School and summer vacation time will soon becoming to an end before we know it. Have you begun to prepare your college student or child to get ready for their return to school? I didn't think so.
Even though no one wants to think about that yet. It will be here sooner than you think. It is still not too late.
Preparing a new or returning college student can be emotional and stressful (even or especially for parents) Proper planning and organizing can help to reduce that for everyone involved. Having had three children of my own graduate from college, I know what it is like because I have been through it. It can be difficult and you often may end up fighting over it. A couple of important points can improve everyone's experience.
1. Know how big their dorm room or apartment is. It is very easy to take too much for the room size and more than they need.
2. With limited space and sometimes funds (college can be expensive) knowing which items to take and leave behind is crucial.
3. Select the right organization items to make maximum use of the available space. Your child might have no interest in this yet but believe me they will be glad you did later.
4. Are you moving them locally or a long distance? This can make a difference on what and how much you can take at once. This can require a different strategy. I was overseas when all three of mine went away to college, two of them attending school outside of the USA.
5. If your child is going to share a room with other students, it can be very helpful to clearly label or mark their belongings. It can prevent a lot of problems later on.
For preschool and elementary students it is even more important for them to begin with a fresh and well organized start to the school year. Whether it is teaching them to organize their back packs, clothes and breakfast items the night before, there are many ways to make the mornings less stressful and chaotic. It is also time for Mom or Dad to help organize their room (or of course you can call the Merry Organizer.
For any of these problems don't be afraid to call the Merry organizer for some help. Even teachers who may need a little assistance getting their rooms organized for the new year. Remember I offer a free in home assessment.
Happy New School Year to Students, Parents and Teachers,
Sharon Caruso The Merry Organizer