Well, school starts here on Monday (wahhhhhh). This year, BOTH boys will be in school from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Yeah...mama's not handling that well. For the past almost decade, my life has been all about being a stay-at-home mom and having a little one here for me to take care of. It's going to be eerily quiet on Monday once the boys are off to school. I don't like change. And I'm not handling this very well. Especially the part about my baby (BABY!) starting Kindergarten. Where did the time go?!! *sniff
Anyway, I decided that today (Saturday) would be a great day to try and get some things around the house organized for the upcoming whirlwind that is known as.....School.
First on the list, washing all the new school clothes! I've got that going right now.
Secondly, I cleaned out my fridge and made a "snack caddy" for the boys. I found this idea on Pinterest and knew I had to do this! (btw, if you haven't joined Pinterest yet, DO IT!)
I made some little snack baggies of fruit and other snacks and put them in the shower caddy I found in the Target $1 section. I also put snacks that were already in the fridge into the caddy. This way, when it's time to pack a lunchbox, I can just grab and go! Also, when the boys get home from school, they will no doubt immediately want a snack...so, instead of having to fix something, I can just tell them to go pick something out of the snack caddy! :)
Some of the things I included are:
Strawberry banana applesauce
Bags of grapes
Bags of pretzel sticks
Bags of Cheez-it snack mix
Ritz cracker snack mix
Chocolate Chex mix snack bars
Peanut butter crackers
Rice Crispie treats
Applesauce squeeze pouches
Sooo simple, yet such a time saver! I will change out snacks and add new stuff in every now and then just to give a variety. As you can see, there is plenty variety for right now, even for picky eaters. ;) I put the caddy on the bottom shelf of the fridge, so it is easily accessible for the kiddos.
So...there's my attempt at being organized in the snack department. :) Now, back to washing school clothes!