Time-saving school uniform hacks that every parent should know about
With four children running around at home you can bet that I’ve had a lot of experience when it comes to school uniforms. But throughout the years of buying clothes for my kids I’ve learned a few things on how to cut time and make wearing uniforms easy again. If you’ve also struggled with sorting out your kids’ school uniforms, here’s a few time-saving hacks that will really be a life saver.
Buy the right material
This is a big one. If you choose the right uniforms from the get-go you might never have to do any ironing. You heard me right – there are several non-iron and wrinkle resistant fabrics out there that will make your life a whole lot easier. Look at the tags when shopping and make sure the items are made of either polyester, wool or 100% cotton. These fabrics are much less likely to need any ironing.
Of course there’s also new developments in the fashion industry. Tu at Sainsbury’s non-iron technology means you can buy school trousers and shorts from their School Shop that will never need to be pressed – a huge time-saver when you have a lot of kids like I do.
Stock up on tops
If you know that your child is going to be wearing virtually the same item everyday it doesn’t hurt to buy multiples of them. When I say multiples, I mean five tops for every day of the week. This may seem like over-kill but if you have an especially messy kid, it means you won’t be needing to do the laundry half way through your week. Music to my ears.
Don’t lose those buttons
Sewing isn’t an activity I enjoy and it’s always on the bottom of my list of things to get done. One way to eliminate the need to do any mending is to pre-empt it. You can avoid losing those shirt and trouser buttons by putting a dab of clear nail polish over them, which will help to strengthen the thread and keep those buttons staying put for longer.
Keep your shoes good as new
This is a hack I learned a few years ago when I ran out of shoe polish and had to quickly look in my cupboard for something else to use. If you have moisturiser sitting on your bathroom counter – or even a tub of Vaseline – both will do the trick to making your kid’s shoes shine. Just use it like you would regular shoe polish. If you don’t have either in your house, you’ll be pleased to know that there are a whole range of kitchen and bathroom shoe polish alternatives.
Do you have any time-saving school uniform hacks that you think I should know about? Share your tips in the comments below! I’m always looking for ways to make our busy life a little bit easier.
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