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Lunch Box Organizing

We have 4 kids, and we both work full time. Organization is key to our house running smoothly and everyone's personal wellness. If you have small children, you know getting them out the door in the morning is stressful.

My brain is already checking off all the things that need to happen before we head out the door. Forgetting a lunch is not accounted for in my morning commute time. We always pack lunches the night before. If it doesn't need to be cold it goes right in, no reminder needed. If part of the lunch needs stored in the refrigerator or freezer, we add a clothes pin with the corresponding word on them. We just keep these cheap clothes pins in a jar on the counter. They have fridge, freezer, and sandwich written on them in sharpie. (Sandwich for back when a few of them would only eat uncrushable. Even though it is a freezer item, they were located in a different spot). They get clipped to the bag at night and put back in the jar in the morning, once the item has made it's way into the bag. 

Without this method, I would have forgotten many lunches, and been late many days from running back to the house. It also is a good reminded for the kids, when trying to teach them personal responsibility. Just make sure the clip doesn't come off the bag before the item is put in! I have put the clip in the jar and forgot the item between the jar and the fridge. Mistakes are made less often, and taking one more thing off your mind in the morning helps bring more peace.


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