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  1. So helpful! I have always laid out my clothes the night before, and it’s such a help! (And I still do today even though I don’t work outside the home. Mornings are just chaos no matter what!!) I also lay out the boys’ clothes because hey, anything to save time! 🙂

  2. The one thing I can’t do is style hair at night. I need to do my shower including hair in the morning in order for me to feel awake and my best. But I have short hair so it doesn’t take me long. Great tips.

  3. I’m not sure if this is weird, but I always use the exact same make up products with my every day look. I should probably switch it up. The only thing I switch up really is the color of my lipstick.

  4. I just got a new momma ‘do with my hair and am able to put a styling product in at night, sleep on it wet, then in the morning it’s nice and wavy. I’m like hallelujah!! It’s SO nice to look put together without having to do much to my hair when I get up!

  5. Great tips! I actually do most of these already. I am a creature of habit too, so the more streamed line and put together my morning is the better. I will also, sometimes, make my lunch the night before 🙂

    • Thanks! The more you do something the more it really does become part of the routine and it makes things much easier. I have to pack my lunch at night, or I’ll end up packing something super lazy/non-nutritional like a pack of nabs if I don’t haha. 😉

  6. Great tips even if you are a “retiree” and don’t have to put anyone together but yourself….hubby is on his own! I really like the idea of the dedicated makeup bag for just the everyday items.

  7. Great tips! I always lay my outfit out before bed because I know I’ll waste so much time deciding in the morning. Oh, and I miss having long hair so I can do the messy bun before bed trick!

    • Thankfully my hair has a natural wave to it anyways, so doing the messy bun always ends up looking like I spent 20 minutes styling it, but really I just put it in a bun and went to sleep lol.

  8. These are such great tips!! Sad thing is I do most of them and it still takes me over 2 hours to get ready. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so when an eyelash is out of place I’ll mess with it until it goes back to right., I know that’s sad huh?! I do like the one about using double duty products. I’ll give that one a try and see if it cuts my time down 🙂

  9. Great tips! I’m all about doing as much as I possibly can the might before. I love your tip about creating an everyday make up bag because, you’re right, I have so many make up products and it takes me forever to go through them sometimes to find what I was looking for. I also like to make lunches the night before!

  10. So helpful! I’ve fallen off the doing my hair train, I just can’t seem to do it. This morning I tried to curl my hair with my straight iron…legit hard. I did one curl perfect, and then the rest…yikes! Oh well, I should probably practice that when it’s not 4:30am and I have to leave in 10 minutes, haha!

  11. Having a simple beauty/morning routine really came in handy today because my alarm didn’t go off this morning! I braid my hair overnight for effortless waves and I keep my makeup routine very simple! Great post as always, Cara!

    • Thanks! I always used to braid my hair the night before throughout highschool and it always made the prettiest wavy hair. Definitely makes it quick and easy in the mornings when getting ready! 🙂

    • Thankfully I must not move around much because it really does stay pretty good.(haha) If I’m going for a straight look I do have to touch up the ends a bit, but that only takes a few minutes. You should try the messy bun one though! 🙂

  12. I always have two or three go to looks for eyes (the rest of my face stays the same) throughout the week depending on what I am wearing and how I am feeling.

  13. These are SO smart! I would have never thought about having a separate smaller bag for everyday makeup! That will seriously cut down time for me!
    Thank you for these tips!

    • You’re so welcome! I kept wasting so much time trying to search for products in 5 different bags/bins so I finally decided to think smart, not hard. It’s been a huge time saver! 🙂

  14. I try my hardest to lay my outfit out the night before. It does not always happen though. For my daily make up routine I keep it pretty simple, unless I decide to wake up early. Which typically does not happen. I love all the sleep I can get. Great tips girl!

  15. This really is the perfect post and I try to do all this! Several years ago it would take me an hour to get ready in the morning, Now it only takes a half hour because I’m committed to so many of these times. On Sunday I even pick out my outfits for the whole week, although I’ve had to alter them lately with the crazy weather, lol.

    • I do that sometimes to! It really does just help set the tone for your entire day/week, I think. If you’ve picked out your outfit and are ready to go you can tackle anything that comes your way! 🙂

  16. I pick out my clothes AND accessories to save time. It helps so much, I’m indecisive enough as it is when it comes to that kind of stuff. Great tips!

  17. I always try to pick out my clothes the night before, too. It saves me a ton of time! I wish I could do my hair the night before… I just don’t have the texture for it!

  18. this sounds so perfect.. this tips will really help.. being a busy mom and wife.. and also as a career woman.. tips like this really help.. thanks a lot

  19. I do this every single night! Well…I don’t pick out my outfit, since I wear scrubs haha, but I do lay the ones I am going to wear. And since I shower at night, I also style my hair and in the morning it’s so much easier to just run my straightener in a couple of times or just touch up some of the curls.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    • My makeup vanity in the bedroom is always super organized, but unfortunately the hubby works night and I’m stuck doing makeup in the bathroom so I work with limited space. That’s why I love doing the small daily makeup bag! 🙂

  20. You are so right!! I have nailed down a quick make up routine for every day and keep all of those products in one bag. I love styling my hair the night before and just doing a quick refresh in the morning. It saves so much time!!

  21. Picking out my clothes at night has been the biggest time saver! I go to the gym at 5:30 every morning so having my gym clothes and the clothes I’m wearing to work out saves so much time! And once it’s out, that’s what I’m wearing.

  22. it takes me less than 10 minutes to get ready from when i wake up so i don’t really need a get-ready morning routine…it takes me 2 minutes to pick out what i’m going to wear since i never dress up for work and it’s always jeans and a tshirt. makeup takes me 1 minute and hair? pony tail. every day, it’s in a pony tail. not giving a sh*t about what you look like certainly speeds things up! 😀


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