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  • Writer's pictureKatie Frantz

Kids + Snacks

If you're like most parents out there, trying to maintain your kids' snack foods in an orderly, systematic way can feel nearly impossible.

It's similar perhaps to trying to keep toys in designated bins when you have a 2 year old. The truth is, there are simple steps you can take to create a system that benefits you and your kids.

There's no perfect, fool-proof system, but it's not meant to be perfect. It's meant to be maintainable.

So, here's a few steps you can take to create a method to the madness.

Snack System Tips

#1-Instead of tossing your bulk snacks on a shelf, decant (remove the snacks from it's box packaging) and add a few varieties into 'snack' or 'lunch items' bins.

#2-Store the rest of the bulk snacks up on a high shelf or in a location where kids cannot easily access. This will help maintain your snack duration and restocking method.

#3-Replenish snacks from your bulk storage when necessary. Your kids don't have to have full access to all the snacks all the time.

#4-Consider having separate containers for your kids 'go-to' snacks and 'lunch snacks' they need for school. This will help keep your snacks lasting longer and help you stay in the driver's seat.

#5-Make it fun! Have a few varieties of snacks in your bins for your kids to choose from. Allow your kids to name a snack they'd really love you to get at the store, and have them help you as you restock your snack bins.

#6-Lastly, having snacks in open, clearly-labeled bins in logical locations. It makes a big difference when it comes to long-term maintenance. If it's stored in a space that doesn't make sense, it most likely won't be maintained.

Give some of these steps a try and see how it helps you and your kiddos. Snack time never looked SO GOOD!


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