Rearranging Your Home Before Going Back to School

Going back to school not only means heading back to the classroom and studying but also that it's time to get your house ready and prepared for this new stage of life.
Rearranging Your Home Before Going Back to School

Last update: 16 December, 2020

Once summer ends, it’s time to get back into daily routines and activities. One of these routines is the beginning of the school year. It means it’s time to reorganize your home before going back to school!

When you go on vacation, you probably try to leave everything clean and tidy. However, sometimes you might find when you return, the house isn’t in good shape. Instead of ignoring this, it’s best to spruce up your rooms and get back into good habits.

People often say that to start the school year with enthusiasm and excitement, it’s best to get your house in order. It’s not a matter of completely renovating the decor or changing things around. Instead, it’s just closing one stage to start a new one.

Going back to school and the end of summer

Going back to school can be a great time to get organized.

Once summer starts, many people drastically change their schedules. This is often due to vacations, more hours of daylight, nice weather, and enjoying more outdoor activities. You can consider it a reward for hard work during the rest of the year!

Usually, people keep their homes pretty similar throughout the year. However, there are a few times when making changes can help you add energy to a space and create a new look. The month of September is a great time to do this.

Both you and your kids need to understand that once summer ends, a new season begins. It brings a sense of renewal. If you keep your house the same, it’s easy to stay anchored in the summer feelings.

“Things do not change; we change.”

-Henry David Thoreau-

September is a great time to reorganize your home

Cleaning before going back to school can be a family chore.

What are we talking about when we say “reorganize” your home? This could be the beginning of a change, not just in your home, but also on a personal level. So let’s look at some ideas you can use:

  1. When September comes around, you might feel like the house is a mess. If you went on vacation, it might have been unoccupied for several weeks, which leads to dust and dirt accumulating. As a result, the first step is to do a deep clean.
  2. Also, if you’re planning on moving things around, you can consider rearranging your kids’ rooms. They’ll probably want more space to study, different styles, or a more grown-up space.
  3. This is also a good time to teach them about the importance of cleaning and maintaining their bedrooms. To do this, you can give your kids a new shelving unit or dresser with more space or even a larger desk.
  4. While these all might involve reorganizing the room, it’s actually a great way to start the year with enthusiasm. Positive change is always a good thing!

Giving your kids more privacy

Depending on how old your kids are, this might be a good time to give each child their own room. Sometimes, when they’re little, it’s best to have them share rooms. However, as they get older, they’re going to want more privacy.

As they mature, they become more independent and want their own space. So this is an important step and what better time to do it than before going back to school? This can help them return with a fresh start.

Also, it’s nice to come home and see certain little changes. In fact, this helps us avoid monotony or falling into boring routines.

Going back to school and making changes in other areas of the house

A nautical themed living room.

When reorganizing your home, you can also look for new options in spaces like the living room. For example, consider rearranging the furniture, introducing new decorative accessories, or creating a new decorative theme.

As for things that you don’t use or that just add to the clutter, now’s the time to get rid of them. Instead of storing them or overdecorating rooms, aim for clean, organized spaces.

Ultimately, the goal is for you to hit the “reset” button on your life and your home when the kids go back to school by using new decorative ideas without losing the essence of your home.


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