“Prior Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance”
Place a calendar on the back of the bathroom door. This will help remind your children of the time expected for them to utilize the space before the next big kid enters. Remind them that whatever they take out to use needs to be put back immediately.
If your child has their own bathroom, a calendar is a good reminder for brushing teeth before and after bed with a sticker check mark.
Placing the routine into the beginning of their day will help with the flow of the routine for the rest of their day.
It’s also time to make a clean, fresh start at the desk.
Before this new school year begins, remove anything from the last school year and start fresh.
It’s nice to have new supplies for school, but why not update the homework area with new pencils, pens, and a new inspirational quote board for the new year? A fresh, clean area gives way to new and clear thoughts.
- Flip the mattress.
- Clean the clutter under the bed.
- Wash all linens and create a routine to wash them weekly during the school year.
- Make sure electronics, such as phones, are kept away from the beds to charge at night so sleep isn’t interrupted.
- Is it time to buy a new pillow? Why not remove the current germy pillow, or at least buy a new allergen pillow case to cover the existing pillow?
Every home is different, so why not walk around your home and make your own personal list of the areas you need to focus on? Quickly clearing and cleaning is essential for preparing for the upcoming school year.