Odds are that at some point in your life, you’ve struggled with getting out the door on time in the morning.  For some, this is an occasional mishap, while for others the cramped morning rush is a cycle they can’t seem to break.  Whether you simply want to improve on your current morning routine, or you’re a habitual offender of the snooze button whose morning routine needs a complete overhaul, these steps are a good place to start.

1. Relocate Your Alarm

If you can reach the snooze button without opening your eyes, that is half of the problem.  You’re less likely to “abuse the snooze” if you have to physically get out of bed to activate it.  Try placing your alarm clock across the room, or you can invest in one of these alarms specially design for snoozers.

2. Prep Your Coffee Maker

Save time and get the caffeine into your system faster by prepping your coffee maker the night before. Come morning, all you'll have to do is hit the go button!  Want a cup ready and waiting as soon as you roll out of bed?  No problem!  Check out these automatic coffee machines.

3. Plan Your Lunches

When you make your grocery list, don’t just plan your dinners, plan your lunches as well!  You’ll not only save time in the morning by planning ahead, you’ll save money by cutting down on all of those impromptu lunches out.  Pick a recipe off this list of 15 make ahead lunches to get started.

4. Plan Quick, Quality Breakfasts

Getting a boost of healthy, sustaining nutrients in the morning is the key to a productive, happy day.  When we are crunched for time, we often find ourselves settling for an unhealthy option (donuts, anyone?) or skipping breakfast altogether.  Try keeping your fridge stocked with healthy, grab-n-go options (like one of these healthy protein shakes).

5. Get a Key Rack

Nothing you do to save time in the morning will matter if you can’t find your keys (assuming you drive to work).  A mad-dash through the laundry basket and couch cushions can be stressful and time consuming.  Avoid the hassle by installing (and using) a key rack.  Start your shopping by checking out this made in America key rack.

Do you have a time-saving hack that helps you get out the door on time?  Share it with us in the comments below!

January 30, 2017 — Administrative Account

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