July 30, 2017
Moving into a new home before the next school season begins can be an exciting and new experience for families and students. However, if you’re not prepared, the new school year can be harder than it should be. Most of you have probably familiarized yourself with school routines and are well prepared for the upcoming back to school season. So doing the same thing in a new home will be a breeze. With the first week of school being right around the corner, there’s no better time to organize your new Sharp Residential home for all of the papers, school supplies, and projects that will be coming home soon. To make the transition a bit easier we’ve compiled a list of simple and cost-effective back to school tips that will make your child’s transition to a new home a little easier.
Maximize Your New Space
If you have recently purchased one of our exceptional homes, there is a ton of space for you to use during the school year. It’s important to keep your new home efficiently organized to avoid clutter. Instead of finding school bags and supplies everywhere, install a set of cubbies for your child to drop their stuff into when they get home. One of the most important things is to make sure they have a familiar and comfortable workplace, luckily several of our floorplans include them. This makes establishing a homework/ home office space much easier for you and your child. Even having a simple designated phone charging area can reap many benefits when it’s time for you and your family to put down your devices and spend quality time together.
New Season, Similar Routines
During the summer, sleep schedules are usually thrown out the window which makes it difficult to adjust to a new one. Consider how old your child is and how much sleep they need to be getting so they can always be well rested and ready to learn. To make the first day back to school easier for them, start getting them up earlier by reeling in bedtime the week before. To make the school mornings easier, help them organize their school stuff (backpacks, lunches, supplies) and pick out clothes to wear the night before.
Explore the Neighborhood Together
As we shared earlier, moving into a new area is typically exciting for most but can be occasionally stressful for some. If your student is a bit nervous, they’ll likely feel more comfortable and begin to enjoy it more as soon as they start exploring the area with you. When it comes to discovering more about your child’s school and the neighborhoods around it, one of the first things you should learn are the bus routes. Once you know them, you can plan your family’s daily departure schedules accordingly. Also, take the time to visit the new school and meet your child’s teachers to learn more about them and talk about your child’s needs.
Back to School Shopping
We all know how busy the stores can be during the back-to-school season. To get everything you need without breaking the bank, look out for back-to-school sales at your local stores so you can quickly get what you need at an affordable price. Setting a budget is a good idea so you don’t end up spending too much money on things they don’t really need until their teacher gives them more specifics. If you would rather avoid the crowd entirely, then you can typically order most supplies online. Not only does this get everything done without having to leave the comfort of your home, you and your family will have more quality time to spend together before school starts. We wish you all the best in your new home and we hope you have a great school year.