4 Time-Saving Hacks to Make Your Mornings Easier
We know that time is precious, especially when you spend all day in work and all evening preparing for the following day. There is one part of the day that always feels extra-rushed, and that’s that little period of time between waking up and leaving the house to go to work. Surely that time could be spent in a much more productive way?
For some people, morning-time is the most productive point in the day. It’s a brief period that you would usually spend preparing yourself for the day ahead. But it doesn’t have to be like that…
In reality, there are certain tasks that we have to do each morning that take up valuable time, and, unfortunately, these are tasks that you have to do. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can streamline your mornings and get the most out of them…
1. Set a Timer for Your Shower
If there is one place in your property where you can truly lose track of time, it’s the shower. You have no way of knowing how long ago you went in, and you probably have no idea how long you’ve been in once you’re coming out. You might be able to roughly gauge how long you’ve been in there, but it’s never quite accurate, and those few minutes might be the difference between getting something done and leaving the house in a rush.
To overcome this problem, set a timer on your smartphone or, even better, go hands-free and just tell your smart-home assistant to set an alarm for you. This means that you’ll be spending the exact amount of time that you need to in your morning shower, and you won’t have to faff around with wet hands and a dry phone…
2. Smart-Coffee, Anyone?
If you’re the type of person who needs a caffeine boost to get through the morning, this tip will save you time and effort.
When you wake up half-asleep and you fill the kettle up to make your morning coffee, you spend time waiting for it to boil and then even more time actually making the coffee.
A quick solution to this is to invest in an automatic coffee machine. Not only will you get delicious, freshly ground coffee each morning, but you can programme it so that it makes your coffee at the same time every morning. This means that you can get out of bed and get that much-needed caffeine-kick straight away.
3. Leave Yourself (Voice) Notes
Nobody expects you to be on top form first thing in the morning, you’re less likely to remember the little things that you need to get done when you wake up feeling dazed and confused. An age-old trick is to leave notes lying around that will then remind you about all the things you need to do.
But the thing is… this very rarely works. Your early-morning brain might not be receptive to a little note next to your toaster. What you need is an audio-reminder that you won’t be able to ignore. This is where technology helps you out, because you can record yourself the night before speaking out a little morning to-do list, and you can ask either your phone or your smart-home assistant to tell you what’s on the agenda for that day, all while you continue going about your morning routine.
4. Invest in Smart-Heating
We all know the feeling of waking up in a warm, comfortable bed and not wanting to face the impending coldness. That extra ten minutes you spend in the morning willing yourself to get out of bed could be put to good use, so the trick is to get out of bed as quickly as possible.
The quick solution to this is to make the rest of your home as inviting as your bed is, and that means making it nice and toasty for when you get up. You can invest in smart-heating devices that allow you to choose your perfect temperature from a smartphone app and programme your heating to turn on before you even wake up.
Increase Your Productivity
Technology is changing the ways that we interact with our homes, and by making our properties smarter, we turn laborious tasks into streamlined processes that save us time and increase our day-to-day productivity. If you’re looking to become more productive, take a look at our smart-home range.