School year resolutions are just like New Year’s resolutions, but they start in September! How nice, we get to start twice!
If you’d like to get organized, save time and money or just live better…today is the day to make a resolution!
Need resolution ideas? Read on!
School Year Resolutions
Get Organized – Wouldn’t it be nice to start the school year with a method to the madness? Wouldn’t it be nice to have one place for all rosters, schedules and school information? Learn how to make a family notebook and simplify your life this year. How about artwork? Don’t let it pile up this year, discover 5 ideas for displaying kids artwork that you can start now!
Pack Healthy Lunches for the Kids – You’ll save money if you put a stop to packaged, prepared foods that are full of preservatives. If you’re too busy to make lunches, why don’t you teach your children how. Take it a step further and put together a list of healthy choices for them and buy a thermos so they can enjoy leftovers and soups.
Eat out Less – Is it time to break the cycle of doing the drive thru for dinner? You’ll save money if you try meal planning made simple and eat at home. The Budget Diet specializes in Frugalicious and Fast dinner ideas like Quick Macaroni and Cheese (not from a box) or Pizza Poppers. Even easier, try my no recipe required dinner ideas.
Don’t Over-Schedule Kids – Slow down, enjoy life! It’s so important for children to have free time, so please don’t schedule every waking moment! Likewise, make sure to build in some free time for yourself! I set aside each Friday morning to go to the movies with friends – it’s only $5, and it’s a great way to kick off the weekend. Resolve to have a little me time each week.
Make Time For Family Fun on a Budget – Family fun doesn’t have to mean going out to an expensive dinner or taking the family to the circus. Try these 10 ideas for frugal family fun and dedicate each Saturday night as family night. You could start a tradition of homemade pizza and a movie or how about sundaes on Saturday?
Exercise – It’s probably the most common resolution, and the school year offers the perfect time to jump start your routine! Get in the habit of walking or riding bikes with your children to school, you’ll save gas and burn calories! This is the year to put the brakes on the mom taxi!
What school year resolutions do you have?