Even with all of the technological advances designed to make life easier, there are times when the best-laid plans and well-designed schedules get interrupted or side-lined. It's good to have a backup plan or a plan B as it's often referred to that can ease the stress and semi-panic that can occur when things get a little crazy around the house. There are several strategies and plans that can get you through whacky, unplanned or unexpected issues.
Overcoming Time Issues
You may have developed what seems to be the perfect morning routine that assures everyone gets out of the house on time and they have everything they need for the day with them. Forgetting to set the alarm, sleeping through the alarm, a minor accident that requires attention, pets that won't cooperate with the schedule and numerous other things can derail your perfect morning routine. You can be more prepared for morning delays by keeping grab-and-go breakfast foods and food for the kid's lunch box readily available. Having everyone's wardrobe assembled before going to bed at night is also a great time-saver. Designating a place for everyone to keep the items they need to leave home with and making sure everything is there before going to bed can prevent last minute, time-consuming searches.
Holidays, Special Days and Gifts
Keeping a list of the people you need to buy gifts for throughout the year can help you be prepared for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Buying gifts in advance is a great way to be prepared. However, there may still be times when the need to buy a gift sneaks up on you. Having a go-to source for gifts can eliminate the stress of deciding where to shop and what to buy. A jim shore figurine is an example of a gift that is sure to delight the recipient, whether it be a child or adult. The diversity of the collection makes it a viable option for gifts. It's also a great resource for decorative home décor.
There's no absolute guarantee that your most perfect plans won't be disrupted by something beyond your control. Having a backup plan can relieve some of the stress you would be dealing with if you didn't have a plan B.