It’s easier said than done to make school nights easier, but with a little smart planning, it can be done. Here are a few 5-minute tasks that can totally transform the rest of your week!
Tips to make school nights easier
1. Plan outfits for the week
Make the schlep of getting dressed easier in the mornings by having everything ready to go. On a Sunday night, hang out outfits for you and the kids for each day of the week. This saves you a lot of time in the mornings.
2. Post the week’s menu
Planning and displaying your weekly menu can genuinely make school nights easier. It’ll also help deter complaining since the kids can see what’s for dinner.
3. Go through the backpacks
If there are day care forms or permission slips that need to be filled it, it’s best done on a Sunday night. This definitely isn’t something you want to discover at 6:50 a.m on a Monday morning.
4. Write your weekly to-do list
Sit down and map out your top five priorities for the week. Now delegate the things that other members of the household can do. This gives you a comprehensive idea of what needs to happen on which days and can save you loads of time.
5. Clean out your purse
You know all too well how easily your handbag can turn into a bottomless pit. And when it gets to that state, you waste SO much time searching for something like lip gloss in the dark abyss. Ensure you stay ahead of the mess by taking a weekly inventory and getting rid of anything you don’t need. Crumpled up receipts and pens that don’t work belong in the bin, not your purse.
6. Set your alarm
The alarm you wake up to in the morning is pretty important, but so are your other dives. If you need to be reminded to fill the coffee maker and set it so that it goes off before your morning wakeup call, do that before you chill out.
Whether you go for a run or read a chapter of your favourite book, it’s important to relax. You can even spend some quiet time in your garden. It’s amazing how powerful five or ten minutes can be to unwind before you have to get up and repeat the grind all over again.