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Today I want to share something with you that is near and dear to my heart- how to get ready FASTER in the morning.
Whether you went to bed too late and don’t have energy in the morning, or you simply slept through your alarm, the tips in this post are sure to help you be out of the house in record time.
Now, if you have been reading my blog for a while, you may be wondering, “Don’t you have a whole LONG morning routine?”.
Yes, yes I do. My current morning routine takes me around an hour and a half.
If you’re interested in reading about what I could possibly be doing for over an hour in the morning, I wrote all about it in my “Morning Routine That Changed My Life” post.
With that being said, I also know how to get ready super fast if needed be. I oversleep too, sometimes. 🙂
So without further ado, here are the best things that have helped me get out of the house faster whenever I have to rush to leave.
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How To Get Ready Faster In The Morning
Have a few pre-planned outfits
This one is seriously a GAME-CHANGER and if you take one thing from this post, let this be it!
Having a couple of pre-planned outfits for an emergency morning rush is one of the quickest ways to get out of the house.
Once in a while, try on a few outfits to see which ones you like the best, steam them, and hang each outfit together on one hanger in your closet.
This isn’t only good for running out of the house, but it also comes in handy when you “don’t have anything to wear”. Which happens to ME all the time!
Pro tip: Take pictures of your outfits along with any accessories and shoes and save them in a designated album on your phone!
Get dressed before doing makeup & hair
This is helpful because if you get dressed and then not have much time for your hair or makeup, it won’t be the end of the world. You can always go makeup-free or apply it at work quickly, and put your hair up in a quick ponytail or bun.
However, if your hair and makeup are done and you’re still in your pajamas when it’s time to leave, there’s no way around it other than delaying your leaving the house even further.
So next time you’re rushing, get dressed first and then worry about the rest.
Have a quick makeup routine DOWN
I used to spend a long time on my makeup in the morning until I came up with a quick and easy routine. My whole face now takes me 10 minutes from start to finish.
In case you’re interested, it consists of foundation, concealer, powder, brow pomade, blush & bronzer, eyeshadow, mascara, and a liquid lipstick.
Pro tip: Using products that you can use for multiple parts of your face is another time-saving hack! For example, most days, my bronzer is also my eyeshadow!
Here are some products I use in my quick morning routine:
- Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
- Tarte Shape Tape Concealer
- Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
- Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette
- Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara Extreme Black
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm
The best thing invented since sliced bread!
I never wash my hair in the mornings, so when I see that it needs a refresher, that’s when dry shampoo comes into play.
My favorite brand of dry shampoo is Batiste. My favorite scents from them are Original and Blush.
Pro tip: Spray it in your hair at night before you sleep! This will soak up oils as you sleep and you will wake up with hair you don’t have to do anything to!
Prep the night before
One of the best ways I’ve found to be out of the house quickly is to not do a lot of things in the morning. Basically, if I can do it in the evening before bed, I do it.
Things like making my lunch, getting my bags ready and putting them close to the door, and putting my outfit out of the closet along with my shoes take no time when I’m wide awake in the evening.
For some reason, these basic tasks take me twice as long in the morning, so I prefer to do them the night before.
Keep a grab & go breakfast at home
Making breakfast is the last thing I want to be doing when I’m rushing out of the door in the mornings.
Keeping packaged foods at home like granola bars and nut packets or fruit that’s easy to grab is a life-saver when I’m short on time. All I have to do is run by the kitchen and throw some in my bag, and breakfast is ready!
I hope you enjoyed this post on how to get ready fast in the morning. Do you have any hacks for getting ready in record time? Leave them in the comments!