Get Your Home Back-to-School Ready
Whether you’re starting homeschooling, online schooling, or the kids are going back to class soon—transitioning your home from summer fun back to a routine again is important for everyone in the family. Here are a few tips from your friends at Mike’s Quality Painting in Albuquerque to help you get going in the right direction and create a space that promotes success!
Everyone knows that the beginning of a new school year is when school supply lists start going out. Stay ahead of the game and take inventory of items you have left over or extras of. Stock up on supplies your kids will need over the next couple of weeks before sales start and store them away so they can’t be used before the kids need it. Not only will they need pencils, notebooks, and textbooks, but stocking up on snacks and finding deals on school clothes is always at the top of a parent’s list, too. Be sure to also take inventory of items your child may potentially need that might not initially come to mind—like a desk for at-home schooling, headphones with a microphone for online classes, a new laptop, etc.
Organize Closets and Bedrooms
The start of a new school year means a new grade, sometimes a larger school, and new work loads. Helping them organize their closets, bedroom, or a study space can help them feel like they’re off to a better start and allow your child to stay on schedule once their (and your!) first day hits. Another way to help start their school year off right is to allow them to re-decorate their rooms! Fresh paint, new furniture, or new bedding can especially help when a kid is transitioning to tween or teenage years.
Not only does decorating or painting your home create a fresh environment for the family, but it can boost the ambiance in your home in general. If you are starting homeschooling for the first time, freshening up a room with paint can make all the difference. You can read more in our previous blog about color options and how certain colors can affect mood and even increase work productivity! If you have further questions about paint colors, designs, or are looking for professionals to make the job easier and faster, call the professionals at Mike’s Quality Painting at (505) 508-5342—we proudly serve the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe areas!
Creating a designated spot for homework and studying is important for alleviating distractions and assigns an area to be specifically for “school time”. This way, your kids can go play games, relax, and eat in other places of your home knowing precisely when and where they need to be during school hours. Having a homework zone also helps to encourage your kids to stay tidy and on top of their assignments since everything they need will already be in one place.
Hopefully these tips will help you and give you some new ideas to start the school year off right! Always remember that if you’re needing professional painting, be sure to contact the Albuquerque painting professionals at Mike’s Quality Painting!