Prep the night before
Half the morning battle is locating the schoolbooks, bags, shoes and uniforms your kids need each morning.
Make this process much easier by prepping the night before.
When your kids get home, make sure they put all their bits in the right place straightaway. Shoes on the rack, books in the bag, bags on the hook – if everything has a place, and everything is in its place, you’ll avoid the ‘I can’t find it!’ in the morning.
While you can’t avoid every headache (asking for their food tech ingredients five minutes before you need to leave), you can give yourself a fighting chance.
Utilising your evening wisely can also make sure that not only are the kids prepared for the day ahead, but so are you.
Hannah from the family blog Han Plans says: “Consider getting the breakfast things out on the kitchen table the night before, including cutlery, plates, and even cereal. In my grandma’s house, she’d set the table with breakfast so that in the morning it was all ready to go.”
Like Claire, from the lifestyle blog Life, Love and Dirty Dishes, tells us, you can also prep lunches, pack school bags and lay out the uniform the night before, so you and the kids are raring to go the minute you wake up in the morning.