Tackle It Tuesday — Tips for Tackling Morning Madness

by Janice

Tackle it Tuesday

What time of day is most stressful for you? When does your To Do List seem most overwhelming?

For me, the morning madness of getting my day started and getting my kids dressed, fed, and in the van to drive to school is my worst time of day. I have to admit, I regularly lose my cool trying to get my son ready on time.

As I told you in last week’s Tackle it Tuesday, Scrubbing Bubbles is helping ease busy mom’s morning madness by, not only helping us clean our bathrooms faster, but having them stay cleaner longer, (check out my video tackle from last week!) with their Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean™ Power Sprayer.

Yes, looking at a clean bathroom in the morning does make my whole day feel a little bit better — and takes one big thing off my To Do List.

But I also employ a few more strategies to make minimize my morning madness…

Let’s Share our TIPS!

Clean bathroom or not — I am still not a morning person.

For my sanity, I need to keep a tight rein on our morning schedules or things can go out of control.

So, I thought it might be fun if, along with our tackles, we share our Minimizing Morning Madness tips.

I know you have them!!! How do YOU make your mornings run smoothly?

tt-mm-giftbasketTell us and you could WIN a gift basket containing Scrubbing Bubbles and other essentials.

No purchase necessary, For official rules click here.

In our Tackle it Tuesday post either this week or next week, add your tips to the comment field.
In my Tackle it Tuesday post on April 6, I will announce the random winners.

I can’t wait to get some great ideas from all of you about how to beat back the Morning Madness.

Here are a few of my Minimizing Morning Madness Tips:

  • Plan ahead: Make a to-do list the night before and complete as many activities as possible to minimize morning stress. For example, I have my kids shower the night before and lay out their clothes. I sign any school forms and put them in my son’s backpack before I go to bed.
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  • Enforce a routine: To streamline the morning rush, establish a regular routine. I have regular check points for my son so he keeps on schedule.
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  • Make cleaning convenient: To ensure that cleaning products are at your fingertips when you need them, purchase three or four of your favorite cleaning products at once. I keep one bottle in each bathroom for easy access so I can do quick clean ups and avoid procrastination. (Remember to keep cupboards locked if you have little ones!)

What are YOUR tips? Tell us and you could WIN! No purchase necessary For official rules click here.

In our Tackle it Tuesday post either this week or next week, add your tips in our comment section. In my Tackle it Tuesday post on April 6, I will announce the random winners.

Your Turn…

What are YOU tackling this week? Link up show off…

This is the regular Tackle it Tuesday Linky – you don’t have to have posted any Morning Madness Tips, just your regular tackle post.

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Mck Linky below!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

(It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Scrubbing Bubbles® on 5 Minutes for Mom. For more information about Scrubbing Bubbles®, visit www.scrubbingbubbles.com.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom co-founder Janice.

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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