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8 Ways to Speed Up Your Mornings

Here’s how you can save time in the morning without going mad.

A missed school bus. Forgotten homework. Arguments over outfits. Do all these sound unbearably familiar? Don’t worry, you’re not alone; almost all parents have experienced some frustration about their child’s morning routine.

Although mornings before you became a parent may have been hectic too, at least it was just YOU to sort out. Now? Well, young children especially can be a bit unpredictable, so sometimes the best-laid plans end up distinctly un… laid. But getting to school on time doesn’t have to be a manic battle against the clock with constant shrieking of “I said put your socks on!” Get the whole organised thing down to a fine(ish) art with these time-saving ideas for mornings with your little ones. Don’t stress – just try these strategies for bringing a bit of organisation and order back to your mornings.

  1. Pack the night before
    It may be your toddler’s swim kit or stocking the change bag, but anything that saves you running around playing ‘Find the sock’ first thing is a winner. Chances are it’ll also help you sleep more soundly if you know that’s sorted.
  2. Check the weather
    If you know you’re going to need boots and umbrellas, you can have them waiting by the door instead of at the back of the cupboard under your suitcases.
  3. Have an essentials bowl
    Place one on the kitchen counter or on the mantelpiece in your living room area for your keys, purse and travel card. And breathe.
  4. Get yourself ready first
    If you hear your baby babbling away happily in the cot while you’re half-dressed, don’t worry about finishing those shirt buttons or putting your tights on before attending to them. You know your bub’s safe and will be fine for a minute.
  5. Have an essentials bowl
    Place one on the kitchen counter or on the mantelpiece in your living room area for your keys, purse and travel card. And breathe.
  6. Prepare breakfast
    Lay the table with cereal and bowls the night before. If you can’t sit down yourself, graze and pick at your child’s food so you manage to have something.
  7. Keep a list
    Have a notebook on the kitchen counter where you can jot down to-dos that suddenly occur to you. If they’re not urgent, you can come back to them later instead of trying to sort them out when you’re in a rush.
  8. Work your makeup harder
    Bring your mirror into the kitchen so you can do your makeup while your child eats. And also embrace multi-purpose beauty buys. We’re talking tinted moisturiser and shimmer or balm that can be used on cheeks, lips and eyes.

And there you have it! We hope these eight steps will come in handy for you. How do you speed up your mornings? Comment below and let us know. 

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