Snapfish’s Back-to-School Tips + $50 Gift Certificate *GIVEAWAY*

by Alecia on August 17, 2012

As you get your kids ready for the upcoming school year, be sure to keep in mind these great Back-to-School Tips from Snapfish, featuring some of their awesome back-to-school products -

  • Tip #1 – Create school supplies that are easy to keep track of! Color code all their notebooks, binders and pencil pouches so they can stay organized for each subject. Personalize notebooks or notepads in their favorite color or hobby, available from Snapfish starting at $9.99.
  • Tip #2 – Throw out the brown bags and pack lunches full of nutrition – and style – this year. Every now and then, sneak a small surprise like stickers or an action figure into your kid’s lunch and use personalized lunchboxes available from Snapfish’s partner Frecklebox; you can even leave a message inside as each comes with a small chalkboard, available for $29.95.
  • Tip #3 – Get kids excited to read! Wrap a textbook in a fun material or pattern and encourage them to read a chapter a day. Kids can even customize their bookmarks with pictures of their best friends, pets or siblings and be ready to stand out with their first reading assignment. Starting at $4.99.
  • Tip #4 – Don’t let clothes and supplies get lost in the shuffle. Make sure your kid’s name is clearly marked on important items like coats, gym shoes and text books. Tie a brightly colored ribbon on your kid’s backpack to help him/her easily identify it or use these personalized backpack tags. Choose from 3D or animated tags, starting at $3.99.
  • Tip #5 – Make it easy for kids to get their homework done early so they can still enjoy the nice weather while it lasts! With HP ePrint, kids can do homework assignments on their mobile phones or tablets, from a friend’s house or from the library and ePrint it back to their printer at home. The new HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One printer, which will be available at the beginning of September, is equipped with this wireless technology – making it easy for kids to complete their assignments from virtually anywhere.

No matter what system you decide to use or particular methods you adopt (or products you purchase), getting organized before sending kids back to school makes the summer-to-school transition easier for everyone!  To help you in these endeavors, one reader will win a $50 Snapfish Gift Certificate!!  Just use the easy form below to enter to win.

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Sarah W. August 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I’m not sure I really am that organized, but we continue our reading schedule all summer – before bedtime every day, although during the summer we have extra reading time each week…

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Litsa August 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm

My calendar is on the kitchen island with everything in it! Dates…times we have to be places…checks….sticky notes…all in there! And my coupon binder has everything else I need in it! Organize these items daily to stay on track!

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Nancy August 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm

Make a notebook with papers and information for each child.
Also sign papers/ forms for each child (field trips, report cards, etc) the same night you receive them and return them the next day.
Work with your child to clean out their backpacks each week. You may be amazed what you find!

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Lei August 18, 2012 at 1:08 am

make a list of what I need and check the items off. keep all the supplies in the new backpack…

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Laura August 18, 2012 at 11:02 am

Make lists and check them off as I go.

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Liz I. August 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I make lots of lists! :)

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Eugenie August 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

I have a place where I store school supplies.

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Howell August 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I keep track of things on my computer.

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LaTanya August 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Keep a calender that can be displayed so we know what is going on.

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Anna Maloy August 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I keep a 3 ring binder with sections for each child, PTO, general school newsletters, and extracurricular info. I put any paper or note that comes home into that notebook. We also have a set area to keep backpacks and lunchboxes in.

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Stacy Kurtz August 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

Making lists and having folders for each child that I keep at home with important papers and info.

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Christine August 21, 2012 at 2:51 pm

My kids are homeschooled, so we have some extra challenges! One way we keep things organized is to color code things by child. All of my oldest child’s supplies are green, the next has purple, then blue, then red. All their folders, notebooks, even their erasers match! No more questions, no more fighting over supplies.

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Amber August 21, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I make a list!

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Lillian August 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I have a master calendar with everything for everyone written on it. It’s the only way I can keep track of it all.

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Heather August 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

For us, it’s important to clean up our homeschool materials as soon as we finish the day’s assignments. That keeps the mess from growing.

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Melissa W August 21, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Getting things prepared the night before.

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Diane August 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Looks great!

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Marjo B August 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Just keep a great schedule!

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Kristina August 21, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Keep a family calendar color coded by each person to put appointments, project due dates, practices, etc.

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Jessica Norris August 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

Having an after school routine and a place for them to do their homework always makes it easy for us to stay organized.

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kate August 22, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Having everything ready to go the night before makes mornings so much easier!

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Kim August 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

We homeschool, so all of our stuff stays here. To help stay organized, each child has a box of his/her own stuff and is responsible for keeping it neat.

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jamie tucker August 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

we have a school corner that has all the supplies need for homework and a study desk, and a “events” dry erase calender too keep up with whats do when.

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Bonnie F August 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I like bookshelves because they keep papers and books off the floor and neat.

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Jay August 23, 2012 at 10:57 am

I put dates when we get them to the calendar so I don’t forgot or lose the papers.

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Sean August 23, 2012 at 11:20 am

We have a daily routine that really seems to work for getting things put away and prepped for the next day!

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Karry August 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I try to organized my making lists

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felecia August 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Make a list and toss out what you don’t need or no longer fits.

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Anna August 24, 2012 at 8:56 am

put everything away right a way

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Brad August 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Lists and a calendar

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Michelle August 24, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I have a housekeeping binder that helps a lot!

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