August is the second busiest month in the year for me (with December being the busiest). There are so many things to get done before school starts and so many last things to do and enjoy for the summer as it’s winding down. I always fit a bit pinched in August as I try to make sure everything that needs to be done is but also that we still enjoy those treasured last days of summer. Using my August To Do Checklist helps me get everything done that I need to so that I have time to enjoy the last month of summer.
I print out the August To Do Checklist at the end of July, add any additional tasks that aren’t listed and then purposefully work my way down the list. Knowing what tasks need to be accomplished this month allows me to schedule those tasks, get them done and also schedule summer fun time. You can download your own free printable copy of the August To Do Checklist.
August To Do Checklist
A big part of my August routine is to go through last year’s school clothes to figure out what will still fit and still work (Surprise! Children’s taste and style change over the summer. What was a favorite clothing item last school year may now be so horrific that it will never willingly be worn again). As you go through last year’s clothes, it’s the perfect time to make a shopping list so you’ll know exactly what you need when you head to the store for back-to-school shopping. I use my Jeans Made in the USA Shopping List printable when I go clothes shopping to help me look for jeans that are Made in America and my tips for How to Make Shoe Shopping Fun for Kids have always been a life saver. More back-to-school clothing tips:
- Organizing Back-to-School Kids Clothing
- Organize Clothes for Back-to-School
- Tips to Wash Smelly Workout and Athletic Clothes
- Folding and Filing Clothes to Make More Room
- Purging Tips for Shoes
- How to Fold Socks
- How to Fold and Organize Jeans
Another big part of getting ready for school is setting up our lunch station in the kitchen. Having a designated and organized lunchbox station makes our mornings less hectic and makes it easier for the kids to help prepare their own lunches. These back-to-school lunch tips are key for smooth school mornings (and prepared lunches that actually make it out the door with the kids!).
- Kids’ Lunch Checklist Free Printable helps kids prepare their own school lunch.
- Organized Lunchbox Drawer that’s Earth-Friendly
Since the entire purpose of of going back-to-school is learning and academic success, I also take time in August to set up a homework station and establish good study habits.
- Free Back-to-School Organization
- Back-to-School Organizer for Desk Supplies
- Teaching Digital Responsibility
- Tips to Help with Homework without Doing It for Them
- Encourage Lifelong Learning in STEM
- Encourage After-School Reading
Whew! I’m exhausted already. I’m taking a deep breath, printing out my free printable copy of the August To Do Checklist so that I can plan my to do tasks, get them done and enjoy the remainder of my summer before school starts back up.