Welcome to back to school week!
I wanted to create a series where we could prepare for back to school together, so this week all of my posts will be focusing on getting ready to go back to school!
I think of back to school time as a fresh start, and I LOVE to start the school year off right. Not only with new school supplies, but also fresh haircuts, dentist visits, a sparkly clean car, clean house, and a fully stocked kitchen.
While the first week of school can be exciting, it’s also an adjustment for everyone. I find that the more I can prepare (in all aspects of my life), the smoother and more enjoyable the first week of school is.
Let’s get started!!!
The first thing I do to prepare is create a back to school checklist. Included on the list are spots for
- Shopping: clothes, shoes, backpack, lunchbox, and school supplies;
- Appointments: hair, dentist, doctor;
- Organization: lunch supplies, homework station;
- Teacher gifts: gift, questionnaire;
- Cleaning: house and car; and
- First-day must-haves: first day of school sign, forms and medical info for office, reading logs etc.
I also leave a few spots open for anything that might pop up (something always does!).
To help everyone get started, I’m offering my back to school checklist as a free printable you can download. Click the image below to download the pdf. and print out the checklist to follow along.
I’ll be including tips, tutorials, and additional printables each day this week. Let’s start this school year off like a #momboss!
Click image to download Back to School Checklist
** Update: This giveaway has been completed. Congratulations to Sue from Buffalo, NY! **
I also want to kick this back to school week off with a giveaway!
I’m giving away a Cat and Jack bento box, along with some fun lunchbox accessories (sandwich cutter, ice pack, silicone snack cups, and lunch box notes).
I’ve made it super simple to enter. Just subscribe to our email list below and you’ll automatically be entered in this week’s giveaway. You must be 18 years old to enter, and located within the U.S.
The winner will be notified via email and announced on Friday. Good luck!
Marvel Mom says
So excited for this giveaway! I love Target, I love Cat and Jack, and I love Bento lunches!! Fingers crossed!
Btw, I love your blog, and your website. I know it sounds like I’m fangirling, but I kinda am! Lol. You are the much more organized and creative version of what I inspire to be. Or think that I am. Lol.
Julie Swansen says
Lol, You are too funny! Thank you so much for checking out my blog and for all the support! It means so much to me! Hopefully, I can live up to your sweet words!!