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The Best Way to Get Organized for Back to School

The Best Way to Get Organized for Back to School

The school year is right around the corner. I am not sure of you, but I am in the dog lazy days of summer! Even though the kids are still going to camp and the daily schedule is somewhat in tact - bedtimes are later, screen time is lax and there is just so much ice cream! But, soon these lazy summer days must come to an end and we must gear up for the school year upon us. It is time to get organized!

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The Best Way to Get Organized for Back to School

Even though I continue to work full time during the summer, the schedule gets a little lazy.  I am more lax about bedtimes and a strict getting out the door on time.  Not to mention, the extra desserts, snacks and lazy time.  Hey, I love it – summer is about kicking back, decompressing and enjoying life.  But, at some point we need to get back to reality and back on the school schedule.  Looking for the best way to get organized for back to school? Me too! 


As much as I love the lazy days of summer, there is something magical about the start of the school year. It feels just like the start of a New Year to me. Everything seems brand new and exciting, I want to make some goals, get organized and tackle the new routines and schedules. This year is not a huge transition year as my kids are in the same schools as last year, so I do not have those new school and new routine jitters.  So there are not a lot of unknowns, we just need to get organized! 



My Tool to get Organized for Back to School: Trello!   

I am a list making junkie.  When I learned that my old standby, Wunderlist, was no longer being supported I was on the hunt for a ultimate list making tool.  Enter Trello!


Trello is going to be your best friend for back to school and I’m so pumped to be able to use it for the first time this entire school year. Trello eliminates having to have papers everywhere, forgetting dates and to-dos and losing things you know you need. 


Trello will also allow you to share your Back to School lists and to-dos with other family members so if you have older kids, it’s a great way to communicate and if you need your spouse to pick them up from practice or your mother in law to attend a school event, you can keep it all streamlined!


Trello allows you to make BOARDS that you can organize with various lists and tasks. And because I know you don’t have a ton of time to do things, I’ve set up a Trello board just for you to copy for FREE!


Just click this linkand you can snag my Back to School board (you’re welcome!) Just COPY it to your account and it’s yours to edit. If you don’t have Trello, just go  HEREand get a free account! I am telling you, this is a game changer for me! 


How to Copy Boards On Trello



If you want to copy the board, you’ll need a Trello but have I mentioned it is FREE!  Once you log in go on over to the right where it says SHOW MENU. Next, hit the MORE button and hit COPY BOARD. When you copy the board, you can decide if you want to rename it and where you want it to go. Feel free to use it as a template, to get ideas, and customize however you want!


How to Create a Back to School Board on Trello


Step #1 Create Lists on Trello

You’ll want to start with making lists for all the things you want to remember, Look at these as your categories. My board has lists that include:









You can add as many as you want and even organize this board by kid or month. You can go on a self-micromanaging bananza!


Step #2 Customize Cards on Trello

Now that you’ve created your lists, go through and customize each card.

Some of my favorite ways to do this is to add links of ideas I see on Pinterest  (because we all know we’ll pin a ton of things and forget to do them all), link to my organization and cooking boards, and create master to do lists.  I can finally have my home and work lists in the same place – but separate!  

You can do this with multiple checklists on each card, adding in important dates, sales you see, organization ideas or adding attachments with specific links!


Step #3 Add members to Trello

 I think one of the best features of a back to school Trello board is adding members so that you can all be on the same page. You can add your spouse, babysitter or whoever else is in your tribe and if you want them to be responsible for a task or just let the, know of a date, use the @ sign and add their name. This way they’ll get a notification!

 There are limitless possibilities when it comes to Trello for back to school and know that you can be a less stressed mom ASAP! Now go grab this FREE back to school board, copy it and start to customize it for your family!


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