How to Organize Your Summer Photos to Make Room for Back-to-School Needs

Jennifer Niloff, Everpresent

August is coming to a close. Teachers and parents have been preparing for the inevitable return of the school year as children soak up as much water and sunshine as they can before it’s back to their books. As you’re buying new clothes and school supplies, don’t forget to take care of your photos. You’ll need space on your phones for the first day of school, new friends, art projects, field trips and more. We’re providing an easy one-two-three to make sure you’re prepared to finish the summer organized and to get started on your end of the summer photo projects.

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Get Ready for Back to School

Sandy Rhee, Organizing Guru

Sand Rhee 2016-08 01 first day of schoolThe end of August is quickly approaching and, with it, the beginning of another school year. The time of year that kids bemoan and parents rejoice. It can be a stressful time when there is no plan for getting ready, so let’s talk about it.

Schedules

Sand Rhee 2016-08 02 clock faceIt’s time to start resetting the families’ internal clocks to the school schedules. That might mean going to bed and getting up earlier than during the summer months. Don’t wait to start the earlier bedtimes until the night before. Start the process early so kids can gradually get used to it. Going to bed and getting up at the same times every day is ideal for quality of sleep but not always possible. It doesn’t hurt to aim for it though.

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Freedom From Want

Susan Stone, Susan Stone Organizing

I took a moment out of my Independence Day celebrations to reflect on one of our great four freedoms – freedom from want.

I suspect our Founding Fathers had in mind a country where no one went hungry, went without shelter, went without good health, meaningful work, and a sense of belonging. These are essential to living a full and free life. But it got me thinking – might the Founding Mothers have had some additional thoughts – like freedom from want of more time, less stress, more space, less clutter?

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