My Morning Routine (Part One)

There is comfort in routine. When I move through my morning chores in the same way every day, I can be assured that everything is getting done efficiently, that I am not missing anything, and that I am doing a good job managing the home for my family. I know it’s an old fashioned concept, taking pride in managing a home with skill, but I truly enjoy it.

Every morning I get the kids off to school and then I head upstairs. I make the bed and pick up any stray clothing in the master bedroom. If the furniture needs dusting or the mirror needs cleaning, I do it then.

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Then I head into the upstairs family room and tidy up in there.

 

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The leather sectional is easy to wipe down. I dust the furniture if needed and corral all the controllers and games that the kids may have left out.

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Knick-knacks tell a story about your family and are a way to express creativity, but they need to be dusted now and then!

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In the other half of this oversized family room I have carved out a space for myself. I haven’t done much sewing lately, so this area doesn’t need much maintenance.

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Sometimes the girls are tired and want a morning nap. They share a bed in the family room. I’m working on a mattress solution for them- they’ve chewed up several already.

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I clean up the master bath, gather up any dirty laundry to bring downstairs with me and get my work done on the main level.

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I start in the living room, usually with the tv on to keep me company. I have to vacuum this room daily, since the dogs seem determined to bring most of the yard inside with them.

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Again, a quick dusting where needed.

In the kitchen I empty the dishwasher and load any dirty dishes from the morning rush.

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Because family and friends tend to enter through our garage, I try to keep the kitchen bright, clean and welcoming.

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I sweep the kitchen and the main floor bath and wipe down the counters in the bathroom. Then it’s time for a break with my feet up while I check email and read some blogs.

If I have a busy day planned, that’s it for morning chores. If I’m staying home, I will keep going- I’ll share what that looks like in part two.

See you soon!

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About jennifer@contentmentathome.com

♥ Christian wife, momma and keeper of the home. Blogging favorite recipes, home decorating, crafting and snippets of family life at contentmentathome.com, where we believe home should be your favorite place in the world. ♥
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