It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of routines. What you might not know is that I’m naturally a very lazy person. Routines really help me stay on top of things in my home and not waste my time! I usually have an hour or so between the time I get home from work and when I need to start supper. My afternoon routine helps me to make the most of that time slot in my day, where I’d likely end up playing with the cats and snacking instead of getting things done!
My afternoon routine varies depending on the day, but here are the things I typically do in that hour before supper!
- Put away everything I brought home with me – my lunch, paperwork, mail or items from the store.
- Empty the dish drainer or dishwasher. It’s much easier to tackle supper cleanup when those things are empty!
- Choose my outfit for the next day. I iron anything that is wrinkled, then lay out my entire outfit from clothes to jewelry and shoes.
- Complete one chore – usually it’s either vacuuming or folding a load of laundry.
When I shared my evening routine last year, choosing an outfit was part of that list of tasks. I’ve moved it to the afternoon because I often try on what I’m going to wear the next day, and it makes more sense to do that while I’m changing clothes anyway! Routines are never set in stone. Sometimes I’ll find that a task works better in a different part of the day and wonder why I didn’t do it that way in the first place! 🙂
Do you have an afternoon routine? Is there an awkward part of your day that could use some order?