6 Things I Do Every Night That Make Mornings A Breeze

I have been on my organising journey for about 5 years now. Over this time I have discovered that there a few things I can do each night that make my day run so much smoother and allow me to keep the house a lot tidier. These tasks are nothing special, they are not even huge jobs but they are things that make a massive difference to my mornings with very little effort.

So here they are 6 things I do each night to make my mornings easy.

School Bags, Lunches and Clothes

Now my kids are only young but they do attend pre-school twice a week. I always make their lunches and pack their school bags the night before. I also lay out their outfits including shoes and socks. This makes getting them ready so much easier and we are no longer tearing the house up searching for lost shoes.


Do the dishes every single night. Load the dishwasher throughout the day and as you’re cooking dinner. Once you have finished dinner, put the last of the dirty dishes in and start the cycle. Hand wash any large pots or non dishwasher safe items and let them dry over night in the sink. There is nothing better than waking up to a clean and tidy kitchen.


I take 5 minutes to put the dirty clothes in the hamper, pick up the towels and hang them on the hooks, hang the bath mats over the shower screen to dry. I then get disinfectant wipes and quickly wipe over the basin, vanity and toilet.


I put a load of laundry in the washing machine and set the timer to start at 6am. By the time I have woken up and had my coffee the first load has finished.

Tidy Up

Once my kids are asleep I take the time each night putting everything away where it belongs. The toys go in the toy box, DVD’s and books go back on the shelf and any other items lying around go back where they belong. Some nights this takes 15 minutes other nights it takes 45 minutes but waking up to a tidy clutter free space just puts me in a good mood right from the get go.

Handy Tip – This is so much easier if you have a place for everything. We have a modest home so we only keep what we have room for, therefore everything has a place to call home and it’s much easier put things away quickly.

Tomorrows To-Do List

Every night before I go to bed I sit down and jot down a list of things that need to be done the following day. When I wake up in the morning I know exactly what needs to be done and I’m able to jump right in.

Although I love organising, being super organised in my daily routine it is not something that has come naturally. I have had to work at it and to be honest I continue to work at it. These are techniques that I have tried and put into place and let me tell you they work! Over time, these little jobs that I “forced” myself to do, have just become habit. They work amazingly well for me and I urge you to give it a try just for one week and see how well they can work for you.

I promise you won’t look back!


8 thoughts on “6 Things I Do Every Night That Make Mornings A Breeze”

  1. I enjoyed your post. It is nice to see how others organize their life and home. I try to get things done the night before as well including packing lunches and doing dishes. I also like to lay out a few books and toys next to my daughter’s crib while she is sleeping so she can play with them when she wakes up in the morning. That always give me an extra 30 minutes to take a shower and get ready before I go and get her.

  2. These are great ways to prepare for the next day. I think it is important to get set up the night before so you can have a smooth morning. Keep up the great work here and live unstoppable!

    1. Thank you so much.
      It is especially important to be prepared when you are trying to get children out the door. We all know that is a feat in itself without looking for bags, shoes, jumpers and drink bottles etc. thanks for stopping by the blog 🙂

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