If you have children going to school, you know how crazy mornings can be as you try to get everyone ready and out the door on time.
For those who find this to be a constant struggle, you might want to consider making some changes to the way you have your home set up so that everyone can find it easier to function in the morning and take care of all the necessary things before school starts.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways to set up your home for easy school day mornings.
Make Bedrooms A Haven For Sleep
Part of what can make school mornings so chaotic is getting everyone out of bed and moving. One reason why this may be happening is because your kids aren’t getting enough restful sleep each night. Luckily, you can fix this by making their bedrooms a haven for restful sleep.
To make your children’s bedrooms the perfect place for them to get enough sleep each night, take measures to ensure that the room stays dark, cool, and quiet. Additionally, many kids wind up going to bed far later than their bodies need. So if your kids are consistently tired in the morning and you have a hard time getting them up and going, consider getting them into bed earlier at night and ensuring that their room is primed for great sleep.
Create A Charging Station
The last thing you want to worry about in the morning is a device not being charged that needs to be brought to school. Additionally, you don’t want your kids staying up too late playing on their devices when they should be sleeping.
To address both of these problems at once, you may want to set up a charging station in a common space of your home that’s close to where your kids get their backpacks or lunches ready for school in the morning. This way, the devices will be out of their bedrooms at night, they’ll be all charged in the morning, and they’ll be in a convenient place to pack into the bags if they need them at school the next day.
Make It Easy For Kids To Help Themselves
Although your kids might need tutors to help them through school, from a very young age, your kids should be learning how to get themselves ready for school in the morning. So if you’re still doing everything for your kids, from waking them up to making their breakfast, consider how you can start delegating more and teaching them how to be more independent in the morning. This could include doing things like getting them alarm clocks, moving food and dishes to a level they can reach, and having spaces where they can keep their shoes and backpacks for easy exits.
If you want school mornings to go smoother in your home this year, consider implementing some of the household changes mentioned above.