5 Crazy Ideas To Get Ready In The Morning Faster

Are manic mornings a regular occurrence in your household? Us too. In an effort to ease your A.M. crunch, here are five shortcuts you might not know. Whether you’ll use your saved time to relax with a cup of tea or hit that snooze button sans guilt, you can thank us later for a smarter morning routine.

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  • 1) Purchase A Pouch

    Keep a small pouch of your essential items (keys, wallet, gum, favorite lip color) that you can easily toss into whichever purse you're using that day. That way when you switch purses, you can avoid that “I left it at home!” freak out. If you’re looking for options, we’re partial to Rebecca Minkoff’s Cory Monogram Pouch ($50) and Deux Lux’s Postcard Large Zip Pouch ($29).

  • 2) Shamelessly Selfie

    ​Whenever you've found an outfit you like, snap a quick selfie before heading out the door and add it to a folder on your phone. Extra points for creating sub-folders based on occasions, such as "work," "night out," and "weekend". Whenever you're feeling uninspired, just flip to your outfit gallery and re-wear one of your previously loved outfits. Its may not be Cher Horowitz's virtual closet, but we swear it helps.

  • 3) Dry Shampoo Before Bed

    As big fans of second-day hair, we truly appreciate dry shampoo. One of our latest tricks is spraying it on our hair before going to bed, as it soaks up any oil while we're sleeping, giving us clean-looking, cool bedhead in the morning. Two of our favorites? Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk Non-Aerosol ($18) and Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo ($24).

  • 4) Turn Your Shower Into A Clothing Steamer

    Why not make your shower work double time? Hang any wrinkle-prone clothing you intend to wear in your bathroom while you shower, and let the steam work its magic. No ironing, no problem.

  • 5) Secret To Speed Drying Your Hair

    Most ladies blow dry their hair right after they get out of the shower. Rookie mistake. Trying to blow-dry in a steamy bathroom is a little trying to blow-dry your hair in a sauna—it will take much longer and promote frizz. Instead, wrap your hair in super absorbent towel (we suggest Aquis Super Absorbent Hair Towel ($18)), eat breakfast, and get dressed first, then blow dry your hair once it has dried a little naturally and the steam is cleared out of your bathroom.

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