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Move over summer, September is almost here! Before you know it, your alarm will be ringing, as will the school bell too. It’s nearly time to head back to school. With a regular routine starting or returning within your household, the whole family need time to prepare - are you armed with all the organisational stationery you’re going to need? Sleep schedules and meal times will no doubt need some adjusting after a fun-filled summer, as will the habit of planning ahead for all the family this autumn term. 

Are you ready to head back to school? 

With so much to prepare for, there’s no doubt endless important paperwork, emails and notes that will likely keep you on your toes. However, with a do-it-all organiser on your side, the potential trials of heading back to school will soon disappear!

We know planning is personal, in order to work effectively it has to suit your needs and organisational style, as well as your busy schedule. With a range of diaries and calendars to choose from, it’s important to work out which one is right for you. Below, we’ve handpicked two of our most brilliant back to school stationery essentials to help you decide which planning product is right for you.

The 2020 Family Life Book Diary

If you’re looking for an organiser that will work hard wherever you are, then the Family Life Book Diary is the one for you! This A5 size diary is packed with clever features that will help you document and plan for every family occasion and is therefore perfect when preparing for the back to school round-up. It’s especially great for those busy parents who want to map out up to seven independent schedules in one place, preventing clashing appointments and forgotten arrangements. There’s even a helpful eighth column for daily meal planning to streamline your routine. With the return of homework, sports clubs, play dates and parties, knowing what you need to prepare for can make all the difference to your post-school organisation.

Your Family Life Book doesn’t stop there. There’s an abundance of additional clever tools throughout that will prove invaluable when preparing for September. Monthly budgeting pages will allow you to keep track of school uniform and stationery expenditure, alongside school trips and half-term treats throughout the year.

We know too well, that just as you’ve found yourself back in the swing of things, there’s another school holiday to prepare for! Within your diary, you will find a dedicated section for Christmas planning, with ample space for notes and budgeting. You will also find an incredibly useful summer holiday planner, to inspire summer dreams for the year ahead!

The 2020 Family Weekly Planner Calendar

Organise the entire family with one central hub of information, perfect for hanging on the wall to keep the whole family on the right track. With spacious appointment boxes daily for up to six people, the 2020 Family Weekly Planner Calendar will solve all your organisational problems with ease. Our clever column format not only allows you to conveniently plan multiple schedules in one place, but it’s also incredibly easy to compare and coordinate appointments and arrangements to ensure no double bookings, rushed journeys or missed birthdays ever again!

This 16-month calendar encourages everyone to share their plans, opens up communications and encourages responsibility and ownership amongst the little ones. With handy perforated shopping and to-do lists included within your calendar, everyone can be responsible for restocking the cupboards with their favourite lunch box snacks and completing their important school tasks for the week ahead - there really won’t be any excuses any more!

What’s more, we understand that while you’re looking to optimise your organisation during this busy period, you also don’t want to be wasting precious time. With the clever plastic overlay for repeat activities, you can jot down your regular routines on here with the included clip-on pen and simply slot this piece into the current week to instantly update your schedule without repetitive writing. Plus, in the paperwork pocket towards the back of your calendar, you will also find colourful reminder stickers, detailing popular appointments and activities which can be added to your schedule in a flash for clear, neat organisation. You’ll find some handy school-themed stickers included, alongside lots of other to-dos which we’re sure will prove invaluable!

Which back to school stationery product is right for me? 

Deciding whether you and your family work better with a calendar or a diary is ultimately your decision. However, it’s best to think about how you would like to be most organised - do you find yourself reaching for something to help you throughout the day? Or are you looking for something that will help everyone else in your household coordinate more harmoniously? Other considerations, may depend on the ages of people within your family, your organisation style, and who you want to make use of your new product! We hope with our back to school stationery essentials blog post we’ve pointed you towards something to revolutionise your busy home, however, if you’re still feeling a little stuck over which product is right for you, we have an abundance of information on our website which will talk you through each and every feature.

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