how to get out of the house in 30 minutes morning routine

How to Get Out of the House in 30 Minutes {Morning Routine}

We are all in a rush and our family is no different, I have found that after I get ready, the best plan is to get Avery and Scott up, fed, dressed and out of the house in 30 minutes.

Many people think I am crazy.

I probably am, but it is better for us to move from one thing to the next without too much down time to get off task in between.

I have had a few questions on how I can get everyone ready and so I thought I would outline my morning and share some tips to getting out of the house in a half an hour.

 

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First, I try to get up and dressed before I get Avery and Scott up if at all possible. If it is a normal jeans and a t-shirt, hair in a pony tail and some cover up, I can get myself ready as well in this 30 minutes. If I have to do anything extra, I wake up about 15 minutes before I get them up, I am pretty quick.

I should back up even further though, I like to do as much as possible the night before. Backpacks are ready and sometimes I toss Avery’s in the car already so I don’t have to worry about it, especially if I have to bring anything extra like dance stuff or teacher stuff- it all goes in the car.

Lunches are packed and in the fridge. I avoid fruits like bananas and sandwiches like tuna or egg salad and other things that I wouldn’t be able to leave in the fridge over night because the would go bad sitting for that long. If at all possible, I like to not have to remember that I needed to add one more thing the next morning.

I will even look for breakfast items that I can make ahead of time. I have made muffins at the beginning of the week so that I can just pair them with a fruit or yogurt, waffles made at that beginning of the week can also be used all week and just simply go from the freezer to the toaster. When we have bagels left over from the weekend I will add the cream cheese to them the night before and put them in the fridge so those will also just be taken out and put on a plate with fruit. On days where I want to make them something hot, I will do the egg in a hole because cooking the egg in the toast all at once saves some time and running around. Plus it is much less clean up!

Here is how the morning works.

6:30- I wake up and get ready.

6:45- Wake up Scott, he watches his videos and I get breakfast set up.

6:50- Wake up Avery and brush her teeth, sit her at the table with breakfast, feed the dogs.

6:55- Wash Scott’s face, brush his teeth, etc.

7:00- Scott get’s breakfast, I go put out Scott’s clothes and get Avery’s clothes.

7:05-Avery cleans up and I get her dressed and do her hair.

7:10- Scott cleans up and gets dressed.

7:15- Finishing touches, grabbing items and out the door!!

That is how we roll. We have a routine and they

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One Response to How to Get Out of the House in 30 Minutes {Morning Routine}

  1. Princess Splendor May 20, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    I was just thinking this morning that something has to give. Mornings (especially Mondays) drain me! I definitely need to execute a better morning routine with the princess. I like the idea of taking the backpack to the car the night before. I look like a bag lady at 8 AM trying to shuffle out of the house with all her bags and mine.