Time-Saving Back-to-School Tips

"Time-Saving Back-to-School Tips"

It’s back-to-school time, and the new school year goes hand-in-hand with a busy family schedule. Families can get the school year off to a great start with some time-saving tips.

To-Do Lists – Keep things on track by making a daily to-do list that will help keep you organized. Check-off the most important tasks first, especially the ones you dislike, in order to get them out of the way.

Packed Lunches – Prepare school lunches the night before each school day by pre-packing leftovers, sandwiches, and other food items, along with juice boxes and snacks. If your child is old enough to assist, get them to help. Plan the week’s meals on Sunday to make sure that you have all the ingredients and items you need.

Backpacks – Have your children gather and pack all of the items they will need, such as homework, assignments, books and signed forms, the night before and have them place their backpacks by the front door.

Clothes – Plan a school week’s worth of outfits on Sunday. Have the kids prepare their outfits, including underwear, socks, accessories and shoes the night before. This will cut down on last-minute searches.

Bedtime – Start getting your kids ready for their regular back-to-school bedtimes by gradually adjusting their bedtime hour a couple of weeks before school starts.

Easy Recipes – Another way to safe time is to prepare easy, on-the-go snacks that kids can take anywhere. This recipe for Rainforest Chewy Bars needs a preparation time of only ten minutes.