It’s CLEANOUT time!

The start of a new year is a great time to remind your kids to purge old contents from their backpacks.  Here‘s an easy step-by-step list from the Backpack Committee on how to best tidy AND lighten….

  • Clear off your kitchen or dining table
  • Empty EVERYTHING out of the backpack
  • Throw out obvious trash (gum wrappers, broken pencils, etc)
  • Tear out planner pages from Sept- Dec
  • Tear early pages out of comp books not needed anymore
  • Recycle old homework/assignments from previous semester (or store at home/in class)
  • Reduce supplies to the ‘required’ items (ie, 3 pencils not 14)
Before After REMOVED 1.5 pounds