20 Tips to Streamline Your Morning Routine

  • Invest in a coffee maker with an automatic timer.
  • Whatever type of coffee maker you own, set it up with water and coffee the night before. If it doesn't have an automatic timer, all you have to do is turn it on in the morning.
  • Put coffee mugs and a covered sugar container out near the coffee maker the night before.
  • If you're a tea drinker, put your favorite tea bags in mugs the night before or keep an assortment in a small basket or plate on the table.
  • Set out insulated travel mugs near the coffee maker the night before if you take your coffee on the road.
  • Set the breakfast table the night before.
  • Keep sliced fruit in a sealed container in the fridge for the next morning.
  • Pour breakfast juice in a pitcher and cover with plastic wrap the night before.
  • Squeeze some fresh juice the day before and refrigerate it until ready to use.
  • Set out boxes of cold cereal on the breakfast table as well.
  • Put dinner dishes away so that, after breakfast, you or another family member can load the dishwasher with the breakfast plates and so on and reset the table for the night's meal.
  • Keep opened breakfast condiments such as honey, jelly and syrup in a basket in the fridge so you can put them all out at once.
  • Buy small fruits such as berries and dried fruits because they don't need to be cut. They are delicious in fruit salads and served on cereal.
  • Scramble eggs the night before and refrigerate them in a covered container until you cook them in the morning.
  • Lay sliced bacon out on a cooking tray covered with plastic wrap the night before and store in the fridge until ready to cook in the broiler.
  • If you take vitamins or medications, use small plastic pill boxes to sort them in advance and put them on the breakfast table the night before.
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