The summer holidays are flying byÂ and theÂ kids will soon be back at school! SoÂ here areÂ seven ideas to save time on your schoolÂ day routines.
- Sew names onto their uniform? Donâ€™t waste time stitching your childâ€™s name tag all the way around â€“ double the ends together inÂ a loop and secure them with three long stitches.
- Fixing their hair: We all know how fussing children are when it comes to their hair, but there is no need to hunt around for a bobble; wrap them around the base of the hairbrush for easy access and avoidÂ thatÂ last minute scrabble around looking for them.
- Polishing their school shoes: Donâ€™t waste money and time hunting for the exact colour that matches their shoes, instead tryÂ using vegetable oil to get rid of the scuffs. As the children get older they can help by polishing their own shoes weekly.
- Packing their lunches: Donâ€™t spend your evenings making their sandwiches. Make the weekâ€™s sandwiches on a weekendÂ and freeze in bulk. They will be completely defrosted come lunch time.
- Blitz nits: We couldÂ all face the dreaded day your child will come home with nits and the time they take up dealing with them. Your local chemist hasÂ solutions for you. However, if this is too much, visit The Hair Force in various locations around the UK. With their â€śLice Assassins,â€ť you child will be nit free in two easy sessions over a fourteen day period.
- Dressing: For an easy morning, buy your child clothes with elasticated waistbands. These are easy to slip over their heads without struggle.
In winter, buy boots as they are easy to slip on and off.
And when the kids get home from schoolÂ get into a routine where they put their clothes away in one place rather than casting them offÂ in different locations around the house.
- Putting their coats on: Always in a rush to get out of the door? Ponchos and cagoules are quick and easy to slip over their heads without dealing with zips and arms.
How do you save time on the school run?Â Let us know your favourite tipsÂ in the comments section below.