Mother helping her child pack her backpack for school.

Back to School Tips

It’s the tail-end of summer. You’re enjoying a relaxing time with your family, when suddenly panic strikes: You’re reminded of how quickly “back-to-school” is approaching. Getting back in the swing of things can be stressful and chaotic. Your family can benefit from quick and easy cleaning and organizational tips that everyone can follow.

Here are five time-saving tips to make the transition from the pool to school with ease!

Father and young daughter and the kitchen sink washing and hand drying dishes after a meal.

1. The dish on dirty dishes:

The hustle-bustle of a busy household is no place for a messy kitchen sink! Try doing the dishes right after wrapping up dinner, so you don’t have to deal with the mess in the morning before school. Give Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots Cleaning Tools a shot to help you tackle any “grime” scene. They scrub fast and rinse clean, so you don’t have to worry about food getting caught in your sponge.

Four women in kitchen aprons preparing to bake a meal rolling and cutting dough on a kitchen countertop.

2. Clean up counter tops.

The countertop is one of the most utilized spaces in your kitchen. From being used for meal prep to becoming the de facto place for lunch boxes, there’s a lot that happens on and around the counter top. Keep a cloth handy to clean up in a jiffy.

Pro tip: try spot testing for colourfastness to ensure any dyes in the carpet do not bleed.

3. Hit the lint.

We all love our four-legged family members, but stepping out that door with pet hair can put a damper on your carefully selected outfits! Keep a Scotch-Brite™ Lint Roller handy at the entrance so everyone’s clothes are impeccable before leaving the house!

Young boy pouring milk from a container into a glass over the top refrigerator shelve.

4. Stay on top of spills.

When spills happen in your fridge, it’s best to clean them as soon as possible to avoid a sticky mess! If a spill goes unnoticed, use a Scotch-Brite® Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge and your favourite cleaner to scrub away the mess, without worrying about scratching the inside of your fridge! Here are more tips to organize your fridge before the back-to-school season.

5. Use a frozen sponge as an icepack:

Try freezing a Scotch-Brite® Handy Sponge instead of using an ice pack to keep food cold in your kid’s lunchbox. Once the sponge defrosts, it can also easily be used to clean the table!

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