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These Back To School Tips Will Make You Feel Like Super Mom

The new school year is just around the corner, and with it comes the long list of tasks and things to do to prepare. On top of that, an ever-growing shopping list of all the new bits and bobs your little one will need for their first day or their first day back.

Don’t let back to school get you in a fluster. These few tips will help ease the transition from summer to September and will leave you feeling like Super Mom!

Things To Do In July

Buy new school books

By getting this one ticked off nice and early, you will avoid the last-minute panic and frantic search as September approaches, when books can become like gold dust, with every mom searching to get their hands on them. So as soon as that book list is released, head down to your nearest store and get sorted!

Buy bags and school supplies 

Best to do this one early too to avoid the August rush. Especially if your little one is seeking a certain popular brand or character school bag. There’s nothing worse than desperately searching for Spiderman at the end of the month, only to be surrounded by a sea of Peppa Pig.
READ NEXT: 5 Tips for Choosing the Right School Bag

Things To Do In August

Sort out uniforms

Kids grow, play and get dirty so school uniforms need to be able to withstand the rigours of the school year. Whether you’re buying brand new, or patching up last years, get this one ticked off in early August.

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Wash, dry and prepare

Uniforms, PE gear, sports kit – the whole works! Have it washed and ready to go to avoid last minute laundry piles. 

Label everything!

Uniforms, coats, lunch bags/boxes, books – you name it, stick a label on it. This is not only an essential for little ones heading off to big school, but it’s also handy if you have more than one school going child yourself, as all the bits and bobs can soon start to look very similar. 

Things To Do The Week Before School Starts

Online food shop 

Take the stress out of the school food shop and do it online. Plan out your breakfasts, school lunches, evening meals for the first few weeks and shop accordingly. Having everything in the house will help ease you all back into your routine. 

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Meal prep dinners

To be an extra Super Mom, spend a few hours this week preparing meals for the freezer. Batch cooking lasagne, or a pot of curry, and popping it in the freezer will help you if you’re in a pinch next week. 

And that’s it!

Follow these few tips and the back to school transition will be effortless. Sit back, relax and revel in the fact that all the niggly bits and tricky bits were done in July and that everything is sorted and ready to go.

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