Off to a Good Start! Time-Saving Tips For Back To School! #TraverseTested



Hey All!

As school is about to begin for us and summer is about to end, it can be a great deal of running around to get ready for back to school. I need to get back to school supplies, get those before school doctor check ups done, fill out tons of paper work for the schools, and go shopping to get those fabulous first day of school outfits.

It’s an insanely busy time to say the least. If you’re like me and you have a job along with a family, you probably even have less time than most. I’m always looking for ways to save time and make things easier for me and my family. There is nothing worse than running around in the morning trying to get everything ready for yourself and your kids. I know we all want the summer to last forever and we all want to enjoy those last few days you have of vacation, but it’s never a good idea to leave things to last minute. I say plan, get ready, and then enjoy.

I wanted to share a few tips that I found have helped me save time and stay stress free for Back To School time.



All day fun day sadly has to come to an end. The month before school start getting the kids used to going to sleep at an hour that will give them enough rest and time in the morning to get ready. Starting a month before will have them already used to sleeping at that time and used to getting up at that hour. It will prevent the “I don’t want to get up” faces in the morning and it will save you time and energy in not having fight to get your kids out of beds.


Get the outfits for not only for the first day of school, but for the whole week of school planned out for your kids. This will save you so much time during the week. You don’t have to try to figure out what they will wear each day. If you plan the outfits for the entire week, Each day you can just simply pull the outfit out of the closet or drawer and lay it out for them. It’s a simple and easy time saver.



Plan Your dinners for the week for your family. If you have their meals planned for the week, you won’t have to spend time figuring out dinners on school nights. Remember kids will need help with school work and I personally would rather spend time helping them with school then trying to put together meals.


Plan and pack your kids lunches the night before. Don’t wait until the morning of. Mornings during the week are hectic enough. You don’t want to add more to your plate when you already don’t have a lot of time. You can simply grab their lunches out of the fridge and your done.


Get organized! There is nothing more important than this tip. Organize your kids books and school supplies by class. Keep them in folders, bins, or cubbies if you have them. For younger kids you can even use shoe boxes and decorate each box to match each subject and put the supplies in. It’s always great to have everything in a designated area, so you don’t have to spend time trying to find the things they need for school.

By doing all these tips you can definitely save a lot of time getting ready for back to school. You can spend the time you save enjoying those last few days of summer. That’s the way I would want to spend my time, don’t you? I hope theses tips help you as much as they help me!

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