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Janet W. says
A back to school tip is to lay out your clothes by day for the entire week and then you won’t waste time each morning picking out an outfit!
Kelly D says
My tip is to wait until the supply lists come home to go shopping.
Heather S says
Get email updates from your favorite stores to see who is having the best sales
Buy multiple of white polos or turtlenecks when they are on sale as they are the ones that are reached for most often (at least in my experience).
Have an extra notebook and pencils and pens in holding.
debby lee says
color coordinate your closet
Ann Fantom says
My back to school shopping tip is to make a list of everything we need and set a dollar limit before beginning to shopping. Then stick to it.
Kim Avery says
A few weeks before school starts get them back on school schedule with bedtimes and waking up earlier.
monique s says
Make lots of lists for the items you need for back to school so you don’t forget anything.
Take advantage of your state’s tax free weekend to buy back to school supplies.
Will G says
Shop the sales.
I try to go to the stores very early for back to school shopping to try to avoid large crowds.
shelly peterson says
Prepare as much as you can the night before.
make list and look for deals!
Darlene Owen says
My back to school tip is try to be well prepared the first day of school so you don’t have to panic trying to buy all the supplies the next day.
Dan Denman says
Take advantage of the tax free weekend and all of the back to school bargains.
Lisa Williams says
Don’t wait until the last minute,have all the back to school shopping done,registering done,and get back on the sleep schedule so they don’t go to school sleepy.
Go to tax free weekend and always get school supplies early
Tami Vollenweider says
I always had my son ‘s clothes laid out the night before,because I was going to work at that time and my husband put him on the bus!!
Prepare everything the previous weekend or the night before. Never wait till morning!
My tip for back to school is to set aside a certain time each day to do homework.
Molli Taylor says
my back to school tip is to not underestimate the power of making things easier on yourself. a less stressed mama is more available for her kids.
Lynne B says
My BTS tip was to watch for all the sales before school started. I remember being impatient for the schools to send out their supply lists. I always prepped everything the night before because mornings are just too crazy. Actually, I’m just not a morning person.
Betsy Barnes says
My back to school tip, begin getting your child into a sleep routine about 2 weeks before school starts.
Stephanie Liske says
Be as prepared as you can. You’ll figure the rest out as you go. 🙂
Patricia E says
Establish a routine.
Back to school tip–ease into waking up early the few weeks leading up to the first day
Ashley Chassereau Parks says
We homeschool, so my best tip is to try to make learning fun!
Stock up during the sales.
Gina Ferrell says
Get into a good routine a week or two before school starts.
NICOLE S MARTIN says
Make sure the kids get plenty of sleep!
Preparation, especially the night before, helps a lot. Glad my kids are out of school.
Beth Minyard says
Start early and make sure you enjoy the last few weeks of Summer!
Thomas Gibson says
Make a quick introduction to the bus driver.
My back to school tip is to shop at second hand stores for your clothes and supplies 🙂 You’ll often find brand new items at good prices, so check them out first 🙂
starchelle haynes says
My tip is to eat a good breakfast to start your day right
I shop for supplies ahead of time and stock up during the year for donations to teachers
Dan Dykstra says
Make sure you start a back to school sleeping schedule so the children are rested and ready to get up for school.
My tip is to pack lunches the night before. The less than needs to be done in the morning, the easier the day will start.
Get a nicely padded backpack and make sure to use both straps to avoid strain.
Cynthia C says
Get in the habit of preparing everything the night before so mornings go smoothly.
Barbara Montag says
The kids are now all out of school.
What we did was the night before lay out the clothes for the next day,.
That was a big help.
Start BTS shopping early and make lists!
Christina O says
Pick out clothes the night before.
Sandra Preti says
get organized ahead of time!
stacey mccrary says
Start it over the summer and don’t wait till the last minute
Laura DeLaRosa says
Shop for school supplies on tax free weekends.
My tip is to make a weekly shopping plan for lunches.
bill norris says
A back to school tip is to ask your kids teacher what supplies they still need and see what you can help them with.
Ken Ohl says
Get prepared the night before for school it helps a lot no morning panic this way
Kristen Joiner says
Just be prepared and eat a good healthy breakfast before the first day. It will help keep the nerves away. 🙂
Angela heerde says
my tip-plan meals weekly
Tracie Cooper says
Post a calendar with a weekly plan of menus and important dates!
Amy W. says
My best tip would be to have everything ready for school the night before.
Color coordinate folders/notebooks by class
Ashley c says
We pick out clothes for the week and place them on hangers at the front of the closet. We put everything you would need (including socks) attached to that days hanger. It makes mornings easier
Sarah L says
Start kids bedtime 2 weeks before school starts.
Robin Abrams says
Be sure to get everything they need and be prepared
Melissa Storms says
It is so easy to be off schedule during the summer months but very hard to get back in the groove. I try to get my son and myself back into the very early mornings at least 2 weeks before the school year begins. It helps a lot, back to school can be stressful enough without starting out tired every morning.
bernie wallace says
My back to school tip is to pack bookbags and make lunches the night before so the mornings are not rushed.
Paula Pennachio says
My tip would be start a week ahead and put the kids to bed on a bedtime so that their used to going to bed and getting up early
Anne Perry says
A back to school tip is to listen to your children.
Dana Rodriguez says
A schedule is a must.
Have them pick out their outfit for the next day the night before! It saves SO much time.
Vicki Wurgler says
the school list comes out early and I look for sales
My tip is to shop for back to school basics all year to stock and save up.
Shop the sales.
My tip is the get back to routine two weeks early.
No video games at night and have a healthy sleep routine.
Tiffany S says
My back to school tip is to try and keep everything organized.
Debbie Campbell says
Ease into getting up early and going to bed earlier.
