Weekly Tips for Planning for Back to School
I don’t know about you, but Back to School always ends up being a lot to organise. With my eldest in secondary school and the youngest about to start secondary, there’s a lot to get between books, bags, lunchboxes, shoes and uniforms. Then you’re worrying about them growing after you’ve bought stuff as well!
We have created an 8-week plan with plenty of tips to help parents get ready. Download the free printable version, complete with space for lists and reminders.
Week 1: Catch Those Early Birds!
Get your books and uniform organised to avail of any early bird discounts now. Check what crested bits your school requires and then you can shop around for non specific items.
Week 2: School Bags
Buy it when your child is there to avoid “I don’t like that one” and to make sure the size works for their height.
Check out our pick of the best school bags for kids.
Week 3: Stationery
Start buying your stationery bits, make sure any pencil case you buy is going to be big enough to hold all their bits and pieces.
Week 4: Lunchbox
We have a list of the best lunchboxes recommended by parents. Make sure your child can open their new lunchbox easily, give it a trial run with them.