Learn the most important habits that should be included in your Sunday Reset routine and how to put them together to set yourself up for a less-stressed week ahead.
One of the biggest ways to stay organized doesn’t actually involve buying containers or slapping labels on every bin in your house. It’s setting daily and weekly routines to stay on track, keep your home tidy, and avoid that feeling of lack of control. I talk a lot about Routines here on my blog.
First things first, a morning and evening routine are the most important, so if you don’t have those in order yet, you should start there before jumping into a Sunday Reset. But if you’re already rocking your mornings and evenings (or rocking-ish), here’s how to add a Sunday Reset to your weekend to make your week more organized.
The Key Elements Of A Sunday Reset
If you turn on a YouTube video of someone doing their Sunday Reset, you’re going to see 30 straight minutes of them doing a ton of work. Before you check out right then and there, let me pull you back to reality…that’s a video made to share inspiration. They aren’t really doing 8 hours of work every Sunday, they’re just showing you ideas of what you can do. Don’t feel like you have to do 100 things. You really just need five-ish.
So what should be a part of a Sunday Reset? In my personal opinion, there are five key elements of what you need to do on Sundays to set yourself up for an organized week ahead.
- Restock something you use on a daily basis
- Disinfect something that gets touched frequently
- Decluttering something that piles up easily
- Performing some kind of safety check
- Planning your week and clarifying priorities
Creating Your Sunday Reset Routine
I know the list above is very vague, and it’s that way for a reason. We all live very different lives, have different sizes of families, work different jobs, and have varying needs. A Sunday Reset Routine is super specific to you and your family, so take a little time to craft something that will work for you. And don’t be afraid to change it up if it doesn’t work out.
I suggest coming up with your first draft of a Sunday Reset using either my personal routine (below) as a guide, or downloading the free list of 50 Sunday Reset ideas I created. You can pick any five items from that list and roll with it for a few weeks, then switch it up if needed. To get that list, just click here and enter your email address and I’ll send it right over.
My Personal Sunday Reset Routine
If you don’t want to do the work of planning out a routine, you are more than welcome to copy mine for now and adjust it later. This is the same routine I’ve been following for years and it really makes a huge difference for myself and my family.
I Do These Five Things Every Sunday:
- Stock toilet paper in all bathrooms + coffee pods in my kitchen and studio.
- Disinfect my computer keyboard, mouse, and tv remotes.
- Empty all trash cans in the house, including bedrooms, bathrooms, studio, & garage.
- Identify my priorities for the week and plug all the steps needed to make them happen in my planner.
- Test smoke detectors and alarm system.
Learn More About Building Routines
I recently taught two classes at Haven Conference on building effective routines to get your home and life more organized. You can check out this post which answers some of the most common questions I was asked during those classes. And be sure to follow me on Instagram @lelaburris because I talk about Routine building very frequently.