As your kids get older and their days and evenings schedules begin to fill up with school, clubs, sports, and after school activates, you may find yourself spending a lot of time in your car as you shuffle your kids to and from each activity. It’s no wonder carpools are so popular with busy moms! If you can take their kid to one activity and the next time they bring your kid home, everyone’s life is a little easier. So if you are in the trenches of carpooling, here are a few hacks to make getting there a little easier.
Grab a few hooks with suction cups on the back and attach them to the car windows. Just be sure to place the hooks low on the window so the driver’s view is not obstructed. This way kids can hang their bookbags on the hooks and can keep them off the floor. This hack is perfect for a little extra room, especially if kids are carrying multiple backs or the weather outside is wet and messy. Now the kids’ bags will stay dry and clean.
Make sure you are never late for your carpool duty by setting alarms on your phone to remind you when you’ll need to leave each day. I set alarms for just about everything, and believe me, they have saved me more times than I can count. Even if you are busy or distracted, when the alarm on the phone goes off, you know it’s time to leave.