Post written by Sherri Kruger. Follow me on Twitter.
Today’s Friday and I thought I would do something a little different. A very quick post with my tips for setting yourself up for a great weekend.
Doing just a few things can make all the difference in how much you enjoy your weekend. There’s a lot of things you can do in the space of about half an hour, maybe an hour, to get your house in shape in time to enjoy your weekend.
1. Start with laundry. Gather up all the clothes, bedding and towels and throw a load in. Make your bed with clean sheets and clear things from your dresser or nightstand. A decluttered, fresh space can be a lot more inviting and relaxing. And who doesn’t love sleeping in fresh sheets?
2. Give your bathroom the once over. Clean the sink, tub, toilet and faucets so they shine. People have a tendency of popping in on the weekend so it’s nice to have a freshly cleaned bathroom wish fresh linens, in case that happens.
3. Clean your kitchen counters off. I like to start the weekend with a clean slate when it comes to the kitchen. Finish up any last minute dishes that are hanging around or just chilling in the sink. It’s so nice to start the weekend with full cupboards of clean dishes and an empty dishwasher so we can clean as we go.
4. Empty your garbage bins. Self explanatory but really just empty the smaller bins in the kids rooms, living areas, bathrooms into larger bins in the garage or kitchen.
5. Reset the toys. If you have young kids pick up their toys and put them away to try and keep a handle on the clutter. Group toys together in their sets or just put similar toys together. If there are too many toys out and about take this opportunity to return some to storage in the kids closets, in the basement or outside. You’re weekend will be much more enjoyable when you aren’t tripping over toys or stepping on Lego! OUCH!
6. Give some thought to what you’ll eat. Think about breakfast, lunch and dinners on the weekend. Defrost any meat you may need ahead of time. This alone can save you a trip to a restaurant or ordering take out. Try assembling dry ingredients for pancakes, muffins or crepes for Saturday morning. Make some juice and cut up some fruit.
7. Plan an activity for each day. You don’t need to go out everyday but at least have some plans of what you can do throughout the weekend to curb boredom. Round up all the equipment or supplies you’ll need so it’s all ready to go.
How do you prepare for the weekend? Or is the weekend when you actually get stuff done?
Elsewhere this week:
I was interviewed by Sara of MommaJams on Wednesday. We had a really nice chat about New Year Resolutions, the importance of gratitude as a parent, as well as our thoughts on just being ourselves in the new year as opposed to striving for a “New You”. The interview is 10 minutes long so check it out if you have the time.
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My monthly column at Success Your Way is up today as well — The only two things you need to do to improve