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Organization Tips for College Students at Home


December 7, 2020


5 min

Organization Tips for College Kids Living at Home
Whether your college student has switched to remote learning because of the pandemic, has always been an online student, or is enrolled in the local community college, living at home with your teenage children can be challenging at times. Luckily, there are some tips to help you keep your sanity, your home clean and your child organized while living at home and attending college.

10 Ways to Be Organized at School and Home

Your college student probably anticipated living with roommates, but most likely didn’t expect the roommates to be you. The key to making it all work is organization. Here are some school organization ideas to help you and your college student stay organized in your daily routines.

  1. Create a Designated Learning Space – Whether that means converting a bedroom or buying a new desk, your college student needs a quiet place to study.
  2. Maintain Open Lines of Communication – Having a schedule posted in a community space is a great way to keep track of when your student is in classes, extracurriculars or studying.
  3. Develop a Routine – One of the key components to organization is routine. Make sure you talk with your teen about your expectations and set clear boundaries. A daily routine is the best way to prevent surprises.
  4. Stock up on Storage Supplies – You might have expected your child to be in a dorm, but now they are in your house. Stock up on organization supplies that will keep the clutter out of eyesight.
  5. Consider Storage – When you have college kids living at home, you know the amount of stuff they need. Consider storing items you don’t use regularly to help prevent stress from unnecessary clutter.
  6. Limit Distractions – Move televisions and gaming systems out of the room where your student will be spending most of their study time. It’s an unnecessary distraction.
  7. Encourage Social Interaction – Even if your child is stuck at home during their college years, they still need peer interaction. Make sure they get involved in local organizations, sports or get a part-time job. Use a dry erase board to track their schedules
  8. Use Office Supplies – Instead of letting your college student rely on sticky notes or loose-leaf paper, invest in planners, notebooks and binders that can help them stay organized.
  9. Set Boundaries – Especially if you have younger children, create spaces in your home that are solely dedicated to your college student. This allows them to have a safe space to store important documents, etc.
  10. Stay Organized Yourself – The best way to keep your college student organized is by leading by example. Keep your work supplies organized and your schedule clearly posted to encourage them to do the same.

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