With the end of summer comes cooler temperatures and the return of school—is your family ready for these changes? The things you do at home can ultimately help set the tone for a successful school year.

Creating a designated study area is one of the most important things parents can do to help their kids get a good start to the school year. Use wooden desks with plenty of drawers and open space to help your kids stay organized as they work on their homework. Some wooden desks are even small enough to fit in the kitchen or living room—don’t be afraid to set up a study area where you can keep track of your child’s progress! Make sure your child’s desk provides easy access to pens and other supplies they might need to finish their assignments.

Organization is also essential for helping your children have a smooth transition into fall. The start of the school year often results in seemingly endless schedules, announcements, and other forms getting sent home from school. Store these papers in wooden file cabinets so you don’t lose track of anything.

You can also help your children stay organized by establishing a designated space where they can leave their backpacks and other school supplies. Even going through the clothes in your child’s closet can help them save time as they get ready for school.

By providing your kids with a designated study space and helping them get organized, you will set them up for a successful school year.