Back to School with Wilkinson Sword

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When it comes to back to school time, my children are usually fully prepared. Myself, well I’m normally still mourning the lack of lie ins and the sudden need to be rushing around in the mornings again.

 

Wilkinson Sword challenged me to get myself back to school ready along with the children this year, I accepted the challenge.

 

I don’t mean that they wanted me to buy myself school shoes, a pretty lunch box and lots of stationery.

 

Although, you can never have enough stationery. It was more about getting myself organised and ready. Finding those time-saving things that would ease me back in to the school run more easily, and make sure we aren’t running late.

 

Wilkinson Sword Back to School

 

I made sure before school started that the boys were all ready with new school blazers, bags, pencil cases, shoes and emoji rubbers. The emoji rubbers are supposedly essentials, even though they don’t actually rub anything out. My suggestion of pens with no ink to go with them, was met with eye rolls.

 

When this term started, with Wilkinson Sword’s encouragement I have found my own ways to speed up the morning routine and make myself feel that little bit less manic.

 

I am laying my own clothes out the night before school now as well as the boys’ clothes. I am actually surprised by how much time it saves me. I don’t have the usual digging through the drawers issues, to find something that actually fits – *I may have been on the pasty diet this summer*. It is all there ready for me.

 

I am putting the cereal bowls and spoons out for breakfast ready the night before. I am also keeping the boys organised, by writing them a mini checklist for the first few days of school. This is just until we get back in to the swing of things again, but it has definitely kept them organised and moving quickly.

 

Mostly because if they complete their lists early enough, then they will be allowed to have half an hour of screen time before school. I’m also resisting the lure of my own screens such as my phone until I am at least showered and dressed now.

 

Wilkinson Sword have helped me personally, by speeding up the time it takes me to shower in the mornings. Their Wilkinson Sword Intuition Ultra Moisture razor is being a big help.

 

Wilkinson Sword

 

It’s a 3-in-1 razor, that will lather, shave and moisturise you all in one quick action. So there’s no need for shaving gels, creams or shower gel for shaving.

 

It really does leave the skin on my legs well moisturised and smooth, and in half the time it usually takes me as well. It contains Shea Butter for extra softness and it smells lovely.

 

Another reason for the speed of the shave is that the Wilkinson Sword Intuition Ultra Moisture has four ultra thin blades. Having these covered in wires, along with a pivoting head means that you can go quickly over your legs and safely. I definitely don’t have time in the mornings to deal with nicks and cuts.

 

Wilkinson Sword 4 blades

 

Amazingly this morning, with my newfound organisation skills and quicker shower, I was running so early for school that I had time for a coffee before we left. This never usually happens, and the mornings are never usually as calm as they have been.

 

One thing I have definitely realised this week, is that I am the reason we usually end up rushing around and almost running late most mornings.

 

If my new time-saving routine keeps working the way it has, I may even set my alarm for 15 minutes later. On a Monday morning an extra 15 minutes can make all the difference.

 

What are your time-saving tips for school mornings?

 

Stevie x

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17 Comments

  1. 8 September 2016 / 7:05 pm

    These are all great ideas, I’m definitely going to try them for Monday morning.
    I’m normally the one holding everyone up too, an hour to get four people up, dressed, fed and out the door is impossible!
    Also, you can never have enough pretty lunch boxes :)

  2. 8 September 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Ooh some good tips! I need to start getting more things ready the evening before, I’m terrible at it I just run out of time!
    Nat.x

    • 8 September 2016 / 9:54 pm

      I am so naturally disorganised, that forcing myself to be over organised seems the only way ;)

      Stevie x

  3. 8 September 2016 / 11:11 pm

    Completely unrelated but I love your towel and notebook – you’re a lot more girly than I am! x

    • 9 September 2016 / 6:56 am

      Ha! I am pretty girly, I can’t resist sparkly things or pretty notebooks!

      Stevie x

  4. 9 September 2016 / 7:59 am

    Well done you for being very organized! I tried to prepare my kids clothes the night before and their packed snacks as well. It does makes a lot of difference being prepared the night before, isn’t it? #PicknMix.

  5. 9 September 2016 / 9:31 am

    With Alice starting school today I need all the tips I can get! I’m definitely going to start getting things done the night before X

  6. 9 September 2016 / 10:08 am

    For time saving in the morning, I don’t think you can beat simply getting up 10 minutes earlier than you think you need to. Then break the morning down into chunks so you know what time everybody needs to be down for breakfast, what time you need to be putting shoes on etc.
    #PicknMix

  7. 9 September 2016 / 11:09 am

    I need one of those. I’m sharing this with my teenage daughters – there are four of us shaving legs in the shower now and I’m sick of shaving gel hanging around. Great idea! #PicknMix

  8. 9 September 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Oh i like that razor need something to help me in the mornings, we are only on time because my children wake so early. Yes we have started lying clothes out it really helps #picknmix

  9. 9 September 2016 / 1:55 pm

    I love to be organised, it doesn’t always happen though so these tips are really handy! An extra 15 minutes in bed is definitely worth working towards!

    #PicknMix

  10. 9 September 2016 / 2:22 pm

    I find that sorting my clothes out the night before helps too! I can’t risk doing that for my daughter as she will probably have changed her mind by the morning and so would just end up picking something different anyway. I can’t wait until she is in school and having to wear the same uniform every day, though she will then probably faff over what knickers to wear, or what to wear in her hair! I also do like to shower in the mornings but if I know we have to be out of the door quickly I have one the night before to save time in the morning! #PicknMix

  11. 9 September 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Great tips and I love the razor, it’s brill that it moisturises at the same time as shaving x #picknmix

  12. 11 September 2016 / 9:24 pm

    I try and do the setting out of my own clothes, it definitely makes a difference. I need a new razor actually, this one looks good, I will have to check it out. Eilidh x

  13. 12 September 2016 / 8:27 pm

    My time saving tip is definitely to get things organised the night before, no matter how tired u r! U can then go to bed and enjoy a few extra minutes in bed in the morning #picknmix

  14. 13 September 2016 / 2:12 pm

    This little razor looks ideal!! Good tips!! I’ve been putting out my clothes the night before for years now…just one less thing I have to focus on in the morning!! #picknmix

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