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There are so many great back-to-school tips floating around the internet, and I’ve rounded up some of the best ones here in one place. Find tips for prepping for back-to-school, the first day, breakfasts, lunches, and systems & routines.

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For the last post in the Perfectly Imperfect School Year series, I decided to round up some of my favorite posts from other bloggers for Back-to-School. The internet is full of amazing ideas, so I gathered some of the best ones here in one post for you to find easily.

There are so many different areas to juggle when preparing ourselves and our kids for the upcoming school year. To help you find what you need, I broke up these posts into five main categories:

  1. Prepping for Back-to-School
  2. The First Day
  3. School Day Breakfasts
  4. The Dreaded Lunchbox
  5. Systems & Routines for Kids

These bloggers are GENIUS, and I loved the tips they had to share, so go check out their posts and give them some love!

Prepping for Back to School

From gathering school supplies, getting new wardrobes, and getting kids excited, prepping for back-to-school takes a lot of time and effort. Here are three great ideas for preparing for the school year ahead:

Back-to-School Coloring Page from Liz on Call

Crayons and a back to school coloring sheet


Night Before School Dinner from The Dating Divas

A night before school dinner invitation


Capsule Wardrobe Tips and Free Planner from Now That I Can DoA bunch of back-to-school clothes items for kids


The First Day

The first day of school often feels rushed and chaotic, and yet we want to capture those precious moments for years to come, and give it a special touch. Here are three posts to help you do just that:

Adorable First Day of School Teacher Gift from Inkhappi

Whiteboard makers and a cute planning whiteboard


First Day of School Interviews and Photo Checklist from Yellow Bliss RoadPrintable back to school interview sheets for each grade level


Cute First Day of School Printable Photo Signs from InkhappiPrintable back to school sign


School Day Breakfasts

Breakfast time is often rushed and under-planned for, but with these two posts, you can get the day off to a great start:

Breakfast Freezer Meals from Her Happy Home

Freezer breakfast items in plastic bags


The Best Back-to-School Breakfasts from Viva VeltoroA close up of a stack of pancakes



The Dreaded Lunchbox

While I want to pack healthy lunches for my son, sometimes I wish I think it’d be better to simply load money into his school account and have him buy lunch there. But with these posts below, making lunch isn’t as big of a hassle and I can rest easy knowing I’m feeding him healthy lunches everyday.

Printable Lunchbox Ideas from Inkhappi

A printable of lunchbox ideas


A Week’s Worth of Make Ahead Cold Lunches from Happy Money SaverA box filled with different types of food for school lunches


Ultimate List of Lunchbox Ideas from Finding Time to FlyA close up of food on a table on top of a notebook


Systems & Routines for Kids

It’s no secret that everyday life runs a little bit smoother when you have systems and routines in place. Here are some great routines and systems for the school year.

Responsibility Charts from InkhappiA printable responsibility calendar


Dollar Store Portable Homework Station from Simple Made PrettyTwo caddies filled with school supplies


This AMAZING Printable Student Binder from Just a Girl and her BlogA binder surrounded by office supplies


There you have it: 14 top tips & tricks for the upcoming school year. Are you ready for back-to-school?

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