I think September is the new January. As the summer comes to an end, it’s time to prepare for the challenges and adventures that lie ahead. It is a mere three months to the end of the year, so a really great time to organise the home and refresh your goals. I’ve put together a comprehensive checklist to help you get ready for September and make the most of the upcoming academic year.
Preparing for September – Goals and Reflection
- Reassess your goals. Have a think about any goals you made in January or throughout and have a mid-way check in. For example I made a commitment to start skipping, and I’m pleased to say I’ve been sticking to it! Where do you want to be at the end of 2023?
- I’m a big fan of vision boards. Remember it doesn’t have to be complicated keep it simple, one sheet of paper with three circles and your goals in order of there importance to you.
- Have a mid-way clear out. Now Summer is drawing to a close, it is a great time to donate any old toys or clothes you no longer need.
- Relax. Downtime is essential to make sure you’re ready for the new season. Prioritise fun times, naps, sunlight and fresh air!
School and University September Checklist
If you have kids, here’s extra things to keep in mind. September marks the start of a new academic year, bringing with it a fresh start and exciting opportunities for students returning to school or university. To make sure it is a smooth transition, I’ve put together a comprehensive checklist to help you get ready for September and make the most of the upcoming academic year.
Young Students School Checklist
- Organise school supplies. Start by creating a list of essential school supplies your child will need, such as notebooks, pens, pencils, backpacks, and lunch boxes.
- Pick up the right uniforms. Take advantage of back-to-school sales to save on costs.
- Check with your child’s school for any specific items required for each grade level.
- Plan any lunches – buy lunch boxes to get ahead. Prepare a list of nutritious lunch options for your child to enjoy at school. Involve your child in meal planning and packing to promote healthy eating habits.
- Get a family calendar and mark important events running up to Christmas. This is a must-have for any household and will make sure you have everything in order like tickets, travel plans and term dates.
University Students Checklist
So here’s a few additional ideas for your uni students before you pack them off…. 🙌
- Schedule any health check ups – think doctors, dentists, opticians.
- Create a studying station / area
- Make up a financial plan including any events planned
- Check any tech to update – Ensure your laptop, tablet, or smartphone is in good working condition, and update any necessary software.
- Consider investing in noise-canceling headphones or other accessories that can enhance your learning experience.
- Need to work? Register early for part time slots at the local pubs, supermarkets and retailers.
- Learning to cook! Use the summer holidays to teach a signature dish – Spaghetti 🍝 sauce is a good one!
- Create a orientation map of the area, make a fun map with key landmarks not forgetting – local supermarkets, take aways and drinking holes!
- Command Strips – Don’t forget to pack some command strips. This tape is an absolute must have if you’re renting as it means you can personalise your walls without making holes in the plaster or damaging any of the decoration. Use it to hang pictures and fairy lights! Buy them here on Amazon.
- Empty nest syndrome? They’re still your baby’s… I get it Use this time efficiently keep your self busy – it’s a perfect time to Declutter your home and maybe reorganise the any congested areas in the home, while they’re accessible!!
For students, who’ll be living away from home first time…this quiz is super fun. Take the quiz ‘What kind of flatmate are you?’ here.
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