Plan Clothing in Advance
Lay out everything your kids—and you—will wear the next day, the night before. Clothing is a great way for kids to showcase their individuality, so they should definitely play a role in choosing, but make a strict rule that there’s no backsliding in the morning.
Check the weather forecast ahead of time to see if there's a chance of rain ... or cold. Then, plan everything from the outfit itself to matching shoes and accessories—including socks, shoes, jewelry and hair ties—a sure-fire way to prevent last-minute scrambling.