5 Tips to Survive the End of the School Year

Moms, we’re in the home stretch! School is wrapping up and summer is just around the corner. If you’re like us, you’re juggling end-of-the-year plays, concerts, practices, games, award ceremonies, graduations, parties, barbecues…and the list goes on.

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Here are our top five tips for staying organized (and sane) during these finals weeks of school:

1. Keep Your Calendar Close

Make sure every activity and event is marked in your shared calendar so you don’t double book or overbook. RSVP to events as soon as you receive the invitation.

2. Look Ahead

Instead of looking one or two days ahead, start looking one or two weeks ahead to avoid last minute surprises. As you’re looking ahead, make a list of things you need to do and buy before the end of the school year e.g., make final decisions about summer camps and purchase teacher’s gifts respectively. Be sure to block time in your schedule to accomplish these tasks — otherwise, they might get away from you.

3. Pick 3 “Mom Uniforms”

Choose three outfits that you can wear on repeat: one for practices and games, one for the school play and concert, and one for award ceremonies, graduations, and parties. Once you’ve selected your outfits, set them aside in your closet so they’re easy to access quickly. This will be such a time saver!

4. Tackle the “Paper Tiger”

Mark a date on your calendar and block the time to go through your kids’ school artwork and papers. You can do it all at once or separate the task by child. Be ruthless and only keep the best of the best. Remember that if you only keep 10 pieces from each school year, you’ll still have 130-150 pieces of art and paper to store for each child.

5. Ask for Help

We would love to help you get more organized so you can smoothly navigate the end of the school year. Visit our Contact Page to get the process rolling.