I’m a big fan of organization and of making sure that everyone knows that everything has a place and that everyone knows everywhere they need to be at the correct time. Here’s the thing, though – I’ve gotten miserably out of this habit over the course of summer break and we’re all paying for it. I’ve dropped the ball on some projects that needed to be completed by a specific deadline, I’ve forgotten dates we’d made with friends, and we’re in a general state of chaos as to what sports or activities we need to attend on any given day. Thankfully, I’ve come up with three simple ways to start the school year right that will get us right back on track – and not a moment too soon, I might add.
Before we dig in, I just have to say that I was able to find everything I needed at my local Walmart while I was doing my regular back to school shopping so nothing I’m saying will be tough or expensive to recreate. You can do it!
One. A little bit of love goes a long way.
Starting a new school year can be like Christmas for parents, but for kiddos, it may be a rough time with lots of change as they have to adjust to a new teacher with different expectations and a different set of classmates. Help ease the drama by adding a surprise note or two in their lunches. I’ve printed mine on Post-it® Notes so that I know they’ll stay exactly where I put them in the lunch box.
To print your own Post-It® Notes, start by downloading this file: Post-it Print Guides.
Print the blank frame page to start. Add your blank Post-it® Notes inside each of the boxes and press them firmly down. Load the prepared sheet into your printer.
Print the second sheet in the file to get six different FUN notes to surprise your kidlet with!
Any child would be thrilled to get a little bit of love from their parents or special someone.
Two. Put it in writing.
Without fail, my children (and I) are more likely to complete a chore or project if we have some kind of written reminder. Additionally, we don’t always do our best when something is sprung on us last minute.
I’ve created an additional set of printable Post-it® Notes perfect just for all of those little necessary reminders that pop up. I’ll be adding the daily reminders to the front of my kiddos’ binders so they will always be up to date on what’s happening next and they can easily recycle the used note when the day is finished.
To print this particular set of Post-it® Notes, simply follow the directions from the previous set of encouraging notes, but print page three of the document instead.
Three. Get it on the calendar.
In our little world, if it isn’t written on Momma’s calendar, it ain’t happening. The only way that I can remember all of the things that need to be done and need to be attended to is by writing every single thing down. Occasionally, I need to remember to run an errand or that I need to make a phone call, but it doesn’t need to be written in stone on the pages of my pretty planner.
I like to add Post-it® Flags and Tabs throughout my planner to highlight those certain tasks that could easily slip through the cracks. I love that I can easily write on the Post-it® Tabs to jot down an idea and when the reminder is no longer needed, I can simply remove the flag without any damage to my planner and toss it.
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