Back to school organising tips and more

2015 back to school tips and ideas series

During the month of January I slowly prep the kids and home in preparation for back to school.  I will be sharing a month long series of posts filled with loads of tips and ideas so you are ready for Day 1 of school, including freezable lunchbox ideas, storage solutions, printable charts to help you create routines and so much more.

I have created a Back to School Home Page for all my back to school posts, so you can come to the blog and easily find what you are looking for.  This page is accessible on desktop via the homepage and in the header, and via the homepage on mobile, find the back to school button.

I want this series to help you, adapt these tips to suit your home & kids!

We moved into our new home a month ago, so I have to set up complete new systems.  Sadly I don’t have the space for a grand school bag nook, I am trying to come up with a new solution.

School Bag Nook

I hope you enjoy the Back to School Series, use the ideas I share and adapt them to suit your home and kids!  Please share with me in the comments below what areas about Back to School would you like to see discussed in the series?


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Brooke January 4, 2016 - 5:34 AM

I keep getting a “page can’t be found”error

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 4, 2016 - 10:25 AM

Which link isn’t working for you Brooke? I’ll fix it up, but just can’t find it.

Christa January 4, 2016 - 9:21 AM

My son is starting Kindy this year and whilst I am not worried about the academic and administration side of things (I am a teacher), I am a bit worried about providing a healthy lunch every day for a boy who suddenly came out with every parent’s nightmare – the phrase “I don’t like veggies”! So any tips on healthy/enticing lunches would be much appreciated! Thanks. ?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 4, 2016 - 10:34 AM

absolutely, I am sure many would like to read about this!! Are you able to smuggle veggies into his food? ie, make a muffin or slice with hidden zucchini or carrot??

Christa January 6, 2016 - 9:36 AM

I can definitely smuggle some in – for example he loved “carrot muffins” and because he caught me on the fly I hadn’t even thought up a non-veggie name for it. However he is very suspicious and turned down cheesy muffins because there was grated zucchini in it. He loves cheese and refused to even try it! And he refuses frittata for the same reason. I am unsure how to get it even more hidden than grating it – I don’t have a thermomix so a grater and blender are the only options so far! 🙂

Christine January 4, 2016 - 1:37 PM

Hi I have custody of my 7year old granddaughter and I am finding healthy lunches that don’t include dairy wheat and sugar a challenge. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. I love your charts.

Michelle C January 10, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Have a look over at the wonderful web page/blog & facebook pages for cut out the crap she has loads of things that might help.

KezUnprepared January 4, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Do you have any tips for mums/dads who are transitioning to having school kids for the very first time? Like just some basic tips for reorganising and adjusting to a good routine in general? I feel a little daunted by my son starting kindy at ‘big school’ next year – uniforms, school bags, lunches, volunteering and all the tasks that need to be organised into a new routine! Eep!


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