During the summer, my kids graze the pantry like cows in grass field but when school starts, I have to implement a routine.
Ellison is in 1st grade, Carson is in 3rd grade, and Haygen is in 4th grade and they all have to pack a snack to bring to school. Last year, we packed it in the morning but there were a lot of times (more times than I like to admit) that we (I) woke up late and ran out the door without snacks.
When they get home from school, I have to make second snack. Key word: *I* have to make their snacks. My kids don’t know anything about portion control and they are known for making messes.
I wanted to be more organized this year so I went to the store and bought a crap ton of snacks and zip lock bags. Put snacks into zip lock bags and you’re good to go.
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!
I then had the AMAZING idea to hang a shoe organizer inside my pantry to further solidify my snack prep and organization!
The shoe organizer I got has 2 little pockets for each section, so one pocket is for their school snack and one pocket is for their after school snack. You can get it on Amazon here.
The zip lock bags can be reused since the snacks are dry. They also make actual reusable zip lock bags. You can also get those on Amazon here.