Make Sunday Mornings Easier with this Simple Trick

I hope you all had a fabulous Halloween.  My kids scored their biggest candy stash ever with the help of their determined Dad and Uncle.  My little Medusa, Indiana Jones, Miss Universe, Iron Man and Lumber Jack were out until 9 at night scouring the neighborhoods for king size candy bars.  They couldn’t have had more fun if they had tried.

Today’s tip comes from many years of late-to-church experience.  If your family has a tendency to slide into the back row 10 minutes after the meeting starts – you may want to read on.

We have nine o’clock church each Sunday morning.  Now, if I were one of those Moms that spent Saturday night ironing white shirts and setting out shoes, that nine a.m. deadline probably wouldn’t be an issue for me.  But I’m not.  I love to squander my Saturday nights doing non-productive things like enjoying a late-night movies with my handsome husband.  The obvious result is a very sleepy Sunday morning where I hit the snooze button as many time as possible before crawling out of bed.  Consequently, I’ve had to come up with a few solutions to help my kids with get dressed for church in a hurry.  This one of my favorites…

I love to use these cheap pants hangers to hold church clothes.  Rather than keep all the elements of a church outfit in different places, I keep all the pieces together on one hanger.  In this case it’s my Son’s hanger – the clips hold his pants and shirt and the hook secures the belt and tie.  When Sunday morning rolls around he just grabs the entire hanger from the closet.  After church, he just snaps the clean stuff back on the hanger and tosses the rest in the dirty clothes (after I nag him a bit, of course).  I don’t have a picture but we use the same trick for the girls’ church outfits as well.

Trust me, if you’ve ever wasted time hunting down a clean pair of tights or searching for a belt under your son’s bed you should definitely give this easy trick a try.  Just thought I’d pass it on.


  1. You always have such helpful tips! I am going to make my son use this for his Scout uniforms with all the sashes & kerchief, etc.

    I use something similar for packing. I have them lay out a “clothes kid” on the floor so they make sure they have the shoes, belts, underwear, etc. Then I roll it up and put a rubber band around it and toss it into the suitcase. Voila! Instant outfit!

  2. This is a great idea which I am going to pass onto my daughter and daughter-in-law. I used to lay out church clothes on Saturday night when my four children were young and it does make all the difference in the world.

  3. But what do you do with shoes? That’s what we are always searching for.

  4. That looks like happiness on a hanger for my oldest son! Wouldn’t he just love to wake up to that and not have to battle it out with his little (bigger) brother for the only pair of black church socks to be found?! haha

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