Monday, September 15, 2008

Time-saving Fixes for Hectic Mornings

(ARA) - From taking the kids to school to packing your husband’s bag for his overnight business trip, women often find that they don’t have enough time to take care of their own beauty and health needs. With so many things on their plate, it can be easy to let personal hygiene and fashion fall by the wayside. However, despite a jam-packed schedule, there are plenty of time-saving fixes that busy moms and women can incorporate to indulge themselves, while still getting the kids to school on time.

* Plan Ahead: Set up tomorrow’s breakfast and bagged lunch before going to sleep tonight. Setting out fruit and cereal or packing up leftovers can be done easily following dinner cleanup. Evening preparations will give you a few extra minutes in the morning to actually sit down and enjoy a healthy start to your day, rather than eating in a rush over the counter.

* Wardrobe Ready: One of the most common reasons for being rushed in the mornings is figuring out what to wear to work. Stop standing aimlessly in the closet for 20 minutes by taking time on Sunday to pick out your outfits for the rest of the week. This will give you time to indulge your fashionista on Sunday rather than rushing your choices in the mornings. Also, buy a fabric steamer instead of an iron for quick and easy wrinkle relief. It releases wrinkles faster, and is actually one of the safest, gentlest ways to remove wrinkles from your clothes.

* Get Pick-y: You don’t have to neglect your oral care regimen when you’re in a hurry. New Oral-B Advantage Floss Picks are designed with an easy-to-grip handle and TextureSlide fiber so you can incorporate daily flossing easily and comfortably. If you’re crunched for time during the morning rush, toss a couple of Picks in your purse for on-the-go oral care. If you want a great minty taste following your morning coffee, try the Cool Mint flavor.

* Double-Duty: Being busy isn’t an excuse for not looking presentable. Two-in-one beauty products that simplify morning routines will save time and space in the medicine cabinet or shower. Shampoo-plus-conditioner combinations and daily facial moisturizer with SPF will streamline the time between waking and work.

* Accessorize: Even the most basic of outfits can look dressier when you accessorize the right way. If you don’t have time to pull together a fabulous outfit, throw on some fancy earrings or a nice belt and instantly dress your outfit. The small details can make it look like you took the time to dress up in the morning.

Saving a couple of minutes here and there definitely adds up! Incorporating time-saving fixes into daily routines allows for added “me” time, alleviating stress and boosting self confidence.

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