11 Things That’ll Make Your Morning Routine Faster and Easier

Published on: Oct 30, 2020fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round
products that'll save you time during your morning routineDesign: Lindsay Lange, Credit: Amazon

Picture it: Your alarm goes off. It’s (insert wakeup time here) and you’ve got about 100 things to do before heading out the door (maybe you're back to commuting) or hopping into your first Zoom meeting of the day.

So little time, so much to get through. That’s why we’re bringing you things that’ll hack your morning routine. Shave a few minutes here, trim a few seconds there. You’re welcome.

This post was originally published in October 2020 but has recently been updated.

water bottle that also has a pill compartment
A water bottle with a handy pill compartment so you never forget to take your vitamins…

No more “I’ll take them later” attitude. Because later = forgetting. The cap doubles as a cup, too. So you’re never stuck looking for water while a pill melts in your mouth. ($10+, The Grommet)

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dry shampoo
A dry shampoo so you can skip the shower on the days you just can’t…

We don’t blame you. This one can extend the life of a blow out, reduce oil production, and keep your hair feeling fresh. No shower, no shame. ($24, Briogeo)

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workout app for quick and efficient workouts
A workout app for those who can’t dedicate an entire hour to sweating…

Very little time in the morning, much to do. But with this app, you’ll get a ton of timed workouts that only take seven minutes. The trick? They’re scientifically designed for you to get the most out of the allotted time. Feel the burn. (Free to download from the App Store)

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hyper chiller makes iced coffee in less than 60 seconds
A tool that makes iced coffee in less than 60 seconds…

We’re not lying. It also works on other drinks like alcohol, soda, and tea. All you’ve got to do is freeze the cooler overnight. Then in the morning, pour in your freshly made drip coffee and boom – instantly cold. ($24.99, Amazon)

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automatic pet feeder rotates at the same time every day to feed your pet
An automatic pet feeder that’ll actually remember to feed the dog…

Don’t lie – we’ve all forgotten once or twice. With this device, you can fill up five days worth of food in one shot. It’ll rotate at the same time every day (you program it), only exposing one portion of food a day. So your pupper can get his fix without waiting on you. ($44.95, Chewy)

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dash rapid egg cooker cooks eggs quickly, hard-boiled, omelette, or poached
An egg cooker that’ll provide a nutritious breakfast with minimal effort...

Choose your preferred style (hard-boiled, poached, scrambled, or omelette) and set the timer. Then jump in the shower while your breakfast is cooking. The device will switch off when it’s all done. Eggcellent. ($16.99+, Amazon)

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bed bands to hold your fitted sheet in place while you sleep
A set of bands that’ll hold fitted sheets in place even when you toss and turn...

No more pulling the corners down throughout the night. And no more extensive bed remaking in the morning. Solutions, solutions. ($12.99, Amazon)

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hair brush that is great for detangling knots
A brush made to gently detangle your morning hair nest...

It’s got soft ballpoint tips to massage the scalp and multi-layered bristles to get out stubborn knots. Plus, you can use it on all types of hair. Win. ($24, Briogeo)

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smart plug compatible with alexa devices
A smart plug that can voice control devices like lights and coffee makers...

The plug is compatible with Alexa. So you can say “Alexa turn on the bathroom light” before hopping in the shower. Small hacks, coming right up. ($24.99, Amazon)

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nesting trays for important items
A set of nesting trays to house your most essential items…

Like your car keys, wallet, and phone. So you’ve got a dedicated home for them. And can stop frantically looking when you need to be out the door. ($46/set of 3, Open Spaces)

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wall hooks
A set of wall hooks for your face coverings…

Because you can’t leave the house without one. And it’s a pain to waste time looking for one each morning. Now you can keep them by the door. Safety before fun. ($25, The Flotsam Furniture Works on Etsy)

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