The Better Living Guide to Back to School Essentials
You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again – the school year is going to look very different this year. Over the past few months, families have been struggling to figure out how to keep their families safe in an unfamiliar world. Now, as our children head back to school, parents and children alike are grappling with heightened anxiety, fear, and confusion over what’s to come. Although we don’t claim to have all the answers, we strongly believe that preparation is key, which is why we’ve rounded up a few products that will make the transition a bit smoother and safer for everyone involved.
WAVE Soap Dispenser: If you haven’t already purchased our WAVE Soap & Sanitizer Dispenser, you might want to head on over and order a few. This wall-mounted model installs in minutes with no tools required and can be filled with approved gel hand sanitizers or soap. If your kids are heading back to the classroom, this Dispenser is going to quickly become your new best friend. Install one filled with hand sanitizer near your front door or in the garage to ensure everyone who enters your home has squeaky-clean hands. You can even gift one to your child’s new classroom to eliminate the spread of germs because a classroom can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Oh, and do not forget this sleek Dispenser can also be used for its original purpose, as a Soap Dispenser in the bathroom or kitchen.
TOUCHLESS Soap and Sanitizer Dispenser: For those of you who don’t like the idea of wall-mounted dispensers, we’ve got you covered with our stainless-steel TOUCHLESS Soap and Sanitizer Dispenser. Its hygienic infrared technology minimizes the spread of germs and can be used anywhere you need an extra dose of clean. We love it for bathrooms, kitchens, classrooms, and afterschool pickups in the minivan. Just make sure you don’t leave it in your car on those rare hot September days as hand sanitizer can explode when exposed to too much heat.
JAY & FACET Hooks: We know what you’re thinking, hooks as a back-to-school essential? It sounds odd, but this year it makes a lot of sense, particularly if your kids will be heading back to the classroom. Imagine for a moment you pick up your kids, they sanitize their hands in the car and once you arrive home, they all sprint into the house with coats and backpacks in tow. More often than not, those jackets and backpacks end up on beds or couches, which could potentially spread germs. Although soft surfaces are less likely to hold onto germs than hard surfaces, we like to err on the side of caution. So, instead of letting your kids bring their stuff into your home this year, try installing a couple of our JAY and FACET Hooks in the garage for additional storage. This way your kids can hang their jackets or backpacks neatly in the garage instead of tossing them all around the house.
TOILET VALET: Don’t worry we’ll explain. Anyone with young children knows that it’s nearly impossible to find even a few moments of solitude – and that’s before many children were learning at home. Needless to say, parents who will be teaching or guiding their children’s education at home might need a minute or two to themselves. While it may not be glamourous, bathrooms tend to be a spot of refuge for one simple reason: the door locks. So, if like us you relish your moments of solitude in the bathroom, why not buy something to spruce up the place? Our TOILET VALET conveniently stores a tablet and/or your favourite magazines so you can truly enjoy your brief moments of peace and quiet. This model also holds up to three toilet paper rolls, which is a blessing for any parent who is continually changing out empty toilet rolls. You can thank us later.
Whether your children will be homeschooled, learning online, or returning to a classroom with entirely new protocols, one thing is certain – this year will be different for everyone. Our best offense is a good defense and these products will help you protect your home and your sanity.