Something you don’t like to see as a parent must be your kid’s backpacks. Right? It would be a confusing mess of many notebooks, torn papers, sharpener dust, and outdated circulars. But having anything organised gives you clarity of thoughts and reasoning. Organised kids’ backpacks make kids get more interested in their studies. This is why we need to organise them. Here are some of the tips to organise the backpacks,
- Choose a Backpack that Matches with Your Kid’s Needs
First, select a good backpack for your child; that must be your primary concern. Many children report back pain and muscle strains while handling big backpacks. Don’t select a big backpack for your kid unless it has wheels attached. And while selecting the backpacks, make sure to have a sturdy one with fewer compartments. Having so many zippers and pockets frustrates the kids while searching for things.
Start From Zero
Even if your child already had things in their backpack, empty all that and start afresh. Only if you start from scratch, you can get better at organising everything that was lying in the pack as a mess.
Sort and Group Every File
Sort and group everything based on their importance, frequency of usage and sizes. Put the pen, pencils, highlighters and erasers together. And keep aside the other things like snacks, water bottles and lunch boxes on a different side. And put the notebooks, reference books and dictionary in a larger backpack compartment. If there is a small pocket somewhere, put the medicines, tablets, or first aid kits there.
Map out the Backpack
Mapping your backpack organisation is very important for the child. It helps them in getting their things quickly without much struggle. Prepare a map mentioning where to find the things and keep a copy of it in the backpack’s front pocket. It will help your child.
Use a Luggage Tag Checklist
Have a luggage tag checklist to ensure that your child doesn’t miss out on anything in this school. This helps them rearrange the stuff in their school too.
Make a Folder
This folder consists of what and all a child should submit in the school and what needs to be brought home. This helps them be sure about what needs to be struck down in the checklist.
Extra Textbooks at Home
If there are miscellaneous textbooks, keep them at home. Adding them to the backpack only increases its weight. One of the biggest reasons for a backpack mess is carrying textbooks. So, the extra textbooks can avoid confusion and also, the probability of missing textbooks is less.
Ask For Regular Check-ins
Organising is one thing but staying consistent is another thing. You need to check the kid’s backpack then and there to ensure that the books and everything arranged are safe and neat. This might also help in assessing the missing components later. So by doing this, you are saving a significant time of confusion and frustration of searching for essential things.
We hope that we have given good ideas to you for organising your kid’s backpacks. We understand that it is sometimes a very difficult task, but it can yield good results when done methodically. So, grab a good backpack on your way home today.