As I mentioned yesterday, since back to school is near, I am dedicating this week to how we get organized around here for school.
Today's topic: preparing kids' lunches.
One of the best things I think I have done regarding making lunches is creating a "lunch" drawer. I specifically chose a drawer within the peninsula of our kitchen so that I would have plenty of room to prepare lunches. This drawer is filled with everything I need for my kiddos' lunch boxes (minus the food). Kids' cups are in another cabinet as well.
Here is a list of what is included in our lunch drawer:
small containers and lids
rubber muffin cups
lunch box notes
I also prepare individual servings of veggies and fruits as well as cheeses and meats (my kids love to eat plain pepperoni). I typically do this right after I get back from the grocery store. (See more on my fridge organization here.)
I do the same for dry snacks in the pantry (see more about the pantry here).
Then I can just pull the baskets onto the counter (above my lunch drawer) and use the already prepared snacks to pack the kids' lunches with very little effort.
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