Your hassle-free-back- to- school guide
After a long summer break, getting back to school can be a stomach-churning feat – not only for the kids, but for parents too.
Switching modes from sleeping in to packing bags and lunch boxes at 6 AM can be stressful all by itself. So, being “back to school”-ready can help relieve some of the tension. But what does it take?
Here are some basic tips to ensure the transition from break-time to school time is smooth.
Get stationery woes out of the way.
- No matter how much you buy, it will always seem like you are out of them.
- A good way to keep track is to organise them smartly.
- IKEA has a wide range of smart and affordable ways to organise supplies, from small baskets to trolleys to drawer organisers.
- Invest in a good day planner. This will help you keep all the activities in one place, so you can stay on top of things.
Clothes are another stress area, especially with teenagers.
- It may be a good idea to have them ready ahead of time for each day of the school week.
- Getting socks neatly rolled up and organised soon after laundry can help avoid frantic morning searches.
- And don’t wait till the last minute to do the shoe shopping. Do it at least a few weeks before school to avoid all the crazy lines at the malls.
Backpacks are another purchase you must go through nearly every year.
- You may need to replace an old one, or it may be a new fad your child has to have.
- Either way, our fun and trendy range of products have got you covered.
- Also, consider using old backpacks as behind-the-door storage or keep it in your car as a shopping bag to avoid using plastic.
Another simple drill you can try is setting the alarm early.
- Do this at least a week in advance to get your body back to the school mode.
- This can help set your body clock, so waking up early doesn’t become a challenge.
- Kids too can try this to ease into the school mode quickly.
- Slowly limit kids’ gadget time prior to school. This will also get them ready for school faster.
Start the new school year right. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Just a little planning and shopping ahead of time is all it takes to acclimatise yourself for those first days of school!