School will be in session before you know it, and the last thing you or your kids need is a stressful end to their summer break. Avoid last-minute preparation and stress by getting ready for the back-to-school season now with these simple tips and tricks.
1. Start shopping now
Rather than postpone that dreaded shopping trip to the end of summer, keep an eye out for back-to-school deals and start shopping for your kids' necessities now. Many stores will start their sales in July, so you can find good deals and purchase the items your kids actually want and need. Plus, you can break the trip up into a couple segments over the next several weeks, keeping you from stressing out and overspending on last-minute buys.
2. Set up a school organization space
Ward off lost homework and disorganized school supplies by setting up a special organizational space for your children's school supplies. Hang designated hooks for each child's backpack, and keep individual assignment folders nearby for their homework, projects, and permission slips. For a fun touch, add some hanging clips to the space to show off their special artwork or good grades. By keeping everything together, your kids will have less trouble getting their work together for the day.
3. Practice your daily routine
The first day of school--and any day-- can be ruined very quickly by a rushed morning. It's important that you and your children get into a smooth routine before school hits. At least one week before school, start adjusting your children (and yourself) to the morning wake-up schedule. Determine what and when your kids will eat for breakfast, where their school clothes will be and who will dress them, and whether each child can be responsible to grab his own school supplies. Doing practice runs of a typical school morning will prevent your children from being late or overwhelmed.
4. Prepare teacher gifts
As stressed as you might be for school season, your children's teachers probably have you beat. Brighten up their days with some beautiful and inexpensive gifts using Wall Decor Plus More's vinyl decals. Consider give them a fram
e with an "I teach. What's your superpower?" decal on a colorful board inside. Or, choose a couple fun quotes from our wide selection of back-to-school decals and include them in a basket with some instant lattes and candy, allowing the teacher to place the decals wherever they want. Your gift is sure to brighten up their day, and give your child something to look forward to as well.
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