6 Ways to Simplify Your Family's Morning Routine

6 Ways to Simplify Your Family's Morning Routine

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Weekday mornings always feel a little frazzled—especially if you’re trying to get yourself and little ones ready. Try one (or more!) of these strategies to see if they can streamline your mornings.

Tip #1: Wake up early

For optimal time to yourself, wake up at least an hour before everyone else (which could mean 5:30 a.m. in your house). Start your morning with a large hydrating drink of water you should keep at your bedside. Waking up early allows you to spend some quiet time alone, or with your significant other. Whether its  sipping coffee or just catching up on your latest read, it is important to enjoy the little things. 

 

 

Wake up early

Tip #2: Move your body

Working out and moving every morning is a great way to feel your best throughout the day. Some people feel it’s essential to their physical and mental well-being. A brisk walk to the beach and back, attending a workout class or even just walking to your favorite coffee shop in the morning ensures you are getting a healthy endorphin boost.

 

 

Tip #3: Make it easy for everyone to pitch in

Not every household can split morning responsibilities when it comes to the children, but “tag teaming” things like school lunches and getting the kids dressed could save a ton of time and make things work more efficiently.   

If you can, let the kids help with breakfast by keeping healthy foods stocked in easy-to-access drawers and cabinets. Using kid-safe knives lets them prep their own fresh fruit and gets them invested in what they’re eating.

A drawer dedicated to all of the kids’ dishes makes it easy for them to grab anything they need.

School lunch hack

Tip #4: School lunch hack

A snack drawer is key to packing a lunch quickly and easily. Organizing nonperishable snacks in different containers in a drawer makes it simple to see what you have so you can grab and go. Try using a bento box to help guide your child to include a variety of foods.

 

 

Tip #5: Store items where you need them

You could keep your kids’ bags and homework right near the front door to ensure a smooth transition out of the house. Try keeping Socks in baskets, so when it’s time to leave, everyone can grab their socks and shoes for the day without running back to their rooms to search for them.
 

 

Store items where you need them
Create a routine

Tip #6: Create a routine

The key to having a smooth day comes down to a consistent routine. When everyone in the family is on the same page, it makes getting out the door so much easier.