When you are a mother of five kids all under the age of nine, life can get a little bit busy, so anything that makes things easier is a blessing.
One Ballina-based mum, Jessica Louise-Groves, 29, came across a hack on Pinterest and Facebook that has saved her time and stress in the mornings: a school bag station.
‘Having five kids I find it extremely important to stay organised,’ Jessica told FEMAIL.
‘Having this school bag station means both the kids and myself know where all the kids’ school bits are and it keeps things tidy and organised, rather than finding a school bag here and a shoe over there and “where’s my hat” five seconds before we walk out the door.’
The school bag station is an area where each of her children hang their bags as well as store other items that they need for the next day, including shoes and library books.
This means that in the morning as they are leaving everything is conveniently located in the one place.
Jessica-Louise shared the photo of her new set-up to a closed Kmart parents group on Facebook and her post has close to 2.5 thousand likes, and hundreds of comments.
She bought each component separately from Kmart and then put it all together at home where it now resides in their home office.
‘The hack cost me around AUD $130 including hooks, baskets, shelves, cubes and it’s worth every cent,’ she explained.
Jessica and her husband Cody are always on the hunt for trips and tricks that will make life a little bit easier for their five kids.
She bought each component separately from Kmart and then put it all together at home
Although not all of their children Ruby, 8, Harlan, 7, Nate, 5, Theo, 3, and Luna, 2, are at school yet, Theo is just starting pre-school this year, they still need a spot for all of their bits and pieces.
At this point in time Theo and Luna are sharing a cubby hole but in the future they will graduate to their own section.
This hack is simple enough for others to follow and helps make the oncoming school year less terrifying.