Getting Organized For Back To School Just Got Easier
Tips and Tricks from ModularClosets.com
Good organizing habits are the foundation of a well leveraged education. Without them, it’s hard to keep on top of classes and ahead of projects, tests and essays. Whether in middle school or high school, it’s important to have the tools in place that will keep kids organized and focused on the task at hand.
A Few Excellent Ways to Stay Organized!
- Get rid of clutter! If you don’t need that textbook from two years ago, either store it away, sell it or toss it! Old notebooks and papers could be useful, but they need to be filed and stored in storage boxes, if you really want to keep them around. Avoiding too much ‘stuff’ in your study area ensures less distraction and more study action!
- Don’t create piles, but instead that make sure every item you bring to your study space has a ‘home’. It doesn’t take long for piles to get unruly and then finding what you need, when you need it, ends up taking longer and longer. That’s a distraction that nobody needs!
- Use an organizer to keep track of your time and make sure that you have allotted enough time for assignments and tests. Last minute cramming or writing never generates the best results. If you don’t have all your work organized on paper (or electronically), it will be impossible to stay on top of what is due and when.
- Keep distractions to a minimum: no TV, plug your phone in another room and put it on silent mode when you’re studying. It’s too easy to convince yourself that you need a study break that involves streaming your favorite TV show online!
- To keep certain important reminders and papers in your face and handy, use a magnetic board right over your desk. This way, anything that you need to have at the ready is right there for the taking.
- If you have a small desk, a wall organizer for essentials like pens, pencils and notebooks is a great idea: it keeps everything handy, but off the limited flat space that you need for your computer and books. Plastic containers on your shelves are also great ways to keep your extras—pens, pencils and so on—handy but put away.
- It’s easier to keep all your papers and notes organized with a rolling file cart. Use colored file folders—a different color for every subject—so that you can see quickly and easily what you’re trying to find. Also, if you decide that you need to move your study area for a little creative inspiration, you can roll your files along with you!
- Organizing your stuff isn’t just about desks and pens. You also need to keep on top of your laundry, your bags, accessories and more. A well designed, easy to install DIY closet system is just the ticket to make sure that all your stuff has a home and that you can find each item, quickly and easily.
- Extra shelving is ALWAYS a good idea and can help you keep your books, magazines and other materials organized and tidy but still accessible and at the ready. Get some magazine holder boxes for the extra papers and periodicals that you want to keep and use the same color coding system as you did with your files. Presto!
Get organized and you’ll see the results in better habits and better grades. If everything you need is handy and easy to find and reach, you’ll be less distracted and be able to focus on what’s important!
Bio: Marty Basher is the home organization expert for ModularClosets.com. Modular Closets are high quality and easy to design closet systems that you can order, assemble and install yourself, in no time at all. Affordable and easy, what more could you want in a closet system! With Modular Closets, any space can become usable space, for storage and organizing. Visit the website at https://www.modularclosets.com or on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube