7 Foolproof Morning Time SaversRosie Stoff
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6) Make your alarm clock hard to turn off. Have you seen these little alarm clocks on wheels that you have to chase around to turn off? Those might be a little much; maybe for the SUPER morning-inept, but an easier solution is to put your alarm across the room. How long can you really tolerate the incessant beeping before you must get up and turn it off…before you loose your mind? If you can tolerate it for particularly long…you should be studied by science.

7) Have a hair plan. Probably the biggest time eater in the morning is trying to tame your mane. I had long hair my whole life, until about a month ago, and it was nothing more than a pain in the neck. Dealing with a flat iron, curling iron, bobby pins, wide and thin-toothed combs, round brushes, the whole shebang. But now that I have shoulder length hair, I get up; flip it upside down, shake it out, and I’m ready to go! Know your easy go-to hairstyles, and always have a bottle of dry shampoo on hand – it’s something everyone should have by their 20s, a few spritzes…and voila. Instant de-greaser. Magical talc in a can.

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  1. I tried putting my alarm clock across the room last week and it ended with me somehow tripping on my way out of bed and falling 2. 1/2 ft.

  2. i personally find that a softer alarm is much better to wake me up, sleepcycle is a great app [no i am not sponsored by them] it wakes you up at a time ideal to the time you went to bed and with a soft tune, its my morning saviour

    • Thanks for the awesome tip, Caitlin. I love this idea.

      Jennifer Romolini | 4/16/2014 12:04 pm
  3. #3 and #5 make all the difference for me. I always fill up my Keurig water container the night before!

  4. Gym! Shower! Breakfast! Madness! The key is to shower the night before, brush your teeth during your morning pee, have brekkie in work an put your slap on in the car? This from a real non-morning person haha xx

  5. I used to have one of those alarms with wheels on, unfortunately it doesn’t seem to take that long to build up sleeping reflexes fast enough to grab it before it manages to get very far.
    I now use my phone as my alarm clock I’ve managed to find an app where you can set it so you have to solve a math problem or type in a case-sensitive captcha to turn it off. It works but it’s made me hate mornings that little bit more >.<

  6. Ugh, my hair!!!! I have fine wavy hair and live in So. Cal, you would think I can just let it go or do some cute messy bun but it’s such a hassle to do my hair! It’s not really straight nor curly. I have to designate days of the week, depending on after work activities, to wash & blow out my locks!

    What a pain!

    Good tips! :)

    • My hair is is fine & wavy, too. I wash every-other night & wear a bun on top of my head for sleepy time (damp the night I washed it) & most days I wake up looking like I curled it with effort. And I’m like “Psh, I didn’t even BRUSH my hair today!” I do touch-up my bangs and face-framing pieces with a flat iron but that’s it.