When daylight savings begins this Sunday, a lot of non-morning people have a hard time. Although most nine-to-fivers have the day off to recover, many people work on Sundays and need to be on time and productive. Even if you have the day off, sometimes the effects of a new routine linger throughout the week. Sleeping in on Sunday might just delay the schedule shake-up and hit you on Monday morning instead. To combat sleepy eyes and a week with extra yawns, here are three of our favorite tips from Goodwill Industries International for making the wake up a little less brutal.
Thrift yourself a gift to make Sunday morning special. A cute new sweater, like this Sunday one paired with a coffee-themed T-shirt found in a Goodwill Easter Seals (Minneapolis) store, would do the trick! Hang it up for now, and when you can finally pull that comfy knit over your head on the first morning of the time change, you might not even notice that you lost an hour of sleep. Follow us on Instagram so you can rush down and snag cute scores as soon as they come in and stay on top of sales to earn your own daylight savings.
Does anyone else need a little extra caffeine to make up for that lost hour? This dreamy spring-inspired tea set combination is perfect for starting your Sunday off right. The vintage style and floral prints are a must-have for any tea lover, but don’t forget the magic of paint to bring any #GoodwillFinds a style update! With new donations coming into Goodwill stores every day, you won’t be bored by the variety and always have plenty of inspiration.
Another challenge that comes with daylight savings, as parents will know, is the change in routine for little ones. Until kiddos can tell time, they rely entirely upon their body’s clock, which, unfortunately, doesn’t get the memo about daylight savings. Settling down while the sky is still light may be tricky, but Rhoda of the blog Southern Hospitality shared a nursery makeover that included Martha Stewart curtains found at Goodwill! They originally weren’t quite long enough for baby Jack’s window, but with a panel of fabric added to the bottom, his mom customized them to perfectly match the room while providing a stylish way to ease him into the time change.
Goodwill organizations generate opportunities for people to build brighter futures for themselves and their families, even without an extra hour of daylight, and you support that mission every time you shop at or donate to your local store. So instead of feeling bummed out by the extra early morning this week, make it an occasion to celebrate. Happy thrifting!