The stores’ supply aisles have been decimated, porch photos have been taken, and the bells have rung: School is back in session. Although we may miss the summer fun, most of us also look forward to getting back into a routine – having set schedules, and getting our homes in order. Read on for tips on getting set up on some systems and schedules

Schedules and Calendars

Whether your calendar is in your purse, on your wall, or on your phone, identify ways to share calendar information as a household. With digital calendars, even if you used different programs and apps, you can invite others to events, or share entire calendars that each person can overlay on their personal calendar. It is also possible to subscribe to a public calendar–such as a school, team, or club, automatically overlaying all the pertinent information and events on your personal calendar. Here are some info pages for the most popular digital calendars:

Click below for reviews of some additional tools for sharing household calendars

Menu Planning

A new school year is a great time to recommit to regular mealtimes around a table. And the best way to make that happen is to put in the planning! One of our favorite meal planning apps is Plan to Eat, but there are a plethora of other sites and apps for searching out recipes, making a plan, and even setting up a shopping list.

More resources on menu planning and recipe apps below:

House Cleaning and Chores

Click the page below for ideas for ideas on organizing household chores