Top 3 Must-Dos to be Prepared for the New School Year

Back to school? Already?! 

Believe it or not, it’s here. If you haven’t been back-to-school shopping yet, you will be soon. You may already be planning to take advantage of the tax-free days and stock up on clothing and school supplies. Before you grab your purse and rush out the door, though, there are a few must-dos we recommend to help the school year go a little easier. 

We all know that once the school year starts, our lives will only get busier. So, there’s no better time to take care of some chores before the hustle and bustle of the school year begins. Here are our top 3 …  

(1) Get Your Kids’ Closets in Order so They’ll Always Know What to Wear

No parent likes to waste precious minutes in the morning helping a child figure out what to wear. But if your child’s closet is a mess, that’s just what you may face, come the first day of school. 

August is a great month to go through kids’ closets and do some reorganizing. Here’s what we suggest: 

  • Sort through the clothing kids already have. You might have your children try on their clothes to see what fits and what doesn’t. 
  • Create a “donate” pile for clothing kids have grown out of. 
  • Repair what can be mended easily.
  • Identify clothing needs for the new school year and make a list before you go shopping. This might save you some cash! 
  • Put a few outfits together and make them easy to find. 

Our adjustable shelving units are perfect for growing kids. With our kid-size customizable closets, you can move shelves up or down to meet changing needs.   

Our telescoping clothing rods are also a great accessory to add to your child’s closet. Your kiddo will love planning and hanging up her first-day-of-school outfit! 

If you’re interested in exploring closet ideas before the school year starts, give one of our designers a call! 

(2) Give Your Home Office or Craft Station Some Attention

Chances are, you’re already planning to hit a few back-to-school sales and stock up on needed supplies. Why not take the time to organize your home office or craft station so those supplies will be on hand when you need them? 

Doing so will save you a headache when your child “forgets” that they have a science project due the next day. After all, no one likes to make an expensive emergency run to Target for posters and glue sticks!   

We suggest that you grab a few extra pens, notebooks, folders, and craft supplies when you’re checking items off your child’s back-to-school list. Store them where you and your child will always be able to find them. 

Need inspiration? Imagine how much fun you and your child can have in these dedicated spaces!  

(3) Make School Mornings Easier with Spaces for Jackets and Backpacks 

Do you get sick of the untidy pile of jackets, shoes, backpacks, and sports equipment that appears in the most inconvenient spot every school year? You’re not alone. In fact, it’s one of the most common complaints we hear from parents! 

Have you considered creating a designated area for your kids’ belongings? By creating a space for their things, and getting them in the habit of using it, you help kids learn skills like organization and cleanliness. Plus, you finally get a clear entryway and a tidier home! This can make busy weekday mornings a little easier for the entire family. 

Our designers can build a number of different solutions, from cubbies to lockers, that will fit any size space. Here’s just one example!

Make This School Year Stress-Free with Organized Spaces by Saint Louis Closet Co. 

At Saint Louis Closet Co., we help you organize your space and have fun doing it. Would you like to make this school year the best ever? Give us a call. 

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