Makeover Your Evenings: Day 2 – The Ideal Evening

Welcome to Day 2 of the 14 day Makeover Your Evening course from the MoneySavingMom, Crystal Paine.

Today’s project is to write down all the things that together would create a perfect evening, and then narrow down the list to the top five priorities. In a quick “brain dump” fashion, here is everything I would like to get accomplished between the hours of 5pm (when I return from work) and 10:30pm, when I would ideally go to bed:

Make/eat supper

plan tomorrow’s breakfast and supper

clean kitchen

tidy up the house (I have a tendency to leave little piles wherever I am. This habit will help prevent that)


brain dump list for tomorrow



read with Tristan

My top 5 priorities for the evening would be as follows:


clean kitchen

brain dump


read with Tristan

In this season of our lives, I crave routine, peace, and steady progress towards our personal goals. When I let myself focus on anything else, I find myself in a space of chaos and I stress myself out. I’m going to write these priorities on our chalk board under my “why.” This will help me choose my top “yes” activities and know that I am doing what is best for my family.

If you are following along, comment below with your top 5 priorities!

2 thoughts on “Makeover Your Evenings: Day 2 – The Ideal Evening

  1. I wrote out a routine last night — I’ve been functioning in survival mode recently too. Having to do laundry and wash dishes in the morning before I could get dressed and serve breakfast was a bit of a wake up call 🙂 My priorities right now (for after supper and bedtime, roughly 8:30-10:30) are:

    Special time with Erich 😉
    Table and counters cleared, floor swept
    Breakfast prepped, supper planned
    To do list, plan for the next day
    A show or reading with Erich (usually while Alasdair nurses after waking up screaming…but not forever, right?!)

    Miss you, friend!

    1. I miss you too, Rebekah! I’m so excited we are working on our evening routines forever! 🙂

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