The Top 3 Back-to-School Ideas You Can’t Live Without!

One of my most clear Back-to-School memories is the new book tote my mother bought for me in the 4th grade. It had the perfect fabric – a green tartan plaid – and a cross body strap adjusted to the perfect length! Absolutely EVERYONE had one of some kind or another, and so did I! I’m in charge of getting everyone back to school, and things seem a smidge more complicated! I’m here to tell you that getting yourself organized is key. Here are my top 3 ideas to start you on your way. Tip #1 – Organize the FOOD!  Getting back-to-school can create mealtime planning chaos if you aren’t prepared. Plan out breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. Trust me on this one – it will make life SO MUCH EASIER! You will also save a TON of time cooking and grocery shopping. My method is simple. Create a ‘Catagory Plan’ for each day, make a...

Dorm Room Essentials

Collegiate Life: Dorm Room Essentials The new school year is upon us! Are you a first-time college student? If a dorm room is in your immediate future, here are some things to think about to help make your transition from home to school a little easier. Minimize What will the dorm provide? You won’t need to take everything you own! Get a list from the college. Dorm rooms come with beds, desks and other essentials; sometimes even non-essentials like a microwave. Know what to purchase. When packing clothes, think: “less is more”. Think of the climate: rain and snow? sunshine and high temps? What clothes are weather appropriate and could do double-duty? Mom can always send more if you need them! Storage Maximize your small closet space with these handy items. Wonder Hangers: expand hanging space vertically Hanging Jewelry Organizer: tons of pockets to stash ALL your amazing jewelry, hair accessories, etc. Free Standing Shelf or...