Katie (@gonzo_grown) is on the blog today to tell us how she gets everyone back on track for school!
I’m definitely not what you would consider a Pinterest mom, however, I am a mom of 4 busy body kids from ages 3 to 14, so I thoroughly enjoy the word “easy”. With the kids heading back to school this week, not only is it time for me to organize their school bags and uniforms, but it’s time to organize the fridge, snacks and cupboards to make things more easily accessible for the them when they’re on the go, in between sports and school.
I headed to Old Time Pottery to get everything we needed to kick this back to school organizing into high gear. They have absolutely everything you can imagine from bins, baskets, canisters, Tupperware, and pantry and fridge trays to fulfill all of your wildest organizing desires. We also snagged a few extra things including some of their end of summer super sale items I just couldn’t pass up, new back to school lunch boxes, cereal bowls with straws, and a cereal dispenser to make everyone’s mornings a tad smoother.
I have found that with multiple kids of all different ages, different schedules, different sports and different schools, the more organized and readily available you give them to better snacks, drinks and food, the more likely your kids will pick the healthier options… and that sense of independence goes a long way at any age.
I used a total of 2 narrow fridge/freezer bins, 3 medium fridge/freezer bins, 3 large fridge/freezer bins, and 1 egg bin in my fridge. I also grabbed a few extra bins for my pantry but my main focus was to organize the fridge for those healthier grab and go options for after school snacks. At Old Time Pottery the bins varied from $7.99, $9.99 to $12.99, which were a lot more affordable than I’ve found at other home stores.
There have been so many times that food goes to waste because it’s not seen, pushed to the back or takes too much effort to unwrap. Organizing like items, groups and sizes makes it simpler to go through and use those food items that are likely to expire or rot.
This was my first adventure into Old Time Pottery, but it definitely won’t be the last. The options for every occasion, season and corner in your house is endless!