20+ Organizing Resources for Back-to-School

posted by Andrea | 08/17/2012

I know you probably don’t want to think about it… but the start of the school year is JUST around the corner. In fact, I actually know a few schools that have started already!

Even though we don’t have school-age children yet, we pretty much live by the school calendar since Dave is a teacher.

So while Dave is busy getting his classroom ready, trying to work ahead on his lesson plans, and gearing up for another year of teaching, coaching, and student council, I’m also doing some “work” to get organized for this insanely busy time of year.

Instead of reinventing the wheel, I thought I’d take a minute to compile some of the helpful back-to-school organizing tips I already have on my blog {all in one convenient location!}


General tips to get organized for Fall and back-to-school.

Clear your “fall” clutter — because spring isn’t the only time for deep cleaning and organizing!

Need to organize your kid’s clothing? Here are a few tips to help you get started.

And a few more tips to organize kid’s clothing.

Keep your children clutter free — or at least TRY to!

Looking for a quick organizing project? Here are 10 simple organizing projects you can complete even if you’re in a hurry.

Don’t forget to prepare your home for fall.


This is a really good post I wrote two years ago about planning ahead for back-to-school.

Do you have a planner yet? You can download mind for free! 

I love this guest post about creating balance for busy moms.

Don’t forget to stop, breathe, and live in the moment {I wrote this post last fall just before Nora was born!}

Meal Planning

Take a look through my online recipe box — all the recipes are really simple!

These are 5 of my favorite, frugal, family-friendly dinner recipes

Print my free meal planners to stay organized

This is how I plan our weekly meals —  I LOVE this method!

Don’t forget to organize your recipes so you can find the ones you want.

Save money by keeping your pantry stocked with your family’s favorite foods.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks

ALL my breakfast recipes

ALL my snack recipes

Simple and creative school lunch ideas

LOTS more school lunch ideas and inspiration

I know this is such a busy (and often stressful) time of year. But I also know that the more you do NOW to plan ahead — even if you don’t fee like it — the easier and less stressful it will be once the school year begins.

And once the school year starts, the holiday season is right behind — but I won’t even go there… yet 🙂

How are you planning ahead for back-to-school?

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  2. Jenny C.


    Andrea, I just wanted to say thank you so very much for helping to make life less stressful and crazy. I have 2 teens returning to school soon and we are all feeling the tension rising! I so appreciate all you do to help us keep life simple and organized. You’re a god-send! Have a blessed weekend with your sweet family 🙂


    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Jenny — and you are SO welcome!