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15 Back-To-School Tips That’ll Have You Ready For the New Year (Kids and Parents)

School is about to be in session for a brand new year! Supplies are being bought, outfits are being preps and new shoes are being broken in. There’s no need to be nervous though. Whether you’re starting freshman year at college, high school, middle school or you’re taking your first steps into 4th grade, there are some easy tips and trick that’ll have you ready for the new year – including Mom and Dad. Check them out below!

1. Buy An Alarm Clock

Classic alarm clock for school

GHS recommends going old school with our wake up call. Invest in an actual alarm clock – instead of our phones – and have them be the way we start our mornings! It’s also smart to begin the school routine about two weeks out from the first day of school, it’ll be so much easier to wake up that morning if you do!

2. Make A Homework Caddy

Homework caddy diy

Whether you make it a project for the family or surprise the kids with it, check out this homemade homework caddy from Clean Mama. Have a space for the kids to plop down and get their work done right afters school. Sit this atop the kitchen table, provide snacks and let them go at it.

3. Keep A Planner

Diy school planner

Having a planner is an absolute must. Keep up with all of your homework, extracurriculars and social game all in one easy spot. You can even have fun DIYing your very own to suit your specific needs with help from this YouTube video.

4. Organize Outfits Ahead of Time

Organizing outfits for school

This is an absolute must for both mom and kid. It helps makes mornings so much easier and also helps the big kids get up and getting moving on time. And thankfully, Sunny Side Up gives out tips for moms of little ones that can’t quite pick their own clothes out yet!

5. Continue To Read

Group of happy kids reading books outside, friendship and learni