Parents are bracing for the end of January, the time when school holidays end, kids go back to school, and the chaos of morning routine resumes.
It’s a familiar (and stressful) scene for many families.
But one mum has taken things into her own hands with a clever Kmart hack designed to streamline getting ready in the morning, making it a stress-free process.
Ballina mum Jessica-Louise Groves created her own school bag station to organise her five children. Each child has a dedicated place for their school bag, along with shelf space and pull-out boxes to store shoes, library books, hats, coats and notes.
“Being organised and having routine is very important in our household,” Jessica-Louise told Better Homes and Gardens.
Jessica-Louise’s best tip for organising kids in the morning? Prepare everything a day ahead.
“I get the kids clothes/uniforms ready and laid out the night before, have dance/swimming/soccer bags packed and ready, I pack lunches and fill drink bottles the night before, I write a “to do” list for the following day and in the morning set out fresh pyjamas (and nappies for the little ones) ready for after their baths that night,” she said.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.