BACK TO SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY!
September 4th, 2013
The arrival of September means that school is back in full swing in our Hamilton, NJ community! AR&C Self Storage wants to help you and your family have a successful start to the 2013-2014 school year by assisting in home organization. We’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you navigate everything from homework to packed lunches.• Prepare the night before: Mornings can be a nightmare once school is back in session. Checking homework, packing lunches, ironing clothes, catching buses, all before 8 AM! Plan ahead and try to get some of the morning tasks done the night before. Give the kids some nightly tasks, such as cleaning out their lunchboxes and emptying the contents of their backpacks, which not only will help you, but will teach them the benefits of preparation.• Inbox and Outbox: Back to school means endless forms to fill out and return, as well as calendars and contact information to keep. Create a filing system for papers to keep and papers to return to school, and explain to your kids how it works. Then, one of their evening prep steps can be to put their papers in their proper place. No more lost lunch lists or forgotten forms!• Get a calendar: Now that there are multiple schedules to try and follow, why not create a central location for everyone in the family to see what’s going on for the week? If Sunday night is always “Dinner with Aunt Susie and Uncle Mark” and Thursday evenings are devoted to soccer practice, having a visual reminder will help everyone plan accordingly. Plus, it’ll give you a place to write in chores, like “feed Rover” or “wash football uniform”. Who knows, maybe someone else in the family will get the hint and start taking out the trash for trash day?• Designate a place for lunch packing supplies: Pick a spot in the refrigerator and cupboard that your children can go to pack their lunch and stock it with the necessary supplies. If you have little ones, you’ll want things that don’t require knives for cutting, like precut cheese and apple slices. A place that is readily accessible, stocked with healthy snacks and easy to work in will make it that much easier for your kids to help prepare their meals.The beginning of a new school year is a great time to set new priorities and get organized. Here’s wishing you a successful start from all of us at AR&C Self Storage!