Back to school hacks

It’s almost time to send your little munchkins back to school and, after a long time out of the classroom, getting back into the routine can seem a little daunting. Well, we’re here to tell you not to worry! The team at JoJo Maman Bébé have compiled a list of back to school hacks which will make the life of every parent or parent-figure A LOT easier!

Here’s some of our top picks…


1. Do some ‘spring cleaning’

By this we mean: check uniforms, PE kits and everything in advance of the first day back! Does everything still fit/work? Is anything looking a little tatty? Sort them into piles and make a list for your back to school shop here at arc!


2. Invest in some spares

Who else’s children are forever forgetting their PE kits, their calculators or other essentials? A bag of spares in the car is the perfect way to save the day when they remember just as they reach the school gates.


3. Move essentials to the exit

Make space by your front door for coats, shoes and backpacks – this will save time and avoid that last minute rush to find the missing plimsoll! Also, try to get your children in the habit of hanging their backpacks by the door once they finish their homework.


4. Update the calendar

Things are a little different now because of COVID-19, but you may see more sports clubs, play dates and activities returning to your child’s plans alongside school. Keep on top of all those dates and times with an up-to-date calendar. It can also be useful for meal planning – save yourself time, money and energy by planning your family meals each week on Sunday.


5. Create a parent’s postbox – this one’s our favourite!

Never miss a newsletter, permission slip or report again! Set up a drawer, folder or even craft a postbox for your children to drop off your messages as soon as they return home. They’ll love it and you’ll be the most organised parent in the class.


Like these tips? Check out the full list on JoJo Maman Bébé’s website here:

Also, don’t forget to shop their super cute range of backpacks, lunchboxes and other school essentials in store here at arc!