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7 Things to Do in the Morning That Will Make Your Evening Easier

Working on a 9-to-5 schedule and trying to also have a life for yourself can be tough.  When you just think about things to do in the morning, I bet a headache strikes. I know that a lot of people are not morning persons (including me, in a way) but there are some things that, done in the morning, will make your evenings sooo much calming.

Related: Why Becoming a Morning Person is the Best Thing Ever

Needless to mention that if your mornings are pure chaos and you’re always in a rush, you’ll have to change that by waking up a little earlier than usual. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I always get a headache when I over sleep and leave in a hurry. Is it just me?

Things to Do in the Morning That Will Make Your Evening Easier

I discovered that early mornings are really nice and productive. I have to come home, after a long day, and find the sink full of dishes. Don’t you? Throughout time I noticed that little things I was doing in the morning were making my evenings easier. I got time to do more things or none – just chillin’.

things to do in the morning

1. Make your bed

This is something my Mum always told me to do as a child, but I never bothered. Now that I’m a little older, I understand why. An undone bad creates a messy looking room. Have you ever noticed how everything looks cleaner when the bed is done?

In this way you won’t have to return to a messy bedroom after a crazy day.

2. Open the window

Letting some fresh air into the house will not only help you feel more awake, but it will also change the atmosphere. Even if the windows will be closed for most of the day, the rooms will still smell a little better.

3. Wash the dishes

This is my favourite hack. I simply hate to come home to a sink full of dishes. Washing your breakfast dishes will keep the sink (almost) empty all the time and evenings won’t be spent doing dishes anymore. Another trick would be to also wash the dishes before you go to bed.

4. Quick cleaning

Cleaning the kitchen counter tops or the bathroom sink using maybe some wet wipes can sound a little too much for the mornings. But it will give that neat look that you’ll want to come home to. Clean them if they are dirty or if you feel like they could need a quick wipe.

5. Throw the garbage

Probably you already do that. But I wasn’t and since I recently discovered this, I thought I should mention it.

6. Tiny things

Before I leave, I take a couple of minutes to throw things like receipts, snacks packaging or any other tiny things that was left randomly around the house the night before.

7. Leave a treat

With all the extra effort you’ve put so far, you deserve a treat. Let a small treat in the kitchen that will welcome you when you come home. Here are some of my favourite ideas:

  • a mug and a tea bag to remind me to enjoy a nice mug of my favourite tea;
  • some fruits;
  • a note that I left something yummy in the fridge (cakes, smoothies, etc);
  • a carafe of infused water (preferably with raspberry for me).

Why doing all these?

Come on. It is SO nice to come home to a neat and clean house. You’re coming from work to more work at home. It shouldn’t be this way. Try doing this small things in the morning and let the evening be nice, peaceful and relaxing.

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  • I love making bed and open my window hihi


  • Mar

    I really wish I could get in the habit of making my bed every morning, but sadly it is not a priority. Making coffee is! lol Great list, thanks for sharing :)

  • Diana Luchin

    Yup, need to start from tomorrow. Today is kinda late :D

  • Lauren Falardeau Pariseau

    I definitely love climbing into a made bed rather than a mess of sheets and blankets! It takes so little time and is worth the extra effort.

  • These are such great ideas! I always set out a mug with some honey and a tea bag in already for when I get home from work. It’s a nice reminder to myself to relax haha

  • Making my bed is key for me to enjoy the day. It just makes me feel so much more put together!

  • We ALWAYS have to have dishes done before bed – house rule!

    Coming Up Roses

  • Madi Dodd

    These are such great things to do! I need to be better about doing them more consistently!

  • I’m in such a habit of opening windows when I wake up that I don’t even notice I do it anymore, but on the very rare occasion that I forget, I notice a difference in the stuffiness of the room when I return home from work. I also always intend to make my bed once I get up, but I usually sleep in too long and have to rush out aha. I notice a huge difference in my comfort levels when I do, though. x

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

  • Quick cleaning is a must! It helps to do a final run through before you leave so that you won’t have anything to stress about after work! I also love letting the light shine in when I wake up.

  • This makes me feel so on top of it! I do almost all of these every single morning. They’re all part of my routine the moment I wake up. It makes my day so much less stressful and more enjoyable.

    • You are on top of it! ??You go, girl!

  • Jordyn Upchurch

    Yes, yes, yes to opening the windows! I’m a teacher, so I have to be at work pretty early in the mornings. The first thing I love to do on these warm May mornings is to open my classroom windows and let it air out just a bit. The slightly cool, but still comfortable air is such a refreshing way to start off my mornings :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  • Allison Ellzey

    So much yes! I do some of these without realizing that it actually does make my day better!

  • I couldn’t agree with you more! I love coming up (and waking up) to a clean home! My tip is to always clean as you go! Once you finish breakfast/dinner, was your dishes so it isn’t there later or for the morning.

  • Jennifer Schmidt

    These are great things to do! I do almost every single one of these on the daily!

  • kathy

    Great advice. I find when I make my bed, clean up the dishes and wipe the countertops it is so much nice to come home to:-)

  • This is awesome advice… I especially like the idea of opening the window. It gets the air moving and keeps things fresh. Will definitely incorporate that into my morning routine!

  • Sushmita Thakare Jain

    Great advice, often focusing on the majors we lose the track of the daily basics ☺️ well said and glad you shared as it helps reconnecting points usually missed ??

  • These are very good tips. I love the idea of leaving a treat for yourself to come home to! Great idea!

    • Thanks, Kristin! Glad you like them.

  • I love that you talked about what to do in the morning so that your evening is easier. I usually read posts that are the opposite. These are all great ideas – I just need to get up earlier to actually do some of them! I’m usually running late and am lucky if I leave the house with pants on, never mind with the dishes done!

    • Haha, I just pictured someone running out the door with no trousers on! I’m glad you find these tips useful. I was really happy when I discovered them. Evenings should be about recharging for the next day.

  • I love these tips! I always just run out the door, but it would be nice to come home to a clean house.

  • Very nice tips. If we do these small things regularly in the morning then I think we will be relaxed & happy through out the day.


  • ella ryder

    Love these ideas! I’m all about making the most of my mornings ?

    Ella x


  • Neat! I should start some of these… I have started doing the bed though… but I need to do a better job of doing dishes (forget breakfast, usually my sink contains anywhere between 5-7 day worth of dishes… nasty ehh, I know).

    Maliha @ http://usualhabitat.com