One of the biggest challenges on school days is the morning routine….am I right?!
My son is schedule challenged, wherein he has no sense of the schedule we must keep in the morning to get him to school on time so we are not in the office getting written up because we didn’t arrive before the last bell and now all the gates are locked and we can’t sneak in and you know how the story goes.
Since his dresser was on it’s way out anyway I tried something new. I can’t take all the credit, I did see something similar in a friend’s house so I’m just adapting it to our situation.
I bought a hanging closet organizer (affiliate link) and then placed his t-shirt and shorts for each day of the week (M-F). I let him know it was there and that he would need to grab his clothes in the morning, get dressed and come downstairs for breakfast. Before this new setup I would usually go into his room, pick out clothes and set them on his bed and would have to nag the entire morning until it was time to leave and there was no time for breakfast and breakdowns would ensue. With this new system, he has been empowered and has made it down for breakfast each morning on his own with plenty of time for breakfast! I also kept everything in view (we just haven’t replaced the dresser yet and may not if this continues to work well) and he grabs his undies and socks separately. I use the bottom cubby for pj’s and on the weekends we are relaxed so there’s plenty of time for him to pick out his own clothes or for me to go in and pick out some for him.
Hope this helps, Happy New School Year!