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How to Master a Morning Routine

Leaving for school in the morning

Leaving for school in the morningDo you frequently have mornings filled with chaos? Do you feel like you can never leave the house on time? Or maybe you always find that you forget items as you leave? If you answered yes to any of these, it might be time to nail a morning routine. At Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston and Franklin, we’re in the business of helping you get and stay organized. Here are some ways that you can master a morning routine.

Mind Tricks to Start Your Day

Although using the force may not work in this case, applying some simple mind tricks can help you kick start a habit. If you are the person who struggles to get out of bed in the morning, you can try moving your alarm clock across the room (especially if it’s your phone). Keeping your alarm away from you is an easy tip that forces you to start your day. Plus, keeping your phone away from you at night can help you fall asleep faster, which means more productive days!

Trick yourself into getting up by setting out little motivators such as workout gear the night before or a timer for the coffee. Tell yourself to stay awake for only two minutes after waking up to trick your mind into starting the day.

Find the Pressure Points

If getting up is easy, but completing everything is an issue, then these tips are for you. Take some time to identify what’s holding you up in succeeding to get out of the door on time.

If getting the kids ready on time is the issue, try preparing the night before. Pack lunches and help teach them to choose their clothes ahead of time. Make sure backpacks are packed with everything they need before bed. This can help to make everyone’s mornings more relaxed.

If you’re personally having issues getting ready, try similar solutions as we mention above. Choose your outfits the night before and lay out everything including your accessories. Make use of custom closet organizers by making sure items you need are easy to grab. By taking time to sort your closet, you can save time in the morning.

Test It and Give It Time

Once you’ve found the pressure points, test it out. Keep in mind that you need to give yourself ample time to test any strategies to see if they work for you. If no fixes are needed, you’ll find your morning routine has developed! Some say that it takes 21 days to break in new habits, so give yourself time to adjust and keep trying your routine.

One extra tip! Use entryway storage to help you stay on time. Keep a drawer with last-minute items like a hairbrush, hairpins, mints, and a pen, so you don’t have to go back upstairs if you need something. The entryway is also a great place to use hooks to keep prepared backpacks and coats or for kid storage.

We hope that you can nail down your morning routine with these tips. When you need help creating storage, contact the professionals at Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston, Massachusetts today!

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