These handy Sunday night hacks will help you prepare yourself and our family for the week ahead and will make your Monday morning that little bit better!
I hate the prospect of rushing around last minute trying to get things done. There are a few small things I’ve learned over the years to help me and family prepare for the week ahead, so we don’t end up scrambling to get ourselves organised. These small little Sunday night hacks can revolutionise your week and help you feel prepared as you go forward into whatever Monday holds.
- Get that iron out
Ironing is something that has to be done, especially if you have children’s school uniforms or smart work clothes. If you’re not sure what items need ironing or you’ve burned too many clothes for your liking, take a look at this handy guide to the dos and don’ts of ironing etiquette.
I can’t tell you how many times my husband or children have presented me with items to be ironed on Monday morning, so I’ve made a rule that the ironing always gets done on a Sunday. If it isn’t brought to me on time it simply won’t get done, saving both my time and my sanity.
- Sort last minute meal details
If you haven’t defrosted your meat by the time you come to cook dinner it’s likely that the whole meal will out the window, so make sure little things like this are checked off the list before you finish the weekend. You can also prepare your vegetables the night before – a hack that will earn you more time in the evenings to spend with your family and less time in the kitchen.
- Prepare packed lunches
Save time by preparing all of the lunches for the week at once. You may even choose to create a little factory line of preparation, encouraging the kids to join in too. Once everything is prepared, pop the food into the fridge and rest easy knowing you have one less job to do in the morning.
- Lay out uniforms and clothes
Get a handle on everyone’s school uniform on a Sunday night so that nobody is panicking that they’ve lost something come morning. If it does end up that some item has gone missing during the previous week, Tu at Sainsbury’s uniforms have everything from pants and pinafores to polo tops and plimsolls, all available to pick up from one handy School Shop. Have the kids lay their uniforms out on the top of their dressers, or hang them on the back of the door for easy convenience.
- Make sure book bags are packed
The last thing you want in the morning is to be frantically searching for that notebook or calculator. Have the kids get out their book bags the night before and make sure they are packed with everything they need. Your kids are the ones who know what’s meant to be in there, so have them pack it to avoid any Monday morning disappointment.
These five little hacks are sure to help you sail through your week with a lot less stress. What are your top tips for making weekday mornings as calm as they can be?
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