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Great Back-To-School Tips For The Whole Family

Can you hide you enthusiasm for back-to-school time? Probably not and that’s a good thing. With the approach of the school year, your kids might be feeling a bit anxious and your excitement at the prospect of them going back to school could actually help. It’s not just about making your day easier but about them meeting up with old friends, taking on new challenges and simply learning. Here are some other great back-to-school tips you should put into action:


Set Obtainable Goals

The hope is that every child will be a straight A student and the star of whatever activity the want to go out for. The reality is that getting those straight A’s is going to require a lot of work and sacrifice and not everyone can be the star quarterback or the lead in the musical. That doesn’t mean your kid can’t have ambitions and goals. It will just help to mix the encouragement with a healthy dose of reality. Winning isn’t as important as trying your best.

Be Prepared

If your child is going to a new school, then it will help to give them a preview of that school. There will probably be an orientation where they can check out the classrooms and meet the teachers. If not, then the school will surely be open a few days before the first day for a quick walk-through. You should also reach out to the teachers and introduce yourself and find out if there are course materials that can be obtained early on.

Be Consistent

You need to set boundaries for bedtime, wake-up and homework and you need to be consistent with them. Thanks to DVRs, any TV show or movie can be finished watching the next night. It might even be better to hold off until the weekend to watch the shows especially if it is going to cause a lot of grumbling. As for waking up in the morning, the snooze alarm is not going to be anyone’s friend.

With regard to homework, you also have to set a consistent time for your kid to finish their daily assignments. That includes Fridays even though they have the “whole weekend” to get it done. How many times did you take the weekend and end up scrambling on a Sunday night?

Get Organized

Not only do you have to get organized with everyone’s new schedule but you also have to make sure things run efficiently when it comes to lunch making and outfit wearing. If you can make lunches the night before, then you’ll be the ahead of the game. The same for picking out what the kids are going to wear to school. It will help to keep the closets clear of all the unwanted items that they’ve outgrown or wouldn’t be caught dead in! To get rid of all that stuff and the rest of your clutter, book a session with Junk King Monterey. The hauling crew from Junk King can swoop in and clear out the stuff you want to get rid of in a single session. Hiring Junk King Monterey for some decluttering time is going to go a long way towards getting the house ready for back-to-school.

Santa Cruz Junk Removal Services – Back To School 2014

The fall semester is only a couple weeks old but already high school football teams are locked in fierce competition. There was a time when high school sports were strictly local. You could count on boosters and alumni filling up the stadiums on a Friday night. Now thanks to the Internet, local high school games have a chance to go global. Every game that is written up and posted on a website can reach far beyond the community. Add in photos and videos and you’ll see how quickly a remarkable play on the field can go viral. It’s a good time to be involved with high school sports.


Back to school is also a good time for you to get the house ready for the upcoming holidays. If you decorate for Halloween like you do for Christmas, then you’ve probably got a couple of boxes stashed away full of lights, paper ghosts and plastic pumpkins. How much of a struggle is it to get to those decorations? If you dread going into your garage or basement because of all the clutter, then you should get Junk King over to your home ASAP.

Junk King is part of a national franchise of over 60 branches of professional junk hauling services. They have set a standard of excellence in this field. It is a standard that every one of their branches follows. That begins with hiring friendly and dependable workers. All the crews working with Junk King has been insured. This is their full-time job and they treat every home and business with a great deal of respect. They know that a happy customer will spread the good word about Junk King and that means more business. When you consider that Junk King has become the number one junk removal company in the area, it is clear they are doing something right.

Along with their friendly way of doing business, Junk King has also adopted a vigorous recycling policy. They manage to divert up to 60% of everything they collect away from local landfills. You might not see that impact right away but it will definitely mean a lot for the future of Santa Cruz’s environment. That’s a great legacy for all our kids. When you’re ready to tackle your home junk removal chore, Junk King will be ready to lend a hand.