To some of you this post may seem a bit silly – getting dressed in a Homemaking 101 Series?? Well, to some of us moms being home can get us in a rut of spending the day working in our pajamas. Been there. Done that. I remember hiding quietly while someone knocked on the door because we were still in our pajamas. Yep, not very proud moments of my life but they taught me a lesson. Get dressed!!!
This post is simple and to the point. Figure out how you can get up and dressed everyday (illness and special circumstances are excused. Although even when I’m sick, showering and getting dressed just seems to make me feel a bit better). This may be a bit more of a challenge if you have littles underfoot but make it happen. It’s a good example to your children, you will work more productively if you are dressed for the job at hand and your husband will really appreciate it!
Since I’m a list maker, let’s look at benefits and some tips to help you make it happen:
-Shower first thing in the morning or shower in the evening after the kids go to bed if morning showers are too hard.
-Lay your clothes out the night before
-If you wear make-up put it on when you get dressed in the morning
-Style your hair (I have shoulder length hair and love using these rollers (affiliate link alert). They help me to style my hair in minutes a day because I can get other things done while my hair is cooking.)
-You work more productively when you’re dressed. You have the most important job in the world moms so why not be dressed for it!
-Put on a pretty apron (affiliate link) to work. It does make me feel like I’m getting dressed for a job plus it protects my clothes :).
-You will be ready to greet whoever pops over to visit.
-It’s a great example to your children to get up and ready for the day.
-If you have any errands to run, you will be ready to go
-Last minute call from a friend for coffee or a play date and you can just head out the door 🙂
-Tidy up again before your husband comes home. Brush your hair and teeth. Touch up your make up and tidy your outfit. Be ready to greet him with a big hug and kiss when he comes home.
Get dressed everyday (unless you’re really sick). Pretty simple. As the ad says, “Just do it”. It should already be part of your morning routine from last week. Any tips or thoughts please share with us in the comments.