It’s that time of year again – when you suddenly realise there are only a few weeks left of the school year (say what?!), and you really should be thinking ahead to the new one by now.
I’ve made no secret of the fact I’m not an organised person; I’m much more of a ‘deal-with-each-day-as-it-comes’ kinda girl. However, I’ve learned that – when it comes to school stuff – it’s much easier to sort it out sooner rather than later because all the people who ARE organised will get in there first.
Trying to source an elusive pair of socks the night before school starts is not fun. Trust me.
The other thing I’ve learned after six years is that labelling is no joke. Seriously, when those teachers go on and on about labelling every single item, you need to listen. Because you can almost guarantee that the one item you don’t slap a sticker on will be the item that mysteriously disappears just days into the new school term.
Like the time I bought Big Sis a brand-new monogrammed school cardigan, and one week later she and a classmate accidentally wore each other’s home. We returned her friend’s one the very next day, but Big Sis’s never found its way back to us. Of course, I hadn’t gotten around to labelling it, so I’ve resigned myself to the fact I just bought a brand-new – rather pricey – cardigan for someone else’s kid. Sigh.
Water bottles also regularly disappear into the same abyss where bobby pins and single socks like to hide. Because by some strange retail enigma, 80 percent of kids will end up with the exact same water bottle that you’ve just bought for yours. It’s just one of those things.
I’ve found the easiest (and coolest) way to keep track of school supplies is with personalised stick-on labels. You simply peel them off and stick them on the bottle, bag or book and you’re good to go. No more mix-ups, and if a lunchbox or a piece of clothing does accidentally get left behind, it will quickly make its way back to its rightful owner.
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