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It's that time of year again! The kids are headed back to school, and that means it's time to get organized. If your home is anything like ours, it probably feels like it's constantly cluttered with school supplies, sports equipment, and pieces of artwork. But don't worry. We've got you covered with our top tips for back-to-school storage. Keep reading to learn how you can declutter your home and keep your family organized all school year long.


1. Create a dedicated homework station

A designated spot for homework will help your kids stay on top of their assignments and make it easier for you to keep track of their progress. Make sure the space is well-lit and stocked with all the supplies they'll need, like pencils, paper, scissors, glue, etc.


2. Invest in some storage bins

Storage bins are a great way to keep seasonal items like sports equipment and winter clothes organized. Label each bin with a list of what's inside so you can easily find what you're looking for when you need it.


3. Get the whole family involved in decluttering

Schedule a regular time (once a week or once a month) to go through your home and get rid of any clutter that has accumulated. This is a great opportunity to involve your kids in the decluttering process and teach them about the importance of maintaining a tidy home.


4. Make use of vertical space

When it comes to storage, vertical space is your friend. Utilize wall space by hanging hooks for coats and backpacks or install shelves to store textbooks and other frequently used items.


5. Take advantage of technology

There are tons of great apps and websites that can help you manage your family's schedule and keep track of important deadlines (like when homework is due or when soccer practice ends). Utilize these tools to make your life easier and stay on top of your family's busy schedule.

Conclusion: With these back-to-school storage tips, you'll have no trouble keeping your home organized all year long! Do you have any other tips for staying clutter-free?



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