I know I’m right when I say one of the most difficult times of the day for any Mum is the early morning school run. There are kids running around refusing to get ready and uneaten breakfasts to tidy up, not to mention the last minute ‘Mum, I’ve got homework due today’ dash. Even if you’re Super Mum, it’s not an easy feat.
With that in mind, here are 6 tips I’ve picked up over the years for a smooth early morning school run:
Stick To The Same Routine Every Day
Although this may seem obvious, sticking to the same routine every single day will help both you and your kids. You’ll easily be able to follow a regular routine and your children will get used to what they have to do and when. Whilst it may not go to plan every single day, it will get everyone used to how mornings should run.
Organise School Uniform For The Whole Week At The Weekend
Depending on how many children you have, you may have an unbearable amount of school uniform to organise. Rather than waiting until they need a clean shirt or pair of trousers, try preparing a week’s worth of uniform at the weekend – hanging it in their wardrobes so they can get wear it when they need to. For more information on both school uniforms and custom school uniform, you can visit this site here.
Pack Lunches The Night Before
If you have the time, packing everyone’s school lunches the night before will help free up some time in the morning. You may find that with everything else you have to do in the mornings, packing several school lunches as well is just too much. Believe me, you’ll be thanking yourself when they’re already done!
Get Up Before The Kids Do
Waking up before you kids do will give you the chance to get a couple of things done around the house before the mad rush. Whether it’s 10-15 minutes of cleaning, organising everyone’s school bags or putting dinner in the slow cooker – you’ll be glad you had that little bit of extra time.
Leave The House 10 Minutes Earlier Than You Should
If you know the roads around the school is going to be busy, try leaving 10 minutes earlier than you normally would. This will give you plenty of time for any unexpected stops or traffic jams, ensuring your kids get to school on time each and every day. If you want to be super organised, set up traffic alerts on your phone.
Park A Short Walk Away From School
Often the car parks and roads surrounding a school will be incredibly busy as everyone is dropping their kids off. Try scouting around to find a car parking space in a nearby street. This means you’ll still be close to the school, but you’ll save time and won’t have to deal with the stress of having to find a car parking space every morning.