It's a busy time, what with making the coffee, taking a shower, finding the right outfit, locating the missing shoe, and making sure you have the essentials — wallet and keys — before you walk out the door. Setting the alarm 15 minutes earlier isn't an option.
But prepping the night before is!
I've found that one of the only ways to consistently get that time back and create a smoother morning is to stage everything I need the night before.
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And while it's often tough for me to drag myself off of the couch when I'm snuggled up with a book or catching up on my shows, I do it because I know that a little advance effort literally makes my mornings better and less frazzled.
Here's the best way to set yourself up for a pain-free start to your day if you have five, 10, or 15 minutes to spare before bed.