School is to an end and you are there asking yourself what to do with all the junk in your kids backpacks.
- How could they even fit all of the school year’s paintings in that miniature adult sized backpack?
- Why are there so many broken crayons in there?
Don’t “deal with the backpack later”, deal with it now. Deal with it now so when the new school year arrives you will have one less “to-do” on your list.
Try these 3 easy steps to sort out the backpack clutter.
Toss it, if it is obviously junk. You really don’t need to keep your kindergartners tissue paper as a souvernir. Trust, they will not thank you for saving it when they are older.
Toss the broken mechanical pencil and those dried out markers.
Make “donate” and “keep” piles.
If your kid grew out his Jonas Bros pencil case donate it to another Jonas Bros lover.
If you ended up with a lot of keep items. It is okay. Well at least I hope.
But it turned out you have dozens of still good to use pencils and you are not willing to donate, create a stock pile. Pencils are needed every day so might as well save them. Just make sure you keep them in a designated area and not to buy anymore of whatever “it” might be ‘til whatever “it” might be is all gone and you have none of.
You now have one less to do once the hectic back to school season starts.