Top 10 Back-to-School Organizing Tips

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iVillage on Jul 30, 2010 at 4:33PM

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Top 10 Back-to-School Organizing Tips

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Make a To-Do List

iVillagers: "I've got a 'Mom calendar' hanging in our kitchen. Everything is color coded. Appointments are in purple, ds's activities/events are in green and mine are in red. Activities for both of us are in yellow." -- maleaab

"We painted one panel of our pantry door with chalkboard paint and attached a little strip of molding along the bottom to hold the chalk. That's where the grocery list goes, as well as the list of what we're having for dinner that week." -- ericawoods99

Jamie Novak, Real Organizing for Real People: "Write out simple checklists for every member of the family with the top five tasks that need to be completed during his or her morning routine (i.e. brush teeth, bring hair clips and brush to Mom, etc.). Hang this list on the bathroom doorknob (a central location, since everyone visits the bathroom daily)."

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