Back to school season can get pretty busy and hectic, the last thing you’re going to want to do is to prepare your kids a snack every time they’re hungry. That’s why you need a snack station – so that your kids (and you) can grab a healthy bite quickly, easily, and independently.
Get ready to achieve all your organization goals with these six tips!
Tip #1: Use a fruit basket
Fruit is such a fantastic snack to fill you up and stay healthy. Many fruits also have a high water content, so you’ll also be staying hydrated. This iDesign Banana Hanger Fruit Basket is perfect because it has a hook just to hang your bananas and a basket for all your other fruits. You can also use it to hold other snacks besides fruit if you prefer.
Tip #2: Use containers to store cereal and other snacks
By keeping your cereal and other snacks such as nuts, popcorn, and chips in clear containers such as this OXO Good Grips Pop Storage Canister, you can keep your cabinets way more organized. You’ll also be able to see all the snacks in front of you so you can choose what you want to munch on easily. These containers come in a variety of different shapes and sizes that you can check out here.
Tip #3: Encourage your kids to stay hydrated
This iDesign Fridge Binz Water Bottle Holder allows you to put water right in front of your kids’ faces, so they’re always reminded to drink water. Be sure to place this bin on a low shelf that they can see and reach so that it’s in their line of vision.
Tip #5: Use baskets to store snacks in the fridge
Use these fridge baskets to organize snacks such as juice boxes, pudding cups, fruits and veggies, and yogurt cups. These also don’t have to be used exclusively in the fridge; they’re also great to store snacks in the cupboard, drawers, on the counter, and even in the freezer!
Tip #5: Use a turntable to keep all your snacks accessible
Using a turntable, you can keep those snacks that usually sit at the back of the cupboard, which are a pain to reach, easily accessible at all times with just a quick spin. Turntables are also super useful when it comes to condiments. This iDesign Linus Pantry Organizer 2-Tier Cabinet Turntable is an excellent option because it has so much room for storage. If that one isn’t for you, we have a variety of other options here.
Tip #6: For small kitchens
Use these fridge baskets to organize snacks such as juice boxes, pudding cups, fruits and veggies, and yogurt cups. These also don’t have to be used exclusively in the fridge; they’re also great to store snacks in the cupboard, drawers, on the counter, and even in the freezer.
Tip #6: For small spaces
If you’re living in a small space, or seeking space savers for your humble kitchen, you may want to consider this KSP Space Logic Rolling Storage Rack. You can keep all your snacks in here, and you can even choose to store other gadgets and kitchen supplies. Just roll it into a corner and out of the way!
Looking for airtight & stackable food containers?
We’re obsessed with these OXO Good Grips Pop containers, and rightfully so! Airtight, stackable, and space-efficient, they fit perfectly in any snack station.
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Looking for more organizing ideas? Check out these 5 ways to organize your fridge for back to school!