Having the kids home from school all summer long can leave your home feeling cluttered! With all the changes that come with a new school year, it’s important to set up some routines. Especially when it comes to keeping your home clean. Check out the top 5 back to school cleaning tips to reclaim your home this school year!
Create a “Drop Zone”
Between shoes, backpacks, jackets, and papers, you will need a designated area for your kids to drop everything off. The ideal location is near the door they use the most after coming home from school. Having a drop zone near the door will protect hardwood floors and keep dirt from traveling throughout the house.
Set up a Chore Chart
Cleaning is always easier when you have more helping hands! Set you and your kids up for a successful year by creating a daily or weekly chore chart. Check out my list for age appropriate chores to get you started.
Color Coded Folders
Have each child choose a folder for their school papers and handmade keepsakes. Having a designated folder for each child will keep your counter and fridge clutter free. You can even make it a habit to go through the folder each quarter and discard any papers or projects they no longer want.
Donate Small Clothes
If you haven’t already, take some time to sort through clothes and donate anything that doesn’t fit your child anymore. After that, you’ll have plenty of space for new items.
Refresh your Fridge
After a long summer, the typical family fridge and freezer can be a disaster zone. To refresh your fridge for autumn, make sure to check expiration dates and toss anything past its time. It’s also a good time to plan some healthy family meals to help your kids adjust to the new school year.
While you’re unloading and checking everything, take some time to deep clean your fridge and freezer. Some sanitizer spray or some vinegar water goes a long way when it comes to odors left in the fridge. If you still have lingering odors, you can add a cup of baking soda to the back of your fridge to keep it smelling fresh.
With drop offs, pick ups, new schedules, and extracurricular activities, a new school year can be chaotic.Use our top 5 back to school cleaning tips to keep your home more organized this year.
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