The Essential Back to School Checklist

A Free Printable Back to School Checklist to help you get organised for all the back to school tasks.

Preparing for the back to school period can become overwhelming with so much to do… buying uniforms, shoes, book packs, cover books, label book supplies…  there are so many things to do and quite a few minor yet important tasks that can be easily forgotten.  I can help ease your frustrations of back to school mayhem with my essential Back to School Checklist FREE for you to download.

It’s now the time of year to start getting all the kid’s school supplies ready. Typically schools hand out the book lists to families before the end of the year, you should have received yours by now either by email or a hard copy. Refer to your list to ensure you purchase all the school supplies.

My Back to School Checklist is for all the items and tasks beyond the book supplies such as buying lunchboxes, items needed for school bag, uniform, and the things to do to ensure you are ready for the first day of school.

I have used my back to school checklist since my kids started prep, it has helped to ensure that I have organised and prepared everything needed. Follow the links below for more of my tips:

To help you out with your Back to School Essentials, we have made Organised HQ a one stop shop to help you get organised and prepared the new school year. We have lunch boxes, drink bottles, lunch bags, checklists, school lunch ebooks, routine charts for the kids, all to help you get ahead with your organising and so much more.

Divided Lunch Boxes – 3 Sections – Pack of 5

What do you find most overwhelming about the kids starting school?

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Rachel January 6, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Loving the back to school schedule – have downloaded the organiser but would have loved a app like thing that I can keep on my phone and check off as i go – just a thought. Amazed at your organisation

Sheralee January 9, 2018 - 8:28 AM

Getting up early as we have all been taking advantage of the school holidays and sleeping in and staying up late ?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 11, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Oh it’s great for the holidays isn’t it but can be a challenge to get back into routine after holidays

Raelene January 10, 2018 - 7:23 PM

I love everything

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 11, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Thank you Raelene. Glad you love it!

Farah Dyer-Steel January 12, 2018 - 8:38 PM

ratz! not finding the link to download the back to school checklist in today’s email – help?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 16, 2018 - 8:46 AM

Hi Farah, You can click on the link just above to download the checklist

Tanya January 15, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Something I
Always include is spare money in a small plastic bag and advise kids it’s there for emergency. Examples we use it for are school buses if plans change and need to
Catch bus / after school snack with friends and also for lunch if forgotten lunch box or Lunch money.

Also PE uniform of shirt / shorts / fresh socks / sneakers I have on our list

We always ensure al
Kids have deodorant in bags ready for pe and even just days homegroup doing physical activity with hemselve sir another homegroup class 🙂

By this Thursday all the lists will be completed in our house ?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 16, 2018 - 8:47 AM

These are fantastic tips Tanya. Thank you for sharing.

Rinku January 11, 2022 - 10:20 PM

Would love the school checklist


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