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Back to School: How to Get Your House and Kids Set Up For Success

Hello August! Summer break is coming to an end and preparing your kids for the upcoming school year can feel incredibly hectic. From purchasing last minute school supplies to adjusting your internal clock, it can feel like you are being pulled in a thousand different directions. However, if you get your house in order beforehand, and prep your kids for their upcoming school schedule, you will find that both you and your family can ease back into the school year – despite what it may look like for you this year.

Michele Harmon Team has a wealth of tips, tricks, and ready-made resources that can help you prepare for an incredible start to the school year.


Stay on top of your family’s schedule by maintaining an up-to-date calendar that is simple for everyone! A color-coded wall calendar is great for kids, because they can easily see what activities they have scheduled on a given day. 

Avoid being surprised by student holidays with Michele Harmon Team’s complimentary school calendar magnets for Tomball, Cy-Fair, and Klein ISD! We have so many clients with school aged children who LIVE by these! Email Michele Harmon at with your name, school district, and mailing address, and we will drop one in the mail for you! 

Take Inventory

School supply lists can be overwhelming! However, before you head to the store, take inventory of what is left over from the previous school year, and consider purchasing the supplies online. offers complete school supply packs for participating schools. Click here to enter your zip code and see if your school has school supply packages available for purchase.

Create a Homework Space

A dedicated homework zone can be extremely beneficial! Not only will it help your children focus when it comes to completing their assignments, but you won’t have their school work spread out across the house! Consider setting up a desk in a playroom, or utilizing a quiet area.

Meal Prep to Beat the Morning Rush

You can make your mornings a bit easier by prepping lunches the night before! You may be surprised by how much time this can save you during the day. Try using kid friendly containers to perfectly portioned lunches and separate different foods.

Show Appreciation to Teachers

One way to start the school year on the right foot is by showing your child’s teacher how much you appreciate them! A simple gift will get the teacher’s attention for all the right reasons, and show your appreciation for their hard work as an educator.

Check out the list below for gift ideas included with free printable gift tags! 

Gift Ideas


School supplies can be costly. Help set up your child’s teacher for success with some spare highlighters! 


Tea can be a great alternative to coffee on days when your throat is feeling a little hoarse and you are in need of a little comfort – something teachers know ALL ABOUT!

Gift Cards

Help your child’s teacher make their classroom the best it can be with a gift card to stock up on supplies and decorations!


Start the school year sweetly with the gift of your child’s teacher’s favorite candy!

Click here to download and print our adorable teacher gift tags!

It is a good idea to start getting in the habit of going to sleep earlier to prep for the upcoming school year. Try starting at least a week in advance, even earlier if possible. By planning early on, the beginning of the school year will be a smooth transition for you and your kids!

Start a Sleep Routine

The new school year will be here before you know it! Start getting ready now to avoid stress later on. 

Are you looking to make a move, but want to stay zoned to a particular school district?

Michele Harmon Team specializes in the Northwest Houston area Real Estate Market and we are prepared to find you the right home, in the right school district, for the best price.

Give us a call at 713-818-1330 to get started today!

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