Don’t Miss These 10 Back to School Hacks

It’s Back to School time and we have 10 great back to school hacks to simplify and organise the family chaos, in association with Marks & Spencer Ireland.

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#1. Easy Shoe Tip

Put a sticker that is cut in half in your young child’s shoes. This way they can put their shoes on the correct foot by themselves.


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Endorsed by the UK College of Podiatrists, Insolia Flex® makes walking in flats more comfortable by insuring your child’s foot is correctly placed within their shoes, and improving the natural rotational movement of the ball of the foot. 

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#2. Non Drip Ice Pack

A frozen, saturated sponge in a ziploc bag makes an ice pack that won’t drip all over when it melts


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#3. Handy Toothbrush Storage

Keep toothbrushes downstairs in the kitchen in a drawer with an organiser so they are handy and don’t cause delays


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Related articles: 10 Simple Tips for Making School Mornings Easier and Lunch Box Ideas

#4. Storing Hair Elastics

Keep hair elastics organised on a carabiner Pinterest


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You may also like 21 Top tips for making back to school night super easy and 10 Simple School Morning Hacks Guaranteed to Make Life Easier

#5. Preventing Head Lice

Spray hair before you leave the house to help prevent head lice


You may also like Tips from Parents on Getting Rid Of Head Lice & Tips for Preventing Head Lice

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