The Countdown to Back-to-School Checklist

If you're like many of us, you probably just looked at the calendar and thought: "Yikes! School starts in no time!" Well, this year there's no need to drop the sunscreen and flip-flops in a mad dash to get things organized.

All you have to do is check your weekly to-do list! Simplify your life and avoid the end-of-summer blues with our helpful suggestions to get you and your family ready, set and going back to school!

Week 1

It's Week 1 of the Back-to-School countdown. School probably seems a long way off for your kids, but less so for you, right? This week's list will ease you and your family back into the groove of things — slowly.

Week 2

Imagine a life without clutter. Go on — try! Our Week 2 tips will make clutter-free living a reality, plus ensure everyone is looking good and feeling great in time for school.

Week 3

This week's list looks forward and backward at the same time, with great activities that help memorialize summer and build excitement for schooltime fun.

Week 4

Only one week left to go, and most of the hard work is behind you. Week Four offers secret solutions for making schoolday mornings run like clockwork — from tasty, easy breakfasts to wardrobe simplifiers.

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