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Have A Morning Routine
A morning routine is helpful for any type of schedule, but it is especially beneficial for those with small children. Having a morning routine allows kids to know what to expect when they get up in the morning. They will know what is expected of them and what they will get out of the day. This routine can include anything from brushing your teeth to taking care of the kids to making breakfast. Having a morning routine will allow you to get ready for the day faster because you know what to do and when you need to do it. A morning routine can also be used to help kids get ready for the day. You can use it to help your kids learn how to take care of themselves by giving them tasks that are appropriate for their age. When creating a morning routine for the whole family, keep in mind that everyone has different needs. You want to make sure to include everything that everyone needs to do to get ready for the day in a way that works for everyone.
Ditch The Blender
You may be one of the many people who uses a blender to make their morning smoothie. If so, you are probably also one of the many people who dreads getting ready in the morning. Blenders are noisy and can take a long time to clean. These two things make them a poor choice for someone trying to get ready for the day. Using a blender will make for an unnecessarily long and noisy morning. This means you will either have to get up extra early so you have time to clean your blender before work or you will have to rush to finish getting ready after the kids go to bed. Instead of using a blender to make your morning smoothie, use a food processor. Food processors are a far more efficient and quicker method of creating morning smoothies. They are also significantly quieter than a blender, meaning you can make your morning smoothie without causing a commotion.
Make A Game Out Of Getting Ready
Getting ready in the morning usually requires a lot of different tasks. These tasks can be difficult to do while also trying to get your kids ready as well. One way to make these tasks less stressful is to make a game out of it. You could say that once everyone is washed, changed and ready they need to find an item that you have hidden in the kitchen. Whoever finds it first wins a prize. The kids will be quick to get changed and ready and start the hunt !
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Set Out Your Outfits The Night Before
If you have the time, try setting out your outfits the night before. This will make getting ready in the morning faster because you can just grab your clothes and put them on without having to think about it. This can also help you avoid being rushed if you have kids who are early risers. Making your outfits available the night before can help you avoid the frustration that comes with having to find something to wear in a messy closet. It will also help you avoid wasting time looking through your closet when you have a lot going on during the day. If you have the time to set out your outfits for the next day, you can also set out accessories like your shoes and jewelry before you go to bed. This will make getting ready in the morning go much faster because you can grab your shoes and jewelry instead of having to search for them in your closet.
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Don’t Forget The Shoes
It is easy to forget about shoes when getting ready in the morning. This is especially true if you don’t have them out with the rest of your belongings or if your kids are running around the house without shoes. If you have kids who are old enough to walk around the house without shoes, make sure that they have them on when you walk out the door. This will keep them safe and your floors clean. If you don’t have kids who are old enough to walk around the house without shoes, make sure that you have them on before you step outside. This will keep your feet warm and dry and protect your wallet from costly fines.
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Getting ready for the day with kids is challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Having a morning routine can help you stay organized and efficient. Ditching the blender and making a game out of shaving can cut down on the amount of time it takes to get ready. Setting out your outfits the night before and making sure you have shoes on when you walk outside will help reduce the time it takes to get ready in the morning. These tips will help you get ready for the day with kids in less than 15 minutes.
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