• "Use scrunched up newspaper to help dry out rain-sodden school shoes."
  • "Buy two lunch boxes per child so you can make lunches, even if the washing up hasn't been done."
  • "Throw out the name labels and invest in a Sharpie - they're quicker and easier!"
  • "Personalise coat hooks to keep outwear organised."
  • "Create a playlist of your little ones' favourite songs to motivate them in the morning."
  • "Keep all hair supplies together in a craft box then store in a dedicated place."
  • "Stop apples from browning by cutting them up then wrapping whole in an elastic band."
  • "Colour code your little ones' activities in your planner so you know who needs to go where."
  • "Allow your kids to wear new shoes with thick socks around the house to help break them in."
  • "Set an alarm clock a couple of days before the first day to get into routine."
  • "Apply a clear coat of nail polish over uniform buttons to stop them falling off."
  • "Cook double, even triple what you would. Leftovers will never go to waste."
  • "Don't buy more than one type of school sock. That way you'll always have matching pairs."
  • "Keep a stash of cereal bars and juice cartons in the glovebox for really ghastly mornings - even if the kids have eaten, you might not have done."
  • "Keep spare raincoats in the car for those expected weather turns."
  • "Use aprons to eradicate breakfast-on-uniform traumas."
  • "Keep breakfast items in low cupboards so little ones can help themselves/set the table."
  • "Get yourself dressed first so you can focus fully on getting the kids ready."
  • "Put clocks forward ten minutes. It'll help speed up your little ones without you rushing like a looney."
  • "Lay out everyone's clothes the night before, including your own."

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