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Top Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for the School Year

August 21, 2023

As the summer days start to wind down, it’s time to gear up for a new school year, and whether you’re a parent or a student getting ready for the academic year, an organized home can make a world of difference. Our team at McGuinn Hybrid Homes understands the importance of a well-structured living space, which is why we’ve compiled a list of top tips to help you get your home organized for the school year. From creating efficient study zones to streamlining daily routines, these strategies will set you up for success. 

A child getting ready for the new school year in their McGuinn home.

Organize your home into a productive study space

Before the school year kicks off, take the opportunity to declutter your living spaces by sorting through closets, shelves and cabinets, and identifying any items that are no longer needed. Create separate piles for items to be donated, recycled or discarded, and once you’ve cleared out the physical space, you’ll soon see how it can help create a positive environment for learning and productivity. Another great way to start the school year off on the right foot is by investing in storage solutions to help keep all of your belongings organized and easily accessible—including shelving units, storage bins, drawer organizers and wall-mounted hooks. 

However, once you have your home re-organized, it can sometimes be difficult to maintain it, so it’s also a great idea to set aside time each week for a quick clean-up session and involve the whole family in tidying up common areas and shared spaces. 

Finally, you’ll want to set up a dedicated study zone that is free from distractions. Whether it’s a quiet corner in the living room or a well-lit desk in a bedroom, having a designated area for studying can enhance focus and productivity. Make sure this space is equipped with all necessary supplies such as pens, paper, a computer and any textbooks or other study materials that your children might need. 

Keep the whole family involved

The academic year isn’t just a busy time for students, and having a shared calendar can be a game-changer when it comes to managing everyone’s schedules. Keep track of school events, extracurricular activities, appointments and deadlines all in one place, and take advantage of digital calendars that can be synced across devices for real-time updates, ensuring that everyone is on the same page. Other digital tools are also available to help your children manage all of their tasks and assignments on their own. Utilize apps and software for note-taking and keep digital files organized by creating folders for each subject or project, making it easy to locate materials when needed. 

Routines bring structure to daily life during the school year, so try and set consistent wake-up and bedtime hours, plan regular mealtimes and set up specific time slots for studying, chores and down time. Having a predictable routine can help reduce stress for your entire family and create a sense of stability, especially during busy school days. 

The perfect home for all of life’s moments

An organized home is the foundation for a successful school year, and by implementing these top tips from our team at McGuinn Hybrid Homes, you can create an environment that promotes focus and productivity. Whether you’re a student or a parent, taking the time to organize your living space will pay off in terms of reduced stress and increased efficiency throughout their academic journey. 

At McGuinn Hybrid Homes, we are always committed to ensuring that our floor plans create an ideal environment for all of life’s moments, and when you purchase your new home with our team, you’ll soon realize that your daily routines become seamlessly integrated with the well-thought-out home designs we provide. If you’re ready to take the next step to your new home throughout the Greater Columbia area, give us a call at (803) 917-5583 or fill out our online form today to learn more.

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