27 Ways to Get Ready for School This Weekend

27 Ways to Get Ready for School This Weekend

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While we were busy taking trips to the beach and planning evening BBQ's, the new school year was sneaking up on us, and it's almost here! Before you or your child gets a panic attack though, take a breath and check out some ways you can prepare your family for going back to school.

1. Add more storage space for incoming books

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Project via Emily @Table + Hearth


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2. Make upcycled supply bags to glam-up your child's desk
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Project via Larissa @Prodigal Pieces


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3. Upgrade their getting-dressed routine for a smoother morning
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Project via Angela @Blue i Style


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4. Take last season's sweaters and make storage buckets
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Project via Carolyn @Homework


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5. Prepare some tasty cookie mix in a mason jar to welcome back teachers
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Project via Marty @Marty's Musings


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6. Set up organized work space for projects
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Project via Jessica @Designers Sweet Spot


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7. DIY a makeshift mudroom before coats and backpacks start flooding in
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Project via Stacy


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8. Make a sweet and simple weekly calendar (great for keeping track of after school activities!)
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Project via Kristi @Making It in the Mountains


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9. Turn an old book into an apple for the teacher
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Project via Doreen @Hymns & Verses


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10. Build a stylish desk caddy from paper towel tubes
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Project via Jen @Pink When


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11. Use an old shutter as a handy coat/bag/supply tree
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Project via Jamie @C.R.A.F.T.


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12. Put all their work needs together in a homework caddy
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Project via Sarah @Little Red Brick House


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13. Get the perfect first day of school shot with decorative chalkboards

Project via Dusty @All Things G&D


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14. Put together a personalized organizer for the teacher
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Project via Kim @The Kim Six Fix


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15. Or give her a bunch of flowers in a homemade pencil vase
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Project via Melissa @Daisy Mae Belle


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16. Turn your child's school supplies into a colorful set with washi tape
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Project via Sondra Lyn @Sondra Lyn at Home


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17. Make a cute memo board to keep track of everyone's schedule
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Project via Leigh Anne @Houseologie


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18. Use colorful tape to organize your calendar clearly
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Project via Laura @Bright Bold & Beautiful


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19. Make an inexpensive spinning supply caddy with Dollar Store buckets
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Project via Bre @Average But Inspired


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20. Create an adorable personalized door hanger for your favorite teach
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Project via Ashley @3 Little Greenwoods


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21. Prepare festive cones of candy and school treats to send with your child on the first day
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Project via Paula @Frog Prince Paperie


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22. Give your teacher the gift of cleanliness with personalized hand sanitizer
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Project via Carrie @Kenarry


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23. Turn a plain mason jar into pencil-themed supply storage
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Project via Sarah @Creative Ramblings


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24. Put together a sweet classroom sign for the teacher
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Project via Jocie @One Project Closer


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25. Transform a pack of pens into practical decor for the teacher's desk
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Project via Carol and Randi @FrugElegance


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26. Add extra hooks to closets and hang everything at the ready
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Project via Kim @Hunt and Host


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27. Dress up ordinary notebooks with a coat of glitter
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Project via Giustina @Domestically Blissful


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For more amazing school projects, ideas, and how-to's, check out the Back to School page on Hometalk.

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