School Cleaning Tips
Cleanup Closet & Wardrobe
Back to school clothes shopping is a big to-do come August. Before you go out and replenish your child’s wardrobes, start by going through their clothes and donating anything that is too small or too worn out that can’t be worn again this school year. Create a list of what you need and any replacement pieces you want to purchase. Don’t forget to take advantage of end-of-season and Labor Day sales! To take your child’s closet game to the next level, check out the HGTV’s 10 Ways to Organize Your Kid’s Closet.
Restock Fridge & Pantry
Summer break is over, and that means the time has come again for packing lunches and after school snacks. One of our favorite back to school cleaning tips is purging your fridge and pantry. Make room for new school year goodies by going through your food supply and tossing anything that is expired. When shopping, don’t get caught up in buying snacks like chips and cookies that lack nutritional value. Instead, stock your fridge and pantry with healthy snacks that will provide your child with the right nutrients for proper growth and development.
Spruce Up Mudroom
A mudroom is a must-have space for any family home. It’s the perfect place for the kids to leave their school bags, shoes, sports gear, and coats before the walk through the house and begin leaving a trail of belongings. An important feature of a mudroom is easy-access storage for a less cluttered look. You can simply spruce up your entry way by adding a bench, hanging coat rack, labeled storage bins, or installing shelves. Arrange your home’s mudroom with help from Lowe’s How to Plan a Mudroom.
Create a Tidy Homework Station
Having a special place for your child to do their homework is crucial to their success. This will be a space where they can focus, and they know it’s time for business. When creating their homework station, pick a spot that offers natural light if possible. Another great tip for them to stay focused is to clear the clutter daily. This space needs to be tidy and clean to ensure they can concentrate. Stay organized by storing their supplies with the proper desk accessories. When picking a chair and desk ensure that it is comfortable and your child has enough room to spread out their work. Finally, making time for this homework station part of the daily routine. Whether it’s right when they get home or after dinner, it’s essential they know how important it is to sit down and dial down.