My kids went back to school last week, although the holiday this week kept our schedule a bit in flux. It’s seems weird to go to school for three days and then have three days off, but that’s how the schedule has always been. Although I always love having my kids home with me, I think they were craving a bit of structure in their days. After weeks of camp, we had two weeks of vacation, and then no set schedule at all. Things start to go off the rails a bit once that happens! Now that my kids are in school regularly, I’m embracing my schedule and starting to work on fall organization. If you are going through the same process, here are my fall organizational tips for moms.
Fall Organizational Tips for Moms
Pull Out Your Planner
If you, like me, need to need to plan doctor’s appointments, household work, and car maintenance, pull out your planner. I made a list of everything that I need to schedule, and then have gone down that list calling everyone and making appointments.
It’s also a good idea to take your kids’ school schedules and add all relevant dates to your planner. My kids just started school, but I already have the dates for band concerts and curriculum nights, as well as holidays and early-release days.
Now is a great time to look at planners for the upcoming year. As I was scheduling stuff, I realized that some of these appointments and dates are in the new year. So having a planner with those dates is helpful for staying organized.
Plan Areas to Clean and Organize
My schedule isn’t the only thing that needs to be organized. The lazy days of summer have resulted in a few areas of clutter in my home. I’ve made a list of all of those areas, and then have planned out when I’ll tackle them. We have a lot to toss and donate, so I’ve also got to set up appointments for donation and trash pickup.
Get Ready for the Holidays
Yes, the holidays are right around the corner. Now is a good time to get ready for the busy holiday months. Thinking of going away? Start to plan your trip and make reservations for pet care if you need it. Our kennel always fills up for the holidays.
It’s also a great time to look at your Christmas card list and make updates for people who have moved. That way, you’ll have a list ready to go when it’s time to order new cards.
If you’ve already purchased some gifts over the past few months, start pulling them together so that you know what you’ve already bought.
Are you ready for fall? Do you have other fall organizational tips?