5 Ways To Make The Whole Family Morning Routine Simpler

If you feel like all weekday mornings are chaotic and you would love for them to feel a bit more organized and relaxed, this article is for you! Brandi Milloy, the new host of Real Simple’s Simply video series, has shared some great ways to hack your family’s morning routine and have everything under control and feel more zen. Let’s jump into it!

woman waking up in the morning
5 Ways To Make The Whole Family Morning Routine Simpler

Early Wakeups

Brandi suggests setting your alarm for an hour before everyone else wakes up in your household. Once you get out of bed, make sure to drink water and take this time to really relax in silence, drink your coffee, read a book, or talk to your significant other. No phones allowed!

5 Ways To Make The Whole Family Morning Routine Simpler

Get Moving

The host suggests always making time to move your body in the morning. Whether it’s a quick at-home workout or a walk down the street with your dog, to a nearby coffee shop, or anything else you would like to do, moving your body will set the mood for the rest of your day.

5 Ways To Make The Whole Family Morning Routine Simpler

Make It Easier for All to Pitch In

It’s true that not all households can split responsibilities when it comes to getting the kids ready. However, if possible, try involving everyone in your daily routine. For example, you can give your youngest children some kid-safe knives and let them cut some fruit for their lunches while you are making breakfast. It’s also a good idea to have the kids’ stuff easily accessible to them in a drawer or cabinet they can open by themselves to find what they need.

5 Ways To Make The Whole Family Morning Routine Simpler

Store Stuff Where It’s Needed

Brandi keeps the kids’ school stuff and backpacks near the front door so they can grab them on the way out. Socks are also stored near the front door so they can grab a pair and put their shoes on without going back to their rooms to get them.

a family of four enjoying a breakfast together
5 Ways To Make The Whole Family Morning Routine Simpler

Create a Routine

Make sure to establish a routine that everyone in the household is familiar with. This will not only make your mornings but the whole family’s life, easier. People are much calmer and more organized when they know what to expect!