No more Sunday Scaries! There are things to do on Sunday night that will help! As the weekend fun comes to an end, we turn our thoughts back to our weekly responsibilities. And as busy moms, the week ahead can feel like too much to handle. But, instead of feeling overwhelmed by your busy schedule, use Sunday night to prepare. A few simple tasks done on Sunday will make each weekday run a lot more smoothly for you and your family. You’ll wake up Monday morning feeling ready for anything!
1. Meal Plan
Yes, we get it, not everyone finds joy in weekly meal planning. And there’s no need set your dinner schedule in stone, but a loose plan makes things a little easier. Choose four or five meals that you know the whole family enjoys, and leave an extra night or two open for leftovers or eating out. The meals your choose don’t even need to be assigned to specific days – but at least you know what you’ll be making this week, while still having the flexibility to move things around as the week progresses.
2. Catch up on Laundry
There’s nothing worse than scrambling to find clothes for yourself or your kids on busy weekday mornings. Use Sunday to catch up on all the laundry for the week, and if possible, don’t think about it again until next weekend! School uniforms, sports jerseys, or your child’s favorite Friday outfit will all be ready to go and hanging in the closet. It’s just one less thing to worry about each morning.
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3. Go through school papers
A good way to deal with the wave of school papers you receive every week is to set aside anything that’s not urgent and deal with it on Sunday. Keep a bin on your kitchen counter or in the office, and each day throw all your kids’ school papers in the bin. Use Sunday to empty the bin so it doesn’t get too piled up. Sort through and decide what should be kept and filed and what can be thrown away. Starting each week with an empty bin will keep you from drowning in paperwork.
4. Update the weekly calendar
Whether you have a family calendar or personal planner, set aside a few minutes on Sunday night to update it and review your upcoming appointments. And consider writing down more than just doctor appointments, it helps to pin down specifics. Which days do you have a carpool? Which nights need a babysitter? What day does your child need to return their library book? The more details on the planner, the better your week will go.
5. Do a quick clean up
If you go to bed Sunday night with a clean home, Monday morning is not as daunting. Make it fun, crank up some music, get the kids involved, and do a power clean! The trick is to hit every room in the house. Get backpacks on their hooks, pick up clutter, wipe down the bathrooms, sweep the floors, and deal with the dishes. Everyone is happier when the house is tidy, especially mom!
A few things to do on Sunday night that will just take minutes but help to start your week off right. This will help you and your family be more organized and less stressed.