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If my morning routine wasn’t hectic enough, daylight savings time doesn’t making any easier. I know I am not alone, so here are 5 tips to save time in the morning. Whether you have kids or not, these tips will help.
1.) Get up earlier.
Getting up 20 minutes earlier helps! Whether you forgot to do some of your prep the night before or if you find that someone “forgot” to do some homework, those extra minutes will save you!
2.) Plan what you’re wearing the night before.
To avoid the hunt for socks, matching shoes, the right slip, whatever you need to look put together gather everything up the night before. If you have kids, do it for them too. Otherwise you’ll be that mom at Gymboree with mismatched socks. True story.
3.) Stay “Unplugged”
As a blogger, this is really hard to do, but email and Facebook (etc) are such a time sink. I work from home so it’s easy to start working before I get the kids on the bus, but it’s too easy to realize it’s 5 minutes before bus time and lunches need to be packed.
4.) Gather up what you need the night before.
Just like clothes, make sure you have everything you need for the day. Pack lunches, briefcases, backpacks. It saves the last minute panic. In fact, If there is something you absolutely must take with you in the morning but are likely to forget (dry cleaning, a package you need to mail, snacks for your child’s school), put your car keys with it.
5.) Have breakfast ready.
If you are a coffee drinker, save time in the morning by preparing the coffee pot the night before. Whether you have a drip machine or a Keurig, it saves time by having everything ready.
Consider setting the breakfast table so everything is out and ready go to. This is especially helpful if you have kids.
If you run out of time and find yourself missing your own breakfast while you’re running out the door, do what I’ve been doing since college. Make sure you throw a Nutri-Grain cereal bars in your bag. They are a simple and quick breakfast for on the go. These bars are delicious and the perfect accompaniment to my tea. I will NOT be sharing.
Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars contain 4 grams of protein and a hearty combination of real fruit and whole grains. They are available at most retailers nationwide in boxes of five for a suggested retail price of $3.59.