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August 10, 2011

School Bags and Backpacks!

It’s time for your children to head back to school! The National Association of Professional Organizers in Michigan wants to share some tips to help your child select a school bag this year.

School Bag Type & Size – Does your child prefer a back pack or a school bag with a shoulder strap? Test the school bag while you’re in the store to make sure your child is comfortable carrying it with a few items inside. Also, when buying a school bag, consider the size of your child in relation to the size of the school bag. Younger students tend to need a smaller bag with fewer pockets. Older students often need larger and sturdier school bags to transport text books to and from school.

School Bag Usage – Consider the potential uses for the school bag. Will the school bag be used for only school homework, or will it also be used for after-school sports equipment or technology storage? Or, your child may prefer using two smaller bags to keep school stuff separate from after-school stuff.

Selecting a new school bag for your children can be fun. For additional organizing tips visit

Article submitted by Chapter member, Ann Anderson