If you’re like me, one of the best parts of summer is the break from all the paper my kids bring home from school! Before you settle into a well-deserved vacation from paper, take time now to organize school paperwork and handle any lingering action items left over from the past school year. Here are a few tips to get you started…

  • Take time the week school gets out to fill out the registration forms for the upcoming school year. It will feel much better to know this task is complete, rather than have it hanging over your head all summer long.
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  • Record important dates for the upcoming school year on the calendar now. Include dates like the first day of school, school holidays, and so on. If you didn’t get these dates from your school yet, they’re probably posted on your district’s website.
  • Cull through any remaining school papers and artwork from the past year. Pull out the keepers and store them in a file folder or binder. Recycle the rest! My post about how to create a school artwork binder will give you some ideas. (I wrote the post when my kids were younger.)

By taking a few simple action steps now, you can clear away last year’s school paper clutter and really enjoy your vacation from school paper!

Happy Organizing!


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Aby Garvey is a creative organizing expert and simplify 101’s founder. She has created 14 online organizing classes, which she has been teaching since 2007, helping thousands of people around the world get organized. Aby loves to help people create positive change in their lives through her online classes and organizing eBooks.

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