My Tips for Being Prepared This School Year

Well school is just around the corner for my kiddos! This summer has gone by so fast, but we also want the school year to go by fast so here are some tips to make your life less stressful this school year!

When I do my grocery shopping for the kid’s school snacks the first thing I do when I get home is put the food in enough snack bags for the week! Now instead of hurrying around the morning of to get all the lunches together, all they have to do is go to the snack cabinet and grab a bag of the snacks for the week.

Make sure to sign any papers of permission slips right when you get them. You don’t want to have to be signing all their paper 2 minutes before you walk out the door and then find out that they left it on the table and their already on the bus!

Make a dinner plan for the week. I write out what we’re having for each day and post it on the wall at the beginning of the week. Now I don’t have to worry about not having the right ingredients in the house and the kids all know and wont keep asking whats for dinner!

I keep a calendar on the fridge and I have everybody right out their practice times and games for the week! Now I know when to pick everybody up and what days they will need rides!

After dinner I have everyone wash their dishes and make sure everything is picked up! We take 15 minutes to go around the house to make sure everything is picked up. Now nobody has to go to bed or wake up with a messy house.

I always make sure everyone is ready to leave 10 minutes before we actually leave. This way nobody is ┬ástressing or arguing to get out the door in the morning. It gives them some time to relax before school or work, and their less forgetful because now they have time to realize if they’re missing something.

 

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