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With back to school just around the corner, it's time to look for ways to simplify the morning rush. One task that will be returning to many of our client's morning to-do list is packing school lunches.

To simplify the process this year, why not put together a refrigerator mini-zone loaded with school lunch essentials. Here are some ideas for creating your own lunch-making mini-zone.

  • Purchase (or repurpose) a plastic storage bin sized to fit on one of the shelves in your refrigerator.

  • Load your bin with prepackaged lunch-making items such as cheese sticks, and/or small packages of yogurt, smoothies, juice or milk.

  • Once a week stock your lunch bin with items such as grapes, baby carrots, celery sticks and dip, stored in small, reusable lunch containers.

  • Add sandwich-making supplies such as bread, natural peanut butter, jam or jelly, or lunch meats and cheese.

  • Keep unrefrigerated lunch-making items like napkins, cutlery, chips, crackers and cookies in a second bin in your pantry.

  • If your kids are older, assign them the task of filling their lunch bag each morning with the pre-packed items in your lunch-making mini-zone.

All that's left to do now is step back, relax and know that one thing on your morning to-do list just got a whole lot simpler!

Kim & Sandra

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