How to prepare for the school year and stay organized!
1. Create a Landing Zone - This is a space off the main entry way of the home and consists of wall hooks for backpacks & keys, shoe cubes or shelves & wall files for school papers. (Once or twice a week it will be the guardians responsibly to go through those papers, keep what's needed and discard the rest.)
Pictured below is a custom mudroom with landing zone, you do not have to have this kind of space to implement a successful landing zone.