Money & Career

Are you ready for back to school?

Author: Canadian Living

Money & Career

Are you ready for back to school?

Whether this year includes a first day of kindergarten or a last year of high school for your family,  a new school year comes with a flurry of activity. Be prepared with back-to-school tips to guide you and your kids to your best year yet.

Bored with tuna sandwiches? Find inspired and healthy lunch recipes to please everyone in your family. You'll also get smart tips to keep on top of paperwork and clutter at the office, in the car or at home.

Since shopping is a key part in preparing children for another year at the books, you'll also need money-saving tips to keep clothing budgets in check, as well as a can't-miss list of back-to-school essentials. (Great news: it's not as lengthy as you might expect.)

Here's to the start of a great school year!

Pack and go lunch recipes

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It can be a challenge coming up with ideas for nutritious, delicious midday meals. So we buckled down, did our homework and came up with six new options: two for the vacuum bottle, two to reheat in the microwave and two nouveau sandwiches.

Organization tips for a clean home

Find expert solutions to organize everything in your life: from your home, to the car, to the office!

Whether it's been a couple months or a couple years since your last good house-clean, there's a place in every home that can be tidied up a bit. So we've compiled a collection of our best organization tips to keep your place spic and span.

How to save money on back-to-school clothes

Read up on how you can save money when you’re back-to-school shopping for the kids.

Before shopping, go through your children's wardrobe together and assess what pieces they need for back to school. That way you won't load up on shirts only to realize they were really short on khakis.

10 things your kids need for back to school

Get your kids organized for back to school with this list of 10 essential school supplies.

1. Backpack: An overloaded backpack can cause back or neck strain, or worse, so look for lightweight models and encourage kids to pack light. Two straps are better than one, so avoid single-shoulder sling models, which put all the weight on one shoulder rather than dispersing it across two.

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Are you ready for back to school?