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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Time Waster Time Saver Thursdays

This has been a crazy, wild, overwhelming week for me with Daddy out of town and 5 busy kids. This week I want to share with you one of my biggest time savers I use each and every day. It brings calm to my chaos.

Time Waster: Do your mornings consist of craziness, running around like a chicken with your head cut off, scrambling to beat the clock, HOPING just once you will be on time?? Or you wake up and you cannot remember where you need to be today or what needs to get done?

Time Saver:
Plan ahead the night before. Think about your mornings - what are you doing each morning that you could have done the night before?

First: Look at your calendar and see where you or your children need to be tomorrow. Look at your to-do list or make one so you know what things you need to accomplish the next day.

Second: Lay out everyone's clothes. Pack backpacks, diaper bags, sport bags and lunches. Put out the cereal bowls. Find the library books. Fill out the school field trip forms. Place everything (jackets, shoes, bags) that needs to leave with you or your children in the morning by the front door.

It is amazing how much less chaotic your morning and day will be with simple planning and preparation the night before.

Have a TIME SAVER tip - comment and share it with us.

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