Lately, I’ve been on Pinterest getting school lunch ideas and came across some lunch prep stations. I wanted to share some of my pins, but it seems like Pinterest has made some changes and it’s not allowing me to do so. :-/
So, while preparing for back to school I decided to update the area where I keep supplies needed for lunch. My previous location was in a drawer in the kitchen. Up over the drawer in a cabinet I kept lunch bags and plastic containers. I’m keeping the lunch bags and those containers in the same location, but I moved all items in the drawer. I relocated them to my buffet cabinet in the dining room. It’s right next to the kitchen and I’m able to store a few other items in there too.
I designated 3 drawers for this. In the bottom drawer I have carry out containers for the kids, as well as small containers for my husband’s salad dressings and other condiments.
The drawer above it, I have cold packs, hand wipes, straws, sandwich cutters and silcone molds.
And in the very first drawer I put plastic spoons, forks, knives, napkins, sandwich and snack bags.
On top of the buffet I placed a picnic basket that I’ll put snacks in for lunches and after school. This basket is also subject to being moved because it is in my dining room and I love to decorate seasonally.
Not only is this convenient for me, but if anyone else has to make their lunch, everything is easily accessible.
Another reason I like separating the lunch prep area from my other zip lock and freezer bags, we’re not using bags for the wrong reasons. I also know when things are getting low and to restock.
Have you been making any new adjustments for the school year or updates to an existing plan?