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Finding The Best Back To School LunchBox Cleanup Hack

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BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCHBOX TIME = finding an easy mom hack to get back into the groove!

Back to school lunch clean up - Jalisa Harris Blog

When you decide your kid will pack their own lunch, you need an easy lunchbox cleanup hack to stick to. I oddly was always excited for school to start as a mom. From sales to school supplies. One thing you never think about is lunchtime. My son had his first full-day year of school in kindergarten this past year and lunchtime was a struggle. He would come home starving since he was only really eating a snack that they provided. He would even ask to bring lunch, and that’s why he’ll be bringing lunch from home during first grade. I had to figure out an easy hack to get through the next school year in doing just this.Brawny back to school lunch cleanup pin - Jalisa Harris

 

Finding The Best Back To School LunchBox Cleanup

He can be a picky eater when it comes to school lunch, except for Fridays since it is pizza day. So this year we’re doing something a little different and packing his lunch and snack for the day. The plus is we’re doing it together, so we know what he will eat from what we prepare. He’s six and always wanting to contribute in some way, so this mom hack is a must since I have a hyperactive 6-year-old who loves to make a mess.

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He can be a picky eater when it comes to school lunch, except for Fridays since it is pizza day. So this year we’re doing something a little different and packing his lunch and snack for the day. The plus is we’re doing it together, so we know what he will eat from what we prepare. He’s six and always wanting to contribute in some way, so this mom hack is a must since I have a hyperactive 6-year-old who loves to make a mess.

In between being a boy and having ADHD, he can be mess central, especially when doing things by himself. That’s why I make sure I have a roll of Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels on hand. Being a boy mom means a headache before your eyes. Since 6 is a great age to be more independent, I figured packing his own lunch and picking up Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels was genius.

Brawny paper towels cleanupEach sheet can be easily torn into smaller, quarter-size sheets, so you know it’s not being wasted. Plus, Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels are just as good as the regular Brawny®, with the flexibility to only use what you need with three different sheet size options (full, half, and quarter). The quarter sheet is perfect to pick up small messes like PB&J, spilled juice, and even some fruit mess. Plus, they are easy to use during craft time and a great addition to school supplies list since his school is always looking for kid-friendly donations throughout the year. In our house, this saves so much time and waste.

kids luncbox set up and cleanup

So what will we be packing in his lunchbox?

Just figure out what they like, especially when they aren’t around you. Sure A. loves to ask for broccoli for dinner. But, will he request it for lunch at school? He loves fruit and anything cracker like. Since they don’t have a no PB&J policy and snack time is so close to lunch, not giving anything too heavy is what we will aim for.

Rice Cakes, Peanut Butter & Fruit

These are a perfect combo for lunch time for him!

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A simple way to get your kids excited with school lunchtime

Have them do it themselves. That way, they can get used to not receiving the help – unless necessary. Especially for him. He gets so used to me helping, that if I’m around he won’t do it like he needs to. So, instead I just standby and watch.

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Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels make it easy for cleanup once he’s done. If there is a speck of a little mess, then mom and the quarter sheet to the rescue. The best part is, it doesn’t require much.lunchbox cleanupBrawny Paper towel cleanup

What’s one way that makes back to school easier for you and your kids?

 

6 Comments

  1. August 8, 2019 / 11:48 PM

    Yeah, my kids come home with GROSS lunchboxes, no matter what I do! I didn’t even GIVE them PB&Js this week… how did it end up in his lunchbox!?

  2. August 9, 2019 / 11:29 AM

    This is great! I think kids are much more likely to eat their lunch if they make it themselves. Great independence.

  3. August 9, 2019 / 6:38 PM

    My kids are constantly asking to take their own lunch to school. I don’t let them because breakfast and lunch is provided free of charge at school. But, growing up, my mom and I were constantly doing art projects and I do the same with my kids. We are always making a mess so the option of different sizes saves waste and makes the paper towels last longer.

  4. August 10, 2019 / 8:37 AM

    Although we homeschool there is still a lot of lunch making going on around here. đŸ€Ł These will come in super handy… and I’m thinking for those experiment days!!

  5. August 12, 2019 / 10:34 AM

    Brawny is great! Whatever it takes to make cleaning up after children easier and quicker, I am sure we are all down for!

  6. August 12, 2019 / 3:48 PM

    This is great! I love that you encourage your son to make his own lunch and clean up after himself!!

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