Our homes can be atrocious in the mornings during the school year.
Everyone is running around trying to pick out clothes, pack lunches, and catch buses.
It may seem as if you’ll never get your house under control and everyone out on time — but it can happen, mamas, I promise.
We have three tips to help you conquer the morning and get your house back in order.
1. Use The Night To Your Advantage
I know it may seem tedious to use your down time to work, but if packing snacks and picking out clothes the night before speeds up your morning routine, then so be it.
No need to spring clean the house, just simply pack the nonperishable items for snack and lunch at night while you don’t have to rush.
It will help to pick out clothes, socks, underwear, hair accessories, sneakers, etc. at night as well and lay them all out for easy dressing in the morning.
Do things such as sign permission slips, check over your child’s homework and school papers that came home that day, and pack backpacks so they’re ready with water bottles and whatnot for the next day.
Also, don’t forget to pack yourself up the night before as well. Get your lunch together, make sure you have everything you need in your purse, put your laptop in its bag, etc.
Not only will it make your morning smoother, but you’ll also be less apt to forget anything your kids may need for school, sports, or other extra-curriculars if you gather and pack everything while you’re not rushing.
2. Make It Routine
Find a routine that works for you and your way of doing things and keep at it.
Make it like second nature to get ready at night.
The more you do it, the easier it will become and it won’t seem like a chore but, rather, a handy way of making sure you have less headaches in the morning when time seems most scarce.
3. Like Clockwork
If you find it necessary, consider moving your clocks ahead twenty minutes or so, even if it’s just your own clock and not your kids’.
You’ll be floored at how much time an extra twenty minutes feels like in the morning, especially if you have it to yourself to get things in order or enjoy a cup of coffee.
You’ll be calmer when it comes time to waking your family up, you’ll have time to gather your thoughts, and you’ll have time to make sure that you give your kids an extra kiss before sending them out the door.
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