22 — Say you saw it in The Real Estate Browser of Lynchburg — Volume 8 Number 12 www.LynchburgRealEstateBrowser.com Back-to-School Organization Tips for Busy Families (StatePoint) The new school year brings hectic mornings, piles of homework, end- less events, practices, games and school conferences. When you’re a busy par- ent, day-to-day tasks can consume your thoughts and energy. Stay organized and sane by following these simple tips to han- dle the crush of the school year. Centralize Communication Communication is key when it comes to organization. Stay in sync with your fam- ily by using a digital calendar. Smartphone apps such as Hub allow multiple users to share to-do and shopping lists, appoint- ments, commitments and more. In addi- tion, many apps have messaging capabilities to ensure users can share specific details and instructions (“Bring treats for the holi- day party Tuesday”) and last-minute chang- es (“Grandma is picking up the kids today”) with one or more family members.