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Back-to-school time is expensive - Minnesota parents offer tips for survival

These mothers, who happen also to be professional organizers, know all the secrets

 

August 29, 2022

Shari L. Gross, Star Tribune

Courtney Laufenberg, professional organizer and owner of No Loose Ends, shuttled her daughter Lucy, 10, after meeting with clients on Tuesday in Ham Lake.

The back-to-school marathon is in full sprint and testing parents' sanity.

"I run around like a crazy lady," said Anissa Keyes, a Minneapolis business owner and mother of five. "It's all the logistics and all the adjustments from the summer schedule to the fall schedule. Where they are going to be after school and what buses and activities they have to balance. It's a lot."

Factor in the cost of new backpacks, computers, notebooks and the big money families plan to spend this year on school sports, instruments and field trips, it's no wonder families get stressed when September rolls around.

Professional organizers, life coaches and financial planners increasingly hear from parents who need help managing the deluge that comes with returning to school.

https://www.startribune.com/back-to-school-time-is-expensive-minnesota-parents-offer-some-tips-to-survival/600201850/

 

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