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How to Create a Back-to-School Command Center
I love back-to-school season. It’s like New Years all over again! Everything is new and fresh and it’s like a fresh start. With the fresh start I am given, I like to spend a little time getting organized.
Every school year my kids come home with stacks and stacks of papers. I usually find my kitchen table or counters covered in papers. I have also been known to throw away important papers or assignments that the kids needed. Oops! So, now with this fresh start back-to-school has given me, I am making a command center.
While I was purchasing all of my back-to-school supplies at Walmart, I was able to pick up everything I needed to put my command center together.
How to put your Back-to-School Command Center together:
Pick a location.
Find some place that is central to your family. Whether that be your foyer, mud room, kitchen, etc. It’s up to you. Just be sure it’s some place you pass by often. If the location you chose doesn’t work, change it up! I have mine in our foyer area.
Create a file system.
I created folders with each of my kids’ names on them and then folders for my daughter’s dance papers, the papers that come home from cub and girl scouts and then miscellaneous papers that I need to fill out.
Reinforce your folders.
I wrote the names of the files on pieces of Scotch® Super Hold Tape . By using the tape, I can reuse the folders by removing the tape when I need to change them. They also keep my marker or pen from smudging. Scotch® Super Hold Tape has a thicker backing that delivers durability when secured.
Organize your files.
While I was at Walmart, I picked up this great file folder organizer to hang up on the wall with the files I created.
So now, whenever the kids come home from school or their activities, I just put their papers in the appropriate file. Every few days, I go through the “fill out” folder.
I am so excited to roll with back to school this year thanks to this command center! Scotch® is a great staple item to pick up at Walmart while you are back-to-school shopping!
I encourage you to check out Scotch’s website for more back-to-school inspiration here!