Summer holidays are fast coming to an end and that means it’s time to prepare for the new school year. Houzz, a leading online platform for home renovation and design, offer four smart tips to apply to the home for a smooth transition back to school:
1 Be generous with storage: When the children return to school, a collection of school books, uniforms, toys and other knick-knacks can quickly accumulate in the home. Readily available storage compartments are a nifty solution to this problem and easily hide mess.
2 Create a studying area: A designated studying area is a great way to make sure your kids can focus. Younger children may prefer a more communal studying area, where they can easily access their parents for questions, and older kids may like an area that is closed off with no distractions.
3 Assemble a command centre: Command centres are a great way to keep track of the family’s schedule during the term. Wall calendars, planners, pin boards and blackboards are popular choices and can be accessorised with family photos, magnets and postcards.
4 Allocate a drop-off zone: A well laid out drop-off zone will ensure that school bags, jackets, hats and shoes won’t get lost inside the home. From cupboards or benches to hooks and baskets, you can rest assured knowing the items you need as you leave the house won’t go missing.