BIA Interiors Feature: Organizational Tips for the School Year

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As we say goodbye to summer, we say hello to back-to-school nights. It can be daunting to get kids ready to pick up the pencils again, but with the right organization and setup, we can make the transition a lot smoother. The secret is to make small but impactful changes around your space to get you and your kids ready for the school season. These changes can be anything from setting up the desk space with fresh stationary to making sure your kitchen is equipped with on-the-go meals and snacks. Starting to make these little changes week by week will make tackling the new school year a breeze.

Installing magnetic chalkboards to the fridge of this Brooklyn Heights apartment was an organizational game changer.

Open, all-white kitchen with black pendant lights hanging above the kitchen island

The boards ensure that everyone knows their schedule, down to school meetings, extracurriculars, and even meal prep instructions. For a simple solution, try buying a chalkboard or whiteboard to keep in a common space.

Another way to get your kids geared up for the school year is to make their desk spaces fun and personal for them. A designated space for homework, studying, bag prep, and virtual classes is the key to staying focused.

Office with lavender walls, white desk and floating shelves, and white Roman shades

These two desk spaces are reflective of our young clients' personalities and ensure that they have a clean, dedicated space to study.

A seamless school year also involves a streamlined process to get ready for the day. Making sure bathrooms are well-organized and easy to get ready in can be a huge morning time saver. Fully stocked laundry spaces and closets organized with systems to accommodate getting ready in a hurry can also speed up mornings.

Keeping a clutter-free mudroom can provide easy access out the door on rushed mornings. Regardless of if your home has a designated mudroom, one can be created with hooks and cubbies near the entrance.

We guarantee that if you implement even one or two of these tips, your school days will get easier. Get ready to conquer the school year with confidence and much needed organization!