The start of the school year is an exciting time for both kids and parents. With so much going on, it can be easy to get disorganized as schedules rapidly pick up. Luckily, Kitchen Wise’s storage solutions make it easy to stay organized. Equip your kitchen for the task of preparing daily school lunches by following our tips for back to school. 

Keep lunch supplies together

Group lunch supplies such as bread, peanut butter, jelly, and other condiments close to one another in your pantry to make making sandwiches easier. We recommend grouping refrigerated lunch supplies together in your fridge as well. Keep lunch meat close to condiments such as mayonnaise and mustard. Store refrigerated snacks for lunches, such as yogurt, on one shelf.

Incorporate variety

Eating the same thing everyday can get old pretty quickly. Buy a variety of chips, veggies, fruits and other snacks to make lunch fun! Purchase in bulk from wholesalers to keep your home stocked with plenty of options and to save money. 

Pack lunches the night before

If you find that mornings are hectic in your household, one easy way to minimize stress is to make lunches the night before. Reducing the number of things that have to get done in the morning before school can ease the rush associated with getting up and out the door.

Get kids involved

Encourage children to help prepare their lunch. By getting involved in this chore, they will learn how to feed themselves and make healthy dietary choices. Consider using this lunch guide from Harvard to help teach about nutrition! Once kids are in middle school, they can pack lunches on their own.

Organize your pantry before the school year begins

Before stocking up on lunch supplies for the school year, organize and declutter your pantry. Toss out expired food items and donate goods that have gone unused. Make room for places to store snacks and lunch items so that they are easily in reach. Kitchen Wise’s cabinet pullout is perfect for storing snacks such as dry cereal, chips, and granola bars in one convenient spot. 

Looking for more great ways to organize your kitchen and pantry? Kitchen Wise is here to help! We offer the largest selection of cabinet and pantry organizer products on the market; complete with free design consultations, quick turnaround, and professional installation. Call 855-210-5889 for your free estimate or click here to book your free consultation.