Westshore Blog

Falling Into Routine

Summer is slowly winding down and that means back to school, back to routines, and back to reality for many of us. If the idea of meal prepping, planning activities, and sticking to a schedule sounds overwhelming, don’t panic. We’ve found a few must-haves to make it easier than ever to stay organized and on track.


Let technology help

We all have smartphones and tablets close at hand—why not put them to good use? Trade in your traditional agenda for a paperless app version and set digital reminders to alert you ahead of important deadlines. Have a smart watch, too? Get your alerts sent right to your wrist for at-a-glance updates. Make sure your data plan can do it all and chat with the teams at Telus, Virgin Plus, Freedom Mobile, or Bell to learn more.


Try easy meal hacks

Meal prepping is great but sometimes we just need something a little easier and a little faster. If portioning out a week’s worth of lunches or making salads in a jar just isn’t for you, don’t fret. Instead add things to your grocery list from Fairway Market that make your life easier—look for fruits and veggies that are already washed and ready to eat, cheese that’s already sliced, and deli sides that are an easy and delicious serve-and-eat option.


Create a car kit for on-the-go

Pick-ups, drop offs, carpool, commuting—we spend a lot of time in our cars. Create a convenient car kit with essentials you need while you’re on the road. Consider things like snacks, wet wipes and tissues, stain remover pens, a cord to charge your phone, deodorant, gum, and a notepad and pen to help you prepare for the unexpected and get back on track, and on the road. Get all your car size necessities at Shoppers Drug Mart and check out Winners for a cute travel bag to keep them in.


Be sure to visit us at Westshore and get ready for routines and a season full of fall fun!