Don’t you just love a great homeschool hack?!
I love and hate that feeling I get when I discover a really neat way to solve a problem – why didn’t I think of that before? That is so obvious!
Well, I had the awesome luck of running across a pretty great homeschool tip during my first year of homeschooling.
I was in a homeschool Facebook group and a woman mentioned that she had finally gotten around to buying her homeschool mom uniform.
What was she talking about?!
The more I thought about it, listened to her advice, and looked at what she bought…I realized she was a genius! And I have been following her homeschool hack for the last 2 years!
I know for me it used to be, and I am guessing it is a pain for most moms out there.
I have too many clothes in my closet! And at the same time I have nothing to wear.
Here are the problems with my overflowing closet:
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Therefore, I have nothing to wear and I sit around in my comfy pajamas all day.
I know, right! Comfy pajamas are awesome!
Plus, I have a school to run – I can’t be spending all of this time looking for an outfit nobody is going to see anyways.
Well, in my first few months of homeschooling, I did discover there are a number of drawbacks to just choosing to not get dressed all day.
As I said, I just happen to read a Facebook post from a mom sharing a homeschool hack she had come up with on her own. She was annoyed to watch her husband dress quickly in his uniform every day as she floundered to pick something out.
She decided to buy 5 pairs of black leggings, and 5 tunic length tops in different colors – a homeschool mom uniform!
Every morning she got dressed in under 1 minute and was ready to walk out the door.
I loved the idea!!
Thankfully my husband understood because he is in the military and gets the benefit of wearing the same thing everyday.
Very soon, I purchased black leggings and several tunic length tops. As the seasons change, I just switched to legging capris and tank top tunics, or full leggings with long sleeved tunic tops.
This investment in my wardrobe has immensely streamlined my morning routine. Check out all these awesome benefits:
I am a big Amazon fan and love that they offer so many clothes with free returns. I do not have time to go shopping leisurely for clothes when my kids are with me. I find I am rushed and make poor decisions that way.
I have sent a number of things back, but these were keepers:
These leggings are amazing!! They are inexpensive, so soft, and durable. I can wear them in any season and they come in a bunch of patterns if you’re into that.
I have bought cheap leggings from Walmart (and Amazon) before and have always been disappointed in how they wear over time. Buy these and you will not be disappointed! Check out the reviews to see the 11,000+ people who convinced me!
This tunic top is such a winner! I have it in two colors! The material is nice and thick – not see through at all. I have received a number of compliments when I wear them.
This top appears a little dressier, but is still just as flowy, comfortable, and inexpensive as the other tops. My husband loves it and makes a comment every time I wear it. Note to self, must order in more colors.
I love this top and I have been meaning to get it in another color, but will wait until the weather starts to get cooler. Very flattering!
This is my go to top for the summer hot months. So easy to wear and just throw on. Looks great over leggings or legging capris too! Also comes in a zillion colors and patterns.
It is very easy to slip into wearing your pajamas or pajama like clothes when you are home a lot.
Don’t fall into that trap!
You are so incredibly blessed to be living in a time where leggings and tunic tops are in fashion and acceptable to wear just about anywhere.
Utilize this homeschool hack and take some time and look at your wardrobe and budget. See where you need to make some adjustments. It doesn’t have to be an all at once change – I bought mine over time so that it would fit in our budget (we’re kind of big on that).
I know you will love the freedom and ease that a “homeschool mom uniform” will bring!
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