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A Back-to-School Checklist for Parents

A Back-to-School Checklist for Parents

As summer winds down, thoughts turn to the school year. But it’s easy to put off back-to-school preparations until the last minute, when you find yourself frantically throwing packs of No. 2 pencils in your cart.

This year, why not try for a more organized approach? Here are some tips:

* Go through your child’s wardrobe. The end of summer marks the perfect time to have a fashion show. Have your child put on a fashion show, and note what items you will need to replace. Get rid of ill-fitting, ratty and never-worn items. Consider donating “gently used” pieces.

When choosing back to school clothes, practicality is key. Company Kids Moby Goby line was created to be durable and be comfortable for a longer period of time with their adjustable waistband, double seaming, elastic gussets and fabric lining. Most of the clothing is machine washable, too, which is a must for kids who love the playground!

* Organize classroom supplies. When you receive your school’s supply list, don’t immediately run to the store. Look through what you bought last year — you may still have spare notebooks, pencils or binders that haven’t been used.

All children will need a backpack. If your child’s due for a replacement, look for plenty of pockets for organizing and a fun design. Company Kids backpacks offers backpacks for toddlers, children, tweens and teens. All have ample pockets, compartments, and heavy-duty zippers so your child can stay organized. And their fun prints, like the Blue Zoo backpack, lets each kid represent their personality.

* Take a look around your child’s room. Nothing says that your child’s growing up like entering a new grade, so the start of the school year is a good time to see if your child would prefer more “big kid” décor.” You don’t have to hire a decorator — a few posters and a new bedspread may do the trick.

And don’t forget the college kids! The Company Store offers a twin extra-long bedding package that includes a Company Cotton four-piece sheet set and a LaCrosse Primaloft comforter for $124.99. And unlike other pre-packaged bedding sets, your college bound kid can pick the color for each piece in the set, allowing them to mix and match according to their tastes.

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