LIFE with children can be challenging, so anything to help mornings run more smoothly is, no doubt, a god-send for most.
And busy mum-of-two Daisy Woods swears by a few simple things she does each day to create stress-free days, every day.
Mum-of-two Daisy Woods revealed six things she does to make morning stress-free
Posting on TikTok, the busy mum – whose boys are three and one – revealed there are six things she does to breeze through often-chaotic mornings.
In the clip, Daisy started by saying that she will ALWAYS put the dishwasher on the night before and will empty it first thing in the morning.
While it might not seem like much, having a clean kitchen with plates, bowls and cups ready to go means you start the day on a high – and that’s always a plus.
Next, the mum-of-two said that planning the kids outfits the night before helps speed things up in the morning, and all she has to do is “collect” them.
Daisy says putting the dishwasher on the night before helps free up the morningCredit: Tik Tok
She will also lay the boys’ clothes out for the next day, making them easy to grab in the morningCredit: Tik Tok
Daisey will pop at the morning essentials in a box and carry it around the house so the boys can “get ready” anywhereCredit: Tik Tok
Same goes for any “bits” she needs in the morning to get the kids ready, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, baby wipes and a hair brush.
Daisy will pop these essentials in a small box which she can easily move around the house so she can get them ready anywhere in the house – saving time.
Creating a kids’ “chore chart” though as been a “god send” for Daisy who said it keeps her three-year-old accountable for getting himself ready.
She admitted that her youngest still needs some assistance, but her oldest son can do simple tasks, such as brush his teeth and put his shoes on, without any help.
The kids’ chore chart is a “god send” for Daisey as it allows her three-year-old to easily get himself ready in the morningCredit: Tik Tok
Daisy also says meal planning helps things run more smoothlyCredit: Tik Tok
Daisy will usually plan out the activities for the day and write them on the blackboard for the kids to seeCredit: Tik Tok
The chart – which she hangs on the wall – lists each of the simple tasks, along with a tab hanging down for each.
When her son has completed that specific chore, he will fold the tab up – and when all tasks are complete, he will see “WELL DONE”.
What’s more, Daisy said that she will always try and meal plan as she finds it makes everything “less stressful”.
So too does “activity planning” which she writes on a wall-mounted blackboard.
By planning out the day’s activities, Daisy feels as though it runs more smoothly, and the kids can see what’s planned, too.
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