Back to School Tips

August 30, 2022

As August comes to a close and September fast approaches, it’s time to get ready for back to school. For parents, back to school can be both exciting and scary. Getting ahead of the start of the school year is a great way to get organized in advance, and to be sure you still have time for some end of summer fun. To help make the transition a little easier, we have compiled a list of basic tips and tricks to help parents get ready for the back to school season as well as some Domanda Design product recommendations to help add some personal style to the school year. 

Start Shifting Your Schedule 

As the first day of school approaches, start slowly shifting your schedule from summer time to school time. Push your child’s bedtime and wake up a little earlier every day to slowly get them accustomed to the school year schedule.

Set Routines 

Get your morning and evening routines set by practicing in advance. Try different options for getting ready for the school year. Try laying out clothing the night before, packing lunches in advance, or having some kind of nightly activity as a family to spend time together. No matter what routine you go with, make sure it works for everyone and once you find something that works for you, be consistent and stick with it. 

Clean Your House 

Use the back to school season as motivation to clean your house. Go through the items in your home and decide what can stay, what can go, and make a list of new things you want (or need) to add to the house. 

Go Shopping 

Once you’ve cleaned the house go back to school shopping! In addition to the typical back to school supplies you grab every year, consider adding in some new products to bring in your own personal flair (see our list of Domanda Design products below that do just that). 

Get Organized 

This is a big task that means so many things. Start lists of other things you need to complete before going back to school. Make a list of go-to breakfast and lunch ideas for the year and prep meals for the first week in advance. Pack backpacks in advance. Put up a calendar with everyone’s schedule listed to keep track of everything you have going on. These tasks might feel daunting at first, but if you take time to tackle them in advance, bit by bit, you will make it through. 

Remember to Make Time for Fun 

Even though back to school is approaching and there is lots to do, be sure to make time for some end of summer fun! It’s important to continue to take time to spend as a family, and keep doing this when you can during the school year as well 

Domanda Design Product Suggestions 

Add some personal style to your back to school shopping purchases with Domanda Design’s customizable, made to order products. You can select the perfect color and pattern for each product that matches your personal taste, making it super easy to find exactly what you are looking for without having to run from store to store. Check out some of our product suggestions below!

Bottles - 20oz Insulated Stainless Steel 

Our 20oz insulated stainless steel bottles are the perfect water bottle choice for the school day. Lightweight and spill proof, these bottles will keep your water cool all day and are a great alternative to single-use plastic. 

Enamel Bowls 

These enamel bowls come in three sizes with translucent plastic lids and are great for packing school lunches! Remember: these bowls are not microwave safe. 

Journals - Spiral Bound and Hard Cover 

Journals are an essential back to school buy! Whether you plan to use them for school or personal use, Domanda offers journals in both hard cover and spiral bound styles. 


Our pouches are great for storing school supplies of all kinds including pens, pencils, and electronic cables. They come in two different sizes and the t-bottom design offers lots of extra storage space. 


Pick out something for yourself too! Our tumblers are perfect for storing hot or cold beverages while you wait for your kids at the bus stop or to bring along to their extra curricular activities. 


This blog post was written by Emma Becker.