For me, Sunday night is not that relaxing. The weekend is over and the thought of a new working week is looming and the Sunday night blues kick in. Sunday nights are such a rush to get school uniforms sorted and homework finished before Monday arrives.
I’ve written posts before with tips on getting stuff done and being an organised mum to make life a little bit less stressful. Both of these will help you to have an easier week, but there are also some Sunday tips to help prepare you for a new week…
Sort out a week’s worth of clothes and uniform
Make sure the kids have enough school uniform for the week so you don’t have to do laundry during the week. If you have a ‘work wardrobe’ make sure you also have your clothes planned out for the week. Don’t forget to check the weather too!
Get sports kits ready
If your kids have after-school activities during the week make sure all football kits, swim bags and the like are ready and bags are packed. Ferrying kids to their clubs after school is a rush as it is so having all kits and equipment ready will save you some time.
Put away the laundry
Ironing and putting away clean clothes means you’re not rooting around for socks or underwear before work in the morning. Everyone will have what they need and you can get out the door on time.
If you take lunch to work or the kids’ have packed lunches, plan what everyone’s going to have for the week so you know if you’ll need to go to the shops to get any supplies.
Sort your calendar
Write down all appointments, after-school activities and meetings for the week on a calendar, in a diary or add to your phone. As well as making sure you haven’t forgotten any events it will help you to plan what kits or paperwork you need for each day.
End your weekend by taking some time to yourself once the kids have gone to bed. Have a bath, read a book, watch Netflix, whatever it takes to unwind and have a stress-free end to your weekend.
Get an early night
Try not to stay up too late on a Sunday night, it’s hard enough to get up on a Monday morning as it is! A decent amount of sleep on a Sunday night will set you up for a new working week.
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What are your tips to get ready for Monday morning? Do you think any of these will help you to have a more organised week?