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How To Stay Organized ALL School Year Long!

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Back to school season is here! Here are our top tips and tricks to stay organized all school year long. These back to school timesavers will get your kids ready for school in no time. Stay on top of your game week after week. From planners and calendars to snack and lunchtime hacks to save you time and money, we’ve got you covered!

Keep a Planner
A planner is the best way to stay organized! Easily jot down whatever comes to mind for your grocery list, school events and homework reminders. I make sure to keep mine open to that days page and glance at it throughout the day. 



Plan clothes for the Whole Week on Sunday. 
My kids and I sit down Sunday night and plan all their outfits for the week. My kids are super picky about what they wear so I make sure to involve them and get their opinions. We plan everything to the last detail, from hair bows and necklaces for my daughter and socks and shoes for my son. This avoids any last minute fights over outfits in the morning. 

Plan Breakfast & Lunch the Night Before.
Ask your kid! I make sure to make a list of everything I bought from the grocery store that Sunday. That way, I can sit with the kiddos the night before school and ask what they’d like for breakfast and lunch the next day and write it down. This is essential! It is so easy to forget what they’d like in my morning haze and if I give them the option in the morning, they will change their minds 100 times! 



Plan a Grab & Go Breakfast/Lunch
For the days you just can’t. Some days you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed and no amount of planning can help. Plan ahead for those kind of days by having your fridge and freezer stocked with easy, pre-packaged options for breakfast, lunch & snacks, like Uncrustables and Lunchables. Or, even better, make your own!

Pack Snacks in Containers
Pack your snack bags in advance and keep plenty handy in your pantry or fridge. I buy large quantities of my kids favorite snacks such as pretzels, rice cakes and fruits and package them in small containers myself so I can just grab & go!

Have a Place for Everything
And let your kids put things in their place! If you have drop off point for your kids backpacks, lunch boxes and such, there will be no last minute “where’s your backpack/shoes/karate uniform” when you’re running out the door. 



Small Loads of Laundry Every Day
It is essential to keeping organized in our household. I’d rather do one small load a day than face a huge pile of laundry once or twice a week! 



Make a Checklist
Have a post-it right next to your front door with a list of everything you don’t want to forget! 

Get your Kids Involved!
The best way to make your mornings easier is to have the kids help out. Clothes belong in the hamper, dishes in the sink and shoes in their cubbies.

Buy a Large Wall Calendar & Use it!
Preferably hang it somewhere you will see when you’re walking out the door and check it every day before heading to school. 


Make a Morning Routine Bucket.
Fill them with all the things you need in the morning, such as hair brushing supplies.  

Have a Binder for Each Kid 
Keep a binder or a folder for each kid with all of their important paperwork for their class, homework and projects.

Get your kids a clock!
Both of my kids have digital clocks in their rooms so they know exactly when to wake up for the day. 


Use Target Restock
Perfect for when you run out of snacks mid-week or are low on time! Target Restock delivers household and grocery items NEXT DAY! Check out our Target Restock post here.

13 Hacks to Stay Organized All School Year Long
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Everything You Need To Know About Target Restock

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You may have heard talk of Target’s new program, Target Restock, in the last year. In a bid to compete with Amazon’s Prime Pantry, Target has dipped their toes into the grocery delivery market and launched a next-day delivery service of household essentials designed to attract those searching for the convenience factor. Target has been testing this next-day delivery program in many major cities for the last year. They’ve recently released a major update to the program which launches it nationwide- Target Restock is now available to more than 75% of American households. Looking for a Target Restock review? Read on for answers to some frequently asked questions and my personal experience with Target Restock!

  • What is Target Restock? How does Target Restock work?
    Target Restock is a program which offers shoppers the ability to quickly restock daily essentials, with over 15,000 items to choose from. Need toilet paper quick? Order Monday-Friday before 7:00 PM and your items will be delivered the very next day. Fill a box with up to 45 lbs of goodies that you need- or not! No minimum to ship your box.  Nifty tool tells you what percent of the box each item will take up and what percentage you have left to fill. 

  • What makes you Target Restock eligible?
    Where you live! Target Restock is currently available in certain areas. Check to see if your zip code qualifies here!

  • What kind of things are available on Target Restock?
    Over 15,000 items to choose from! Running low on school snacks? Target Restock surely has your kids favorites!  Even beverages like bottled water, coffee and tea. Household essentials like paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent and so much more!  

  • Is there a Target Restock coupon?
    Yes! Target usually offers a discount on their Target Restock homepage. If you have a Target REDcard, you get the additional 5% off too!

  • How much does Target Restock cost?
    If you have a Target REDcard, shipping is completely free and you get an additional 5% discount. Otherwise, shipping is a flat fee of $2.99.

  • How fast is Target Restock?
    Order before 7 PM Monday through Friday and get your box the next day! 

  • How big is the Target Restock box?
    The Target Restock box holds 45 lbs, or the equivalent of a shopping cart. Perfect enough to hold all of your much needed essentials. 

  • What is REDcard?
    REDcard is Target’s debit or credit card. The debit card links directly to your bank account and works like a check. Target REDcard holders get 5% off all purchases every day, early access to special promotions, free 2-day and Restock shipping and an extended return period. Get more information here.

  • So how was your Target Restock experience?
    Great! I ordered my items before the 7:00 PM cut-off and received them mid-day the next day. I ordered hand soap, pancake mix, all purpose cleaner, Claritin, pizza crusts, chips, cereal bars and coffee. At the time, they had a Target Restock coupon of $10 off on the Restock Homepage.

Target is definitely stepping up its game! With great services like Target Drive Up, Target Restock and their new 2-day shipping feature, it is getting easier and easier to shop Target. The everyday 5% discount, the frequently updated clothing lines and partnerships with celebrities like Chrissy Teigen and Joanna Gaines will keep many loyal customers coming back again and again.