How to Organize Your Kitchen for Back-to-School Success! by Christine Jones

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How to Organize Your Kitchen for Back-to-School Success!

It’s hard to believe that in a few weeks, the kids will be back in school and the craziness will begin. We'll be battling hectic mornings, homework and after-school activity craziness! But, if you organize your kitchen ahead of time, packing lunches and serving after-school snacks will be a cinch!  Take a plastic bin that can fit in your fridge. Fill it with:

  • apple slices
  • cheese sticks
  • yogurts
  • hummus cups
  • mini carrot packs
  • pudding cups 

 Take a separate bin that fits on a shelf in your pantry and fill it with dry snacks. Foods like:

  • Skinny Pop popcorn, chips and Goldfish bags
  • granola bars
  • applesauce and fruit cups
  • nuts 
  • sunflower seeds

Now you, or they, can easily grab items to fill their lunch boxes or to use as after-school snacks.  A money-saving tip is to buy big boxes of snacks at Costco or Target and then put individual portions in small ziplocks.  

Honla Perforated Plastic Storage Baskets/Bins
Honla Perforated Plastic Storage Baskets/Bins $12
These baskets come in three lively bright and vibrant colors, are stackable and nesting so if not in use they won't take up much space. Set of 3.
Collapsible Fabric Storage and Display Baskets
Collapsible Fabric Storage and Display Baskets $16
Removable square bottom and collapsible sides make them easy to move, pack, wash and store. Set of 6.

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