Streamlining the Morning Routine

Streamlining the Morning Routine

Janie Lee
Sep 23, 2009

It's our first year of preschool and we made it through the first week with little drama. To keep things running smoothly, we've instituted a new way of organizing our preschoolers outfits to minimize time spent digging through drawers and closets. What's our tip?

We pre-package our outfits. We got this great tip from this previous post about organized trip packing, but have adopted it for every day. On laundry day, we spend a few extra minutes putting clothing separates together as outfits and package them into ziploc bags. Instead of labeling them by days of the week, we organize them in batches - warm weather (shorts and short sleeves); cooler weather (shorts and long sleeves); and cold weather (pants and long sleeves). In the morning we check the weather report and then goto to the right drawer and pull out a bag and voila! Instant outfit. Then we store the ziploc bags into a bin next to the laundry to be used again for a clean outfit. When autumn really sets in we'll dispense with the warm weather clothing and life will be even more simple.

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