Mornings at our house can be super stressful. We’re often in a hurry, stressed out, and in a bad mood. Last summer, when I was expecting Aubrey, I knew I needed to get a handle on our rough mornings before we were the parents of two!
I decided the easiest way to combat the rushed, stressed morning was to plan ahead as much as possible. The night before, we set out tomorrow’s outfit, pack lunches and pack school bags and bottle bags. We put any non-refrigerated items by the door so we won’t forget them. I even load the coffee pot and set out my coffee cup.
We’ve taken that a step further. When we first walk in the door in the afternoons, we immediately unpack dirty bottles, repack the bags, and repack the lunches. Doing this first helps me have plenty of time to remember something I may have forgotten, It also helps us to get the important things out of the way so we have more time for fun.
Eventually, I’d like to get even better at this and prepare lunch items on Sundays I can grab and toss in mine and my daughter’s lunch boxes. I’d like to plan all my outfits on Sundays as well, but this can be difficult in North Carolina with our fickle climate. There really isn’t a way I can prepare bottles in advance, though 🙂 I’ve decided there is no need to wait until she starts kindergarten in August- why not try now?
I’ll keep you updated as we try to get better at simplifying our daily routines. What do you do to simplify your daily routine?
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