Back To School Survival Guide Tips and $25 Arch Card Giveaway

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51 Responses

  1. maria cantu says:

    Have clothes ready the night before to make getting dressed in the mornings so much faster.

  2. Virginia Rowell says:

    Have your lunch and dinner menu planned for the week and cook ahead if possible.

  3. Julie Wood says:

    During the first week, let them eat what they want as long as it will keep them filled up until lunch. Agree on the menu in advance. Soups, leftover meats, mac and cheese are all fine. This makes is so much easier!

  4. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Mine is to make lunches the night before to save time.

  5. livivua says:

    start school shopping early and through the year

  6. JLin says:

    plan and shop everything ahead

  7. Maggie C says:

    My tip is to start the early wake-ups about a week before to get the kids used to waking up early again.

  8. To save money for Back To school Items and Clothes, we shop the Tax-Free Weekend each year.

  9. Cathy French says:

    Have your kids make a back to school list then go over it with them and discuss what is really necessary and allow them to also get a few fun things as well.

  10. kelly D says:

    My best Back To School Survival Tip is to keep an area of your house designated for school work and supplies so that nothing gets overlooked.

  11. Thomas Murphy says:

    Make lunches and lay out outfits the night before to save time on busy school morning.

  12. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    My BTS tip would be to get everything together the night before so that mornings can run smoothly!

  13. steven weber says:

    pack lunches the night before.

  14. Sherry S. says:

    Get clothes and lunch ready the night before.

  15. Heather B says:

    Keeping a cleared area for school work and sticking to a schedule is a big help for us!

  16. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Layout out clothes and getting backpacks ready the night before really helps things run more smoothly in the morning.

  17. Anastasia Falling says:

    Get started early. A few weeks before school starts, get into the rhythm of getting up early, getting dressed. Even making lunches, if that’s what you do. 🙂 When school starts, you’ve already got the morning process down! 🙂

  18. Penni says:

    Stick to a regular daily routine, whenever possible – like going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day!

  19. shelly peterson says:

    Prepare as much the night before as possible. I also get my kids back on a school schedule 2 weeks before school starts so they get used to going to bed and getting up early.

  20. Cheryl Rogers says:

    We get everything ready the night before, there is no substitute for that!

  21. Tabathia B says:

    I usually have a weekday breakfast menu that makes mornings a little easier

  22. Teresa Thompson says:

    Prepare everything the night before. Makes for smoother mornings.

  23. Buy school supplies in bulk. That way you dont have to run to store for supplies in the middle of a snow storm.

  24. Lisa says:

    We start to adjust to waking up earlier a few weeks before school starts so the adjustment isn’t as rough

  25. Jenny Q. says:

    My best tip is to voluteer in your child’s classroom. It is a great way to not only help out, but to get involved in your child’s education.

  26. David says:

    My wife would argue that the kids going back to school means she survived the summer break!! We survive the back to school shopping experience by buying far in advance. The key is to buy soon enough that the stuff is priced well, but early enough that the stuff is available.

  27. Melissa M says:

    Get everything ready the night before.

  28. Cindy Brooks says:

    I use a giant wall calendar to keep all our family and school activities on track. Each person has an assigned color for writing on the calendar.

  29. Melinda Stephens says:

    My son isn’t in school, but the school year still affects us. My number one tip is to avoid going shopping right after school lets out. Also, drive slow when kids are heading too or from school. Stay safe!

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