lunches and after-school snacks for the week especial if you’re making them from scratch. This planning actually starts with grocery shopping on the weekend. If you can write out a menu for the week, then you’ll know what you need and what is getting made. More importantly, you won’t have to get into debates with the kids. Somehow writing things down makes it more “permanent.”
Get Rid of Clutter
It will also help to establish some cleanup policies for back-to-school. There shouldn’t be a trail of shoes, jackets and backpacks from the front door leading into the house. Everything needs a proper place. As for the kid’s closets, the more you can removed that isn’t every going to be worn again, the easier it will be to sort through the things they’re keeping. You might also need that room for new outfits if they’ve outgrown all the old stuff.
Helping you get rid of all that clutter is where Junk King Houston comes into play. However big the piles of unwanted stuff you have, the team from Junk King can get it removed in no time at all. A decluttering session with Junk King Houston is going to be a big help with your family’s back-to-school transition.