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Can you believe that we are now head first in Back to School! Holy cow this summer feels like it has flown by and now it is time for school! In our area school doesn’t start until the first week of September but I am seeing a ton of 1st day of school pics on Facebook so I figured it was the perfect time to talk about Back to School tips, tricks, and ideas!
This time of year is the perfect time to get a plan for life, including setting up a family calendar, updating contacts, organizing supplies and wrapping your arms around everything. I don’t know about you but for some reason, Fall and Back to School for me is when I want to get my life super organized and in order. I feel like the start of the school year is a perfect time make a plan and get ourselves organized.
Life organization ideas
-Set up a family calendar in a central location that everyone can see, access, and understand. We use Outlook calendar that syncs to our phones and color code updates based on who is involved. We can easily update the calendar on the go from our phones and see who needs to be where anything that has to be done that day and so on. We even include calendar updates for calls that need to be made, things that need to be picked up, and other life updates.
-Create a cleaning schedule for the month. What is going to be done when? Make sure everyone knows their jobs and what days they are responsible for.
-Menu plan for at least the first few weeks of school to help make life a little easier. If you love menu planning keep it up and see how long you can keep it going. This will also help with grocery shopping.
-Schedule down time! Make sure you have time in your schedule to breathe and just be together.
Supplies to grab on your next CVS Shopping trip!
Remember that you can use the CVS Pharmacy app and Curbside Pickup to make it quick and easy to get everything you need. I love using the CVS Pharmacy App to get everything I need organized and ready. I go through my order and then wait a few minutes to make sure I don’t forget anything. Once my order is complete I just wait for the Curbside Pickup alert to head to CVS and my shopping is all taken care of! Woohoo!! One less thing on the life to-do list!
To Combat First Day of School Germs:
- CVS Health To-Go Hand Sanitizer Spray perfect to slip in their backpack so they don’t bring home those schoolyard germs.
- CVS Health Children’s AirShield – build up their immunity before they head back to school with AirShield so they’re less likely to catch the school bug.
First Aid First:
- It always helps to keep some first aid products around the house like CVS Health Instant First Aid Spray and CVS Health Liquid Bandage Spray
- Keep a CVS Health Cuts and Scrapes Refill Pouch and some On-The-Go CVS Health Antibiotic Ointment Packets handy for the perfect on-the-go first aid at those after-school sports practices.
For Paper Bag Lunches:
- Gold Emblem abound Organic Juice Boxes
- Gluten-free snacks like Gold Emblem abound Heavenly Light Popcorn and Gold Emblem abound Baked Rice Crisps
- Make sure they’re getting a square meal with Gold Emblem abound Fruit and Veggie Snack Bars and Gold Emblem Abound Blueberry Almond Rice Pop Clusters
Don’t forget to pick up some chocolate or a sweet treat for you! Don’t worry you have earned it with all of your running around and getting the family organized! Take a few seconds to relax and enjoy a treat!
First Day of School Plan/Pictures
The time is here! Make sure you are ready for the first day of school ahead of time so you can enjoy it as much as possible! Can we also take a second to be thankful that photos look so much better than they used to. Oh my! The photo above is from my 6th grade graduation. I tried to find a first day of school pic but instead chose this pic. Oh the pink sweater and pink acid washed jeans that you can’t see in this pic. Now I am wondering if I was wearing pink shoes too. LOL! I remember thinking I was so cool because I had on makeup that day.
-Do you know what everyone is wearing on the first day of school? If they have a uniform are all the pieces in one place and ready to go?
Do you have grandparents and family members that would love a copy of their first day of school pics? I know that our family loves pics as soon as possible from big events. Snap a pic on your phone and upload it to the CVS Pharmacy App and you can quickly order and pick up prints the same day. CVS Photo lets you order pics at the closest location to you or you can choose a CVS that is on the way to your family members. I love being able to surprise family members with photos the same day if not right after an event happened.
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