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25 Evening Routine Ideas for Moms

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When you create your evening routine checklist, you need to think ahead to the next morning. What can you do the evening before that will set yourself up for success the next day?

I used to wake up to a sink full of dishes! In order to eat breakfast I had to dig through a sink full of dirty dishes so that I could wash a bowl for my cereal.

One day, I finally had enough of doing this every day. So the first evening routine idea that I added to my checklist was to wash the dishes every night after supper.

Then I added to the checklist.

Now, I’ve added a few other key things to my evening routine which help me practice self care and progress in my business.

Before you create your evening routine checklist, I want to warn you about routines. First of all, routines shouldn’t make life more difficult. Instead, routines should make your life easier by putting certain every day things on autopilot.

That way you get those important tasks done, and are able to meet a friend for coffee unexpectedly.

Evening Routine Ideas

Before making an evening routine ask yourself these questions.

  • What does your family need in the morning?
  • What household tasks need to be done each evening?
  • What are you doing in the morning that you could be doing the night before?
  • What self care habits do you need to do before bed?
  • What time do you need to be in bed in order to get enough sleep?


Household Evening Routine Ideas

  • Wash dishes
  • Wipe down countertops
  • Sweep kitchen
  • Clean dining room
  • Put laundry away
  • Quick tidy up of main living spaces
  • Pack lunches
  • Set out breakfast
  • Make a to-do list for the next day

Self Care Evening Routine Ideas

  • Brush teeth
  • Floss teeth
  • Wash face
  • Mousturize face
  • Apply lotion
  • Apply chapstick
  • Read
  • Time with husband
  • Journal
  • Stick to a bedtime

Kid’s Evening Routine Ideas

  • Put away toys
  • Pack lunches
  • Pack school bags
  • Lay out clothes and shoes for the next day
  • Put on pajamas
  • Brush teeth
  • Go potty


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