Julie Lundstrom says
My favorite was always the science museum.
Mood Reader says
Organize. And stay hydrated! LOL
Sadie B. says
We try to have lunches prepared the night before and have the kids ready a few minutes early for a first day of school picture.
Darlene Carbajal says
Ahhh, I don’t have any tips.
Elizabeth Miller says
My biggest back to school tip is start the bedtime and wake up regimine at least 2 weeks prior to school starting.
Cindy Merrill says
Always stash a few Diet meal bars in your kids’ backpacks- then if a friend of theirs is denied lunch at school due to parents neglect to pay, your kid can give their friend something nutritious to tide them over.
Jessi Housel says
I’m no expert but my two elementary school age kids love routine. We lay out clothes for the week on Sunday night, pack lunches the night before and have a set routine in the morning so it’s easy no hassle out the door on time.
I always had my kids pack their backpacks the night before with their books and homework. No running around in the morning!
Make sure they get back on their school bedtime schedule and shop all the sales you can find.
Pauline Milner says
A week before the kids go back to school (a little late for this tip this year), set a bedtime routine that works for your kids and follow it. Your children will sleep better and bedtime will be a routine they can count on. Once the bedtime routine becomes a habit, putting your kids to bed will be a breeze. For example, have a snack, brush teeth, pick out a stuffy to sleep with and a story to read.
Lauren Becker says
Adjust bedtimes before school starts, so it’s not a huge change.
Jennifer Rote says
Have outfits planned the night before.
Antoinette M says
Start with earlier bedtimes a week or so before the first day of school.
find the back to school list provided by your particular school
aaron r says
Start a study schedule maybe to help with the math and science which was always a hard thing for me.
Rebecca Orr says
My best tip is to get a good nights sleep and have a healthy breakfast for the kids in the morning if you do breakfast at home.
Holly Thomas says
Make sure homework gets done straight after school – otherwise they get too tired and don’t get it done or is an even bigger fight to try to get them to do it. Make them get it done and out of the way first thing then they have rest of night free for other things.
Heather Kaufman says
Get your kids on a good sleep schedule.
Debbie P says
A couple of weeks before school starts start having them go to bed early and get up early.
Laurie Nykaza says
I have the kids help make lunches the night before saves time.
Cheryl Billings says
My tip is to begin the back to school routine early, this includes bedtime early, early wake-up.
Cheryl Everitt says
Try to stay organized.
Laura Rubenstein says
Back to school tip… COUPONS! try to save as much as you can!
Susan Smith says
My tip is to pack backpacks and school lunches the night before to save time in the morning.
Dawn Jozwiak says
For the first week have them get everything ready the night before.
Christina Gould says
My back-to-school tip is to buy generic birthday gifts ahead of all the birthday parties throughout the year that your child is invited to. Thanks for the giveaway!
Shirley Emitt says
My back to school tip is do all you can every night before school, lunches, notes, money and etc.
Jeanna Massman says
Make sure that you send a water bottle so that your child stays hydrated.
Lauren U says
Start setting the alarm a week before school starts, so the kids are used to getting up early.
Lisa Canada says
If I find school supplies cheap I stock up because my teen always needs extra throughout the year.
Tara Liebing says
I stock up on school supplies while they are on sale. Also I try to wait until Labor Day weekend to buy school clothes because stores usually have good sales.
Lisa Ellison says
get things ready the night before
Jennifer R says
A back to school tip is to start back with a better sleeping/wifi off / schedule for kids a few weeks before school starts and make them continue with reasonable schedules on weekends during school year.
Megan Parsons says
By extra supplies for the kids to use throughout the year
Jan Lee says
I don’t have kids so I don’t have any back to school tips. I can’t think of any at the moment.
Cheryl Chervitz says
I always had my kids put there outfit for the next day out the night before. And have all of their school homework in one place.
Anna Memphis says
Just buy the darn textbook as soon as possible, then wait to open the shrinkwrap until the first day of class. Better to have it and then return it for a full refund then to be waiting 2-3 weeks for a backorder.
I stock up during sales for the whole year.
ms. dani says
pack lunch the night before!
Katie Hanson says
MAKING SURE THEY HAVE SNACKS IN THEIR BACKPACKS. HUNGRY KIDS DON’T LEARN WELL!
Buy extra school supplies when they’re on sale, so when the kids need more throughout the year you don’t have to pay full price.
Daniel M says
get everything ready the night before
richelle bowers says
make it easier on yourself by sticking to bedtime 1 week before school starts to get them in the habit
Cassandra D says
Get everything prepared as much as possible ahead of time.
Hesper Fry says
I lay out my kids schoolbags and clothing the night before to help it go smoother in the morning.
Judy Gregory says
Don;t buy a bunch of clothes before the kids go back. Wait until you see what the other are wearing.
wen budro says
I try to ease them back into their school schedules. I also make treats and surprises for the first day of school.
Angela Nichols says
Stock up on copy paper throughout the year so when the teacher asks for it at the beginning of the year, you already have it.
Amber Kolb says
Get everything ready for the next day, including lunches and clothes. It really helps for busy mornings!
Kathy Cozzarelli says
Make lunch the night before.
Elaine Lund says
A back to school tip is to get everything ready the night before, as much as possible, to save time in the morning.
My tip is to have backpacks ready to go by the door the night before.
Seyma Bennett Shabbir says
My tip is to get your clothes, lunch ready the night before. It makes planning and decision making easier!
Jerry Marquardt says
Get up early enough to be able to get to school on time. Life is about being on time, and it helps to learn this in school.
Stacey A Smith says
make them eat something before school.
Stick to a schedule and try and prepare as much as possible, the night before.
Mayor Sonni (@Readeropolis) says
My back to school shopping tip is to make a list of everything you need and use it when sale shopping. Saves time and money.