Organizing Morning Routines
It’s a new week and a great time for checking how our morning organizing routines are going.
One of my most important daily home organizing routines, for an enjoyable morning, happens the “night before”.
This is the time of the day, right after dinner, while the boys are in the shower, when I organize the kitchen and get things done, so when I wake up for a new day, things are all lined up and I’m a happy camper!
So here are my simple organizing tips on getting your mornings easier and who knows, stress free. (hey with kids & work to juggle we might as well smile, right?)
Simple steps for a morning routine:
1. Clean up the sink and counter
Get everything in the dishwasher, ready to go. If you wash your dishes, five minutes of drying and putting away will give you a clean counter top and a smile of satisfaction the next morning. I guarantee! Wipe your counters with your favorite spray. I use Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day and I love all the scents of this line. A clean, clutter free kitchen counter is a half-way organized kitchen!
2. Quick Pick-ups
Use a pick-up vacuum to clean the floors and mop it every 2 days – or as needed.
3. Set the Table For Breakfast
In my case, spoons, bowls and containers with cereal and I’m set. The boys are big helpers and love to wake up – usually before I do and just grab the milk to enjoy their breakfast.
Set your coffee-maker with filter, coffee and water and when I wake up, it’s ready. Even before having a programmable coffee maker, I used to have it ready and on the push of a button I had my coffee.
4. Get The Lunches Ready
Do you prepare school lunches? I do and we know how hectic it can get in the morning, so make sure the kids bring the lunch boxes after school to the kitchen. Now prepare everything you can do ahead of time, like sandwiches, snacks, boxed drinks and get it organized and out of the way. Keep the refrigerated items in the fridge, but all together and ready to go. If I send cheese sticks, ketchup, hot-dog, then I place it all together in a small box in the fridge.
5. Are You All Packed?
Lastly, make sure the back packs are ready with homework, signed papers and that jackets, hats and shoes are also in place.
All this takes me 30 minutes to get done, and I can tell you, it’s all worth it!
The perks of a morning routine?
We get to enjoy our morning coffee or whatever your morning ritual is without rushing, without stressing ourselves and everyone around us.
We get to enjoy our kids and are able to focus on the good things, how sweet and yummy they are, instead of being on a battle with them.
Do you have a morning routine? What are your biggest hurdles? Leave your comments in the comment section below!
Looking forward to having your household chores planned and organized?
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- Your Big Picture-Goal Setting
- Daily Chores Checklists
- Weekly Chores Checklists
- Monthly Chores Checklist
- Yearly Chores Checklists
- Get Ready for the Week Checklist