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Prep Your Home for Back to School

It’s almost time to send the kids back to school! Here are some great tips to make sure your home is ready for the new school year.

Clean out closets and drawers. If your kids have outgrown clothes, set those aside for donation, and toss any items that are worn or damaged. Consider purchasing a hanging clothes organizer with compartments for each child, which can hold clothes for each weekday – this will keep you from scrambling to find clothes each morning!

Whether your kids will be studying in their rooms or at the kitchen table, make sure there are plenty of school supplies nearby. Purchase an organizer for their desk to hold pencils, pens, crayons, scissors, tape, and anything else they will need to complete homework. If they will be studying in a common area, set aside a drawer or cubby to hold school supplies, or purchase a caddy that can be moved from room to room as needed.

Create a central spot in the kitchen to keep track of school papers and important dates. While the kids are eating their afternoon snack or during dinner prep, they can unpack their backpacks and place important announcements or papers that need to be signed in a designated “inbox.” Hang a calendar and use a different-colored marker for each child to mark upcoming band rehearsals, sports practices, parent meetings, etc.

Make mornings easy by prepping lunch the evening or weekend before. Better yet, have the kids help! Place sandwich materials like deli meat, cheese, lettuce, and tomato in labeled compartments for easy access. Buy pre-packaged snacks like chips or pretzels in bulk, or put individual servings of snacks into small plastic baggies. Items like string cheese and yogurt tubes are easy to grab for little hands.

Organize the items in your entryway. Hanging utility hooks adhere easily to the wall and are perfect for storing backpacks, jackets, and small umbrellas. Purchase a low-slung shelf to organize everyone’s shoes. Making a designated space for these items will clear the clutter and help mornings to run much more smoothly!

If you are looking for a new home in Atlanta, Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes) invites you to visit our beautiful new communities in Gwinnett and Jackson Counties. RHG builds beautiful new homes in the most-sought after areas of Atlanta, with a variety of home designs and the features you want most. Visit one of our fantastic new communities today!

Braselton Farms – New homes in Jackson from the mid $200s

Emerald Forest at Brookwood – New homes in Lawrenceville from the high $300s

Heritage at Jefferson – New homes in Jefferson from the high $200s

Holly Glen – New homes in Dacula from the $350s

Kemp Estates – New homes in Lawrenceville from the high $200s

Overlook at Brookside – New homes in Auburn from the high $200s

Sierra Creek – New homes in Hoschton from the low $300s

Richardson Housing Group (RHG Homes) builds new homes in Atlanta. For more information on our new home communities in Gwinnett, Jackson, Barrow, and DeKalb Counties, including available homes, photos, floorplans, and more, visit us online at To keep up-to-date on the latest news and offerings by RHG Homes, check us out on Facebook at You can also catch up with us on Twitter and see footage of our beautiful new homes and communities on YouTube!

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