Let’s start by doing a 10 minute purge of our fridge or most used cupboard. This is not cleaning just clearing out what is old or will not be eaten. Add items to your list that you need to replenish.
Choose 3 go-to meals for next week that you know your family loves. Make sure all the ingredients necessary are there and if not add them to the list.
Now let’s consider school lunches and snacks. Just the basics, you can get more inventive after the first week. Right now, the new schedule structure will be enough to deal with.
Ensuring there will be no need for late night shopping trips for a missed ingredient is plenty fine for now.
As you are making your list, take a quick trip to the bathroom and see what daily supplies are running low – floss, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, conditioner etc.
Armed with your list I suggest going online and ordering what you need. This way it’s one less errand to run. Also, it does save money in the long run, even if there is a delivery fee because in my experience you stick to your list without being swayed by specials, your cravings or your kids asking for stuff.
Now my friends, you are ready for Back to School. You have a handle on what you have, what you need, a list to follow and a plan. Brilliant!