Generally, once I hit wind down mode, housework stops. It’s all about calming down, saying prayers, and hitting the hay. Problem is, wind down mode can come before the house is tidy enough for me to go to bed. when that happens, my mornings can be a big chaotic. So here are my three tips for a better morning, that need to be done tonight:
- Run the dishwasher: If I do it tonight, then we won’t be scrambling for dishes at breakfast. I’ll also have less to clean later. The dishwasher is already full so if I run it in the morning, then I’ll still have breakfast dishes to clean up. Plus if I run it tonight, maybe a nice little birdie will unload them in the morning before I do…maybe.
- Put away the laundry: Ugh laundry isn’t a problem for me until it comes time to fold, hang, and put away. But if I don’t do this tonight, then I’ll be scrambling for underwear and matching socks in the morning. It’s best to just do it.
- Check the schedule: I love lists, schedules, meal plans, and all things that keep me organized. Because of that, I keep binders full of plans. It helps to know what is going to happen in the day ahead, ahead of time. I’ll know who needs me, when; where I need to be, when; the phone calls that need to be made and the things I need to pick up at the store. Having a basic idea of the plan helps me stay on task.
Sure, it’s easy to write what I need to do, but to execute it is another story. As I write this, I see a laundry basket nagging at me. Well, I guess I’ll take my own advice tonight.
In the comments below, let me know what your nightly tips are for a smoother morning.
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