Rosebank’s Back to School Survival Guide
Lifestyle Dec 31, 2018
Rosebank’s Back to School Survival Guide.
Soon after you’ve returned home from a destressing holiday, you have to go through the very real stress of… Back. To. School! There’s a lot to get done, and it feels like little time to do it. Especially as you’re preparing yourself to go back to the trenches at work.
Once more into the breach, dear friend, but this time, we have a field guide for you to navigate your way through the pitfalls of BTS.
Try keep it all to one place.
Shopping is stressful enough. But you don’t want the added stress of having to move from location to location. Have a battle plan. List the type of shops you need to visit, and try order them in a way that makes most sense.
For instance, you don’t want to lug everything around with you, so start with the minor items first, and move onto the heavier things. And if you have appointments (see below) to sort out, try time manage them to fit in with your shopping.
It’s near the end of the holidays and your son’s hair has most likely grown raucously. That’s because he’s been away from the overbearing oversight of the school’s hair code (and consequent discipline system) for over a month. So now it is a few days to go, and he looks like he’s ready for a hipster man-bun.
Simple solution! Make an appointment at Sorbet Man for a hair trim for the kid. And then drop him off while you get some of his shopping done. You’ll have about 30 minutes time to yourself.
Sort out stationery simply.
You won’t have to go far to get the stationery you need for the school year. Just pop into the friendly CNA – who will have Back to School specials on, allowing you to save money at a time we’re all trying to stretch a budget far as we can.
Keep an eye out on their specials: there may be something you don’t need RIGHT NOW, but could in a month or two – a lost ruler, empty glue, etc. If it’s on special, why not stock up? It’ll make life easier in the long run as well as help you save.
Drop by Edgars for some essentials.
While not a stockist for school uniforms, you will find some school regulation essentials there. Such as the standard white school shirt and black socks. Not to mention track suits in different shapes and sizes, school regulation permitting.
While you’re there, you might as well stock up on undies for the kids, who are probably a size or two bigger than they were at the start of the holidays.
Get a sporting chance.
Chances are, your kids participate in after school activities. That’s fine. You just need balls and maybe a cricket bat or two. Perhaps a tennis racket if your kid is the next Nadal or Williams. Then visit Mr Price Sport or Sportsman’s Warehouse. You’ll get the equipment you need there.
Feed hungry minds with actual food.
Lastly, you’ll want to get delicious meals for your kids’ lunchtime breaks. You’ll find what you’re looking for at Pick ‘n Pay or Woolworths Food. You’ll also be able to get lunch boxes too if it is time to throw away the old ones.
Now you know! Rosebank Mall is your one-stop mall for when Back-to-School Season starts.
Read here for tips in helping you to get your little ones off to school in the new year