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How To Get Ready For The School Year In Your Manufactured Home

It's just about that time again--school's back! Here are some tips for getting your manufactured home in order before all the crazy starts.


5 Steps to Get Your Manufactured Home Ready for The School Year

1. Get Yourself Organized First

Home Personal Organization


If you're trying to get your kids organized for school, you have to start with you!

So try building a command center! Set up a desk area for yourself or a wall organizational display. 


0019-95FNH16763FH_Fusion_7616-687_HallwayOffice01.jpgBuilt-in desk in the Fusion model by Clayton


If looking for a new manufactured home for your family, ask about built-in office and desk options! Or create a wall dedicated to organizing. This Command Center from One Creative Housewife is the ultimate family organizing tool!  


2. Make a Family Calendar

Monthly Family Calendar Organization


Install an up-to-date family calendar where everyone can see it. This keeps the whole family informed and you a little less crazy.


Dry erase or chalk board calendars are ideal. Clean erasing makes it easier to change plans than crossing out pen on paper! 


3. Establish A Daily Routine

Daily Planning Family Organization


Setting a daily routine helps your kids know what to do and when. Setting expectations up front and practicing daily tasks before the school year starts will help make the transition from summer to fall easier on everyone.


If you have younger children, stick a dry erase or laminated check list on your fridge or their doors. Checking off tasks allows them to feel involved and accomplished.   


This is a simple daily task chart from Honest To Nod for younger kids. You can also get on the computer and make your own with fun graphics!


4. Give Your Students A Work Station

Give your kids a work station and they'll keep themselves least, that's the idea.


32RVL32643B_Amazon_Flex-CraftRoom2.jpgFlex room in the Amazon model by Clayton


All the work space and the built-in storage in the flex room featured in the Amazon model is perfect for kids to work on homework and projects!


  • Place hooks for your kids to hang their backpacks.
  • Add message boards to write fun notes or communicate the day's schedule and expectations. 
  • Keep their space bright, light and colorful! 


5. Organize Their Supplies

If you have a lot of supplies, try to get it all organized and easily accessible from your kid's work station. 


If you have a lot of paper supplies and the space, try refurbishing an old filing cabinet. Follow this step by step from HomeTalk to learn how to make this chalk board filing cabinet.

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