When Vera started 1st Grade in September our mornings had to get started 30 minutes earlier than in the past. I didn’t want to have to wake the kids up any earlier than necessary, so I evaluated how we were doing things and tried to make things more efficient.
I thought that this was already pretty efficient, but this school year we have even taken that a step further. In the morning instead of having the kids open their closet to take out their clothes, we pull everything out the night before. Our 3 little ones in preschool and kindergarten also have to take an extra change of clothes (which makes for even more laundry each day…AAHHH!!!), so this includes preparing their backpacks with a clean set of clothes.
By knowing that we have prepared their clothes and backpacks the night before, we are able to eliminate more stress from our mornings so that things flow smoothly and quickly enabling our kids to get as much sleep as possible before the school day starts.
How do you simplify your mornings to help you get out the door in time with as little stress as possible?