Back to School, Organizing for a Successful Year

Although it seems as if summer just started, it is already that time of year where those skin kissed kids need to get ready to head back to school.  I know they don’t want to hear it, but as parents we are already preparing and maybe even a little excited to get them out of the house again.  Whether your kids are heading off to college or entering a new school year, preparing can be a fun and collaborative time spent together.  With one daughter in college and one who just graduated college, I have some great experiences on how to organize for a successful year. Below are my tips and items you can implement in your home and lifestyle.

The perfect workspace

If you have room in your home to create a workspace for your kids, do it!  Just like adults who may work from home, your kids need a place that inspires a creative mind.  The workspace does not need to be limited to a desk, although there are some great desk options available.  Below are some phenomenal workspaces for kids or even adults.

 

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Click the image to learn more about creating this cool workspace.

 

A great option for small spaces!

A great option for small spaces!

 

Check out this and other creative options for creating unique workspaces both you and your kids will love.

Check out this and other creative options for creating unique workspaces both you and your kids will love.

 

Two's company...check out this great idea by Coco Lapine Design.

Two’s company…check out this great idea by Coco Lapine Design.

 

Whether they're heading to pre-school or pre-med, the right space can inspire creativity!  Check out some of my favorites from Brit + Co.

Whether they’re heading to pre-school or pre-med, the right space can inspire creativity! Check out some of my favorites from Brit + Co.

 

Desk Organization

With new stores and new online retailers popping up every day, it’s easier than ever to stay organized within your workspace.  Even fashion companies like Kate Spade and interior designers like Nate Berkus are joining in on the fun with their own line of office supplies.  The same way you organize your kitchen or your closet, keeping your things tidy will help you be more effective in your studies or work.  Below are some great desktop organizers, drawer organizers, storage boxes and beyond.

 

 
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