Hunting for a tie or that one dress you’ve picked out to wear today, whilst battling an avalanche of folded jumpers falling down, or jamming your fingers in a dodgy drawer. It’s a scene familiar with many of us. But how can you combat this and streamline your morning to avoid stress and get ready quicker? Here are our 5 top tips for tackling the morning rush:
Have a good wardrobe system fitted
Having good-quality, well thought out wardrobes is a must for a speedy morning routine. Imagine being faced with a poorly organised shelving system where you’re unable to see anything or seeing all your clothes, shoes and accessories organised neatly and exactly where you can see them. If you’re struggling to organise your current wardrobe, then it’s a good idea to consider having a wardrobe fitted which is perfect for you. Wardrobe shelving systems are now sophisticated and versatile – meaning you can choose exactly the right style, size and function for your space. They also allow you to utilise the area you have in the best possible way, maximising and making the best use of space that previously might have been wasted.
Make sure your wardrobe is well-organised
A poorly organised wardrobe is a recipe for morning disaster. Being unable to find things (or being assaulted by falling shoes and boxes) causes delays and stress before you’ve even left the house! The best way to avoid this is to have a really good think about what is in your wardrobe and where it should go. Are the clothes you wear the most out of reach, whilst you battle past the dresses you only take out on special occasions to get to them every morning? Is your wardrobe filled with things you don’t wear? Have a good clear out then carefully consider where things should go when you put them back.
Pre-plan your mornings
Consider your current morning routine and then see how you could possibly improve it. Do you always do the same things at the same time? Or do you flit from one task to the next according to what time you wake up and what’s happening on that particular day? Plan to get out of bed at the same time, and then think about a routine that suits you. Perhaps you like to shower before you have breakfast, or vice versa. Consider time-saving tricks like making your tea or coffee before you get ready to allow it time to cool, or making breakfast and lunch in advance the night before instead of hastily throwing something together or rushing out without having eaten.
Lay out clothes ready for the next day
It’s not always possible to know (or to the have time) to plan what you’re going to wear in advance but it is a really good time saver. Having your outfit neatly hanging up ready for you to simply put on in the morning saves up to half an hour of indecisive trying on and putting back. It’s definitely worth considering if you’re looking to cut down your morning routine.
It’s easy to start watching telly, dancing along to the radio or checking your smartphone when you should be getting ready. Multi-tasking is sometimes useful but often it actually delays us from completing the task at hand! Do everything one step at a time. For example, shower, have breakfast, and get ready and go. The rest can wait and you may even have time left over at the end!