Tick tock: pick up the pace with some of our simple tips. Liven up that morning routine of yours!
The way my mornings unravel is the ultimate reflection on how the rest of my day will be. I wake up and set myself an expectation to complete specific tasks. I aim for a healthy breakfast, a made-up bed, a clean kitchen, and to look presentable for work/meetings/events.
Despite a crazy household, schedule, itinerary – whatever your case may be, I’ve got 5 simple steps that can keep your morning routine going and flowing.
5 Ways to Speed Up Your Morning Routine
Who’s Working Wardrobe?
As simple of a task it may seem, laying out your clothes the night before can save a lot of “Hmms…” and “Does that even match?” first thing in the morning.
Know Your Face
If you’re one for sporting some makeup, practice a 5-minute “glam routine” until you get a look down pat. Mine mainly consists of mascara and undereye concealer.
Not a Dirty Dish in Sight
I strive to get all of the dishes and kitchen clean-up done the night before. Waking up to a sink full of dirty plates can be a real eyesore.
Everything Has Its Place
Whether it’s Leo’s pacifier or my car keys, I make a conscious effort to put everything back where they belong. This way, I can just grab whatever I need and make my way out the door.
Breakfast Sandwiches are Ultra-Convenient
I’m a sucker for a good breakfast. I’ll rarely take things to-go and actually take my first-meal-of-the-day very seriously. Hit me up with some bacon, eggs, and a hot cup of coffee, and I’m totally your gal.
Of course, feeding my family an abundant breakfast on a daily basis is not-so realistic. Breakfast sandwiches are often my go-to because they offer versatility, good taste, and convenience.
Up until recently, I was assembling my breakfast sandwiches the traditional way: fry the egg, melt the cheese, toast the bread, etc. But then I found myself with Hamilton Beach‘s oh-so famous Breakfast Sandwich Maker… and you know what?
Total. Game. Changer.
In 5 minutes, I can make a breakfast sandwich that’s sizzled to perfection with any ingredients that I want. No hassle. No mess. It’s just a fun game of layering! Everything is literally made within the sandwich maker itself. I love that I can crack the egg directly on one of the cooking plates and I leave the rest to my new, nifty machine.
When I made my first sandwich, I immediately fell in love. It saved me so much time for prep and cleanup that I was actually looking for something to do.
Retailing at $39.99 CDN, Hamilton Beach has totally changed my morning routine… for the better. I can’t wait to try different ingredient combinations (next stop: red bell pepper).
How do you keep it speedy in the morning? What do you usually put in your breakfast sandwiches?
Thanks for these tips! I always try to cut time down on my morning however I possibly can.
Liz Mays says
I could probably use that sandwich maker for both my breakfasts and my lunches. It might even be good for packed lunches!
Lisa Favre says
Ahh! Yes! Why didn’t I think of that. It would definitely be fantastic for lunches.
Vera Sweeney says
Great ways to speed up the morning routine! With having kids to get ready for school, and getting ready for work, these tips will definitely help!
Mommy Moment says
Egg and sausage are my go-to breakfast sandwiches. I love the tip of cleaning up all dishes the night before. This definitely saves me time in the morning!
Oh this looks awesome! I am always looking for ways for my morning routine to be more effective.
Jocelyn at Hip Mama's Place says
You nailed it! Love to wake up to a clean kitchen so I do the dishes the night before. A quick breakfast fix is also convenient especially when you’re about to have a crazy day!
Farrah Less G. says
This is my kind of brunch avocado is good for anyone’s diet. Either you add it on your sandwich or siply add it on you juicing recipe.
steph parrell says
Wow! Great tips. I wake up at 7:37am and have to be at work by 8:00. I have a super quick morning routine. haha. Yours is much better though.
Tomi C says
Those breakfast sandwiches look really good. You’ve rounded up some really good tips. For me, it’s all about prepping a little ahead at night. I try to make sure I have my clothes together and that the kids’ things are organized enough that they can quickly match a few items together so we’re not rushing out the door.
Terri Beavers says
I agree that putting everything away as you go keeps your home looking tidy. It also saves time in the long run because you always know where to find your belongings. The possibilities with that sandwich maker are endless.
Alicia Trautwein says
Great tips! I love a super easy breakfast like this and who doesn’t like bacon in the morning!!
These are all great ways to speed things up. I need to learn to do more dishes at night. I usually end up doing them in the evening. I hate waking up to dirty dishes, but it happens for me.
Amy h says
Oh that’s such a great idea! I know my husband loves breakfast sandwiches. My mother-in-law actually makes her eggs in a waffle maker when shes making breakfast to go
Lisa Favre says
Eggs in a waffle maker sounds absolutely brilliant! Do you like the way they come out?
Oh, my goodness! That’s convenient and super easy. I always thought breakfast is so complicated to make…lol Thanks for sharing!
That is so neat! Looks like I have one more thing to add to my Christmas wish list. And thanks for the tips!
Cyn Gagen says
Oh gosh that would be so handy. I love to quickly grab a breakfast sandwich but the ones at fast food places are often so unhealthy. This way I could customize one and still get going quickly.
Tim B says
I have to lay out my kids clothes the night before to avoid them wasting a bunch of time in the morning and making us rush to school. Our mornings are a lot less stressful since we started doing that. So have to give that suggestion a thumbs up!
Shannon Gurnee says
These are definitely some great ways to speed up your morning time routine! I’d love to say I wear makeup everyday, but sometimes, just brushing my hair and teeth is as good as it gets when I’m running out the door to get kids to school.