Are your mornings chaotic? If you find that you are always scrambling to get ready, it might be time to make some changes. All it takes to have a better morning is preparation the night before. Here are a few things you can do to make mornings go more smoothly.
Choose Clothing Ahead of Time
Add a clothing rack in plain sight of your bed. Put your clothes on the rack before you go to sleep. This will prevent you from rushing in the morning, and will also help you determine whether or not they need to be ironed. This can save you at least five minutes or more.
Remove Wrinkles from Clothes While You Shower
Sometimes, you may not even need to break out the iron and the ironing board. You can try to remove wrinkles by using steam from the shower. This solution works best for houses where multiple people shower because it takes approximately 15 minutes to remove wrinkles. Ensure that the clothes are in a place where water can’t get to them.
Create a Morning Playlist
Consider creating a morning playlist with upbeat songs from the time you wake up to the time you leave the house. You can then associate different songs with different morning tasks. Time how long it takes you to get ready and out the door one morning and create a playlist that matches up with that time. After that, you can fill it with music you don’t like to let yourself know that you are running late.
Leave Breakfast Items at Work
While you might need to prepare breakfast for others in the morning such as children, you might not allow enough time to make something for yourself. Consider leaving packets of oatmeal or granola bars at your desk so you can eat breakfast when you arrive at the office. This will help you save an immense amount of time in the morning.