- Bring in everything from car – I tend to leave fast food trash, coffee cup, etc in my car for weeks if I don’t make a point to get it out!
- Sort car junk – dirty dishes to the dishwasher, trash to the can, drugstore purchases to the stairs to be brought up with you…stuff like that.
- Go upstairs (I know we don’t all have stairs) to put gym bag, purse, etc in their places.
- Change/start laundry loads
- Make dinner
- Open/sort mail – file papers
- Pack lunches for next day
- Eat dinner! YUM!
- Do dishes / run dishwasher
- Wipe stove & counters
- Scrub and polish sink – this is a tip from the FlyLady. She says her shiny sink every morning makes her happy. I say scrubbing all remnants of food bits out of it keeps it from stinking!
- Tidy kitchen & living room areas (or hot spots – where ever you and your family spend the most time and therefore making messy)
- Weekday chore – I will do the chore assigned to me on my calendar for this day.
- Fold laundry – I have decided to try and do some laundry every day. It is so much easier to put away 1 load of laundry then 5. When it gets that big it looks daunting and I keep putting it off.
- Pack gym bag for next day
- Lay out clothes for next day. – seems silly but you won’t be pondering your closet in the morning when you’re trying to get out the door or pick something out just to find it needs ironing.
- Get ready for bed (whatever you do)
- Change laundry loads again – I aim to keep laundry going constantly!
- Check to-do lists – see what you accomplished, see what you missed
- Relax – read a book; watch T.V. or just crash and go to sleep (my personal favorite)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Evening Routine
I will start with explaining my evening routine. The routines are designed to become habit and include your daily chores. I am starting with the evening because it sort of sets you up for the next day and your morning routine.