Get Ready the Night Before?
Have you ever found yourself rushing out the door? Have you ever been half way to your destination and realized that you are missing something that you will need? Many people find themselves in a rush (or panic) to get out of the door on time. Whether you are a busy parent rushing your kids out the door or whether you are a working professional trying to beat the daily rush hour, getting ready the night before can save you time and energy.
Top 10 “The Night Before “Jobs (in no particular order):
- Choose your clothing outfit (make sure you listen to or watch the news).
- Set any bags you will need by the door so you do not forget them.
- Take out any toques, mitts, boots that you will wear the next day.
- Set out keys and wallet/purse for a quick grab.
- Leave a post-it reminder on the door you exit with anything you may need to remember (i.e. Don’t forget lunch is in the fridge!)
- Make lunches the night before. This saves a ton of time and money!
- Plan ahead what breakfast you will have (eating a bowl of cereal does not take as much time as making French Toast).
- Make the coffee and set the timer to go off when your alarm goes off the next morning. You will be guaranteed hot coffee without having to wait in a drive-through line.
- Set your alarm for the right time. If it takes you 45 minutes to get ready, then ensure you are giving yourself at least 55 minutes.
- Ensure the clean dishes in the dishwasher have been removed. This allows for dirty breakfast dishes to be put in the dishwasher (instead of coming home to a sink full of dirty dishes after a long day’s work).
Have a great day!
by Sheri Bruneau
© 2010 Get It Together Inc.