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10 ways to help moms get ready for back-to-school

Here are 10 tips for how Post-it® Products can help you get a little more done - and in way that’s a little less hectic.

1. COLOR CODES

Assign a color of Post-it® Note for each child and choose a certain location for messages. This way, they know when a message is for them. Or record their must-dos or key events each day to keep them on track.

2. ALWAYS AT HAND

Keep a pad of Post-it® Notes in your purse or car so you can write yourself reminders when you're out-and-about. (Which always seems to be the case when you have kids.)

3. MANAGE REFRESHMENTS

When your kids have a group of friends over, have them mark their place at the table with a Post-it® Note. Then everyone knows where to sit.

4. BETTER-ORGANIZED BACKPACKS

Your child's backpack can quickly become a mess. Use a Post-it® Pocket to keep the most essential papers or items all neat and tidy.

5. MEAL PLANNING

Here's how to make quick work of a week's worth of lunches and dinners. Jot down your grocery list on a Post-it® Note. Mark recipes in a cookbook with Post-it® Flags to help you find them more quickly. And use Post-it® Full Adhesive Notes to mark cooking instructions on a casserole or storage containers that are in the refrigerator or freezer to speeds things up when the kids get hungry.

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6. MAKING UP

To diffuse the inevitable argument with your kid, a Post-it® Note that says you're sorry can be enough to sap the negative energy out of the situation. And bring you and your child together for a face-to-face.

7. CURATED COLLECTIONS

Use Post-it® Tabs to set up a filing system that catches all of the things you want to save throughout the year. Come summer, you'll have all of the artwork, essays and report cards in one place and ready to archive.

8. MARK YOUR PLACE

Your kids can use Post-it® Flags to mark chapters in their text or mark where they left off in a story. You can use them to mark a great find in a catalog so it's easier to track down when you're ready to order.

9. BIG REMINDERS

Have one thing you can't forget during the day? Put your reminder on a sheet from a Post-it® Big Pad and stick it up in a place where you won't miss it.

10. WRANGLE YOUR CALENDAR

Post-it® Notes and Post-it® Flags are the perfect tool for customizing your day planner or wall calendar. Color code events by child. Or call out “can't miss” details. Have an event scheduled for a tentative date? Mark it down with a Post-it® Note so it can be easily moved if the date changes.

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