Ok, here’s the total truth about me. The older I get, the more I struggle with being late. It’s a cold hard fact in my life. Sometimes I do great, sometimes not so much. Sometimes it’s because I goof off in the mornings, and sometimes it’s simply because there are few things I love on this earth more than a nice hot shower, especially when I am just waking up! More often than not, standing in the shower and enjoying my wake up time cause me to be late. I made some changes to my shower routine and it has cut it from 20-25 minutes down to about 10. If you want to talk about saving money, a shower uses 7-10 gallons of water PER MINUTE! This is saving over 100 gallons of water per day!!! That’s a lot of money going down the drain! Literally!
Hit the snooze
First, if you have a smart phone, you need an AMAZING song for your alarm in the morning. I use Don’t You Mourn the Sun from the Twilight Eclipse soundtrack. I hate getting up in the morning, so I find it funny. It also has a fast an amazing beat, so it’s a good one to get up to! The second my alarm goes off in the morning, I hit snooze. I am usually taking my husband to work when it happens, so I now have a consistent 9 minute timer going off to keep me on track. I allow myself a single 9 minute cycle in the shower!
Brush your teeth in the shower
Honestly, I started this habit long ago because I got sick of cleaning toothpaste globs out of the sink. However, I have pretty long and thick hair, so it takes a bit to saturate my hair to wash it. I use that time to brush my teeth. I also don’t have to clean the sink out when I am finished brushing. Time and money saved on cleaning!
Only wash your hair every other day
This one is a hard one for me. When I get hot I sweat like crazy and it all starts coming out of my head before anywhere else. I struggle with dry hair though because it’s curly, so it’s better for my hair to wash every 2 days. On the days I don’t wash, I scrub my scalp with my fingertips and condition again. I wash my body while my conditioner is working its magic! Cash saved on shampoo!
Organize your shower
Get the junk out of your shower. It’s easier to clean if you’re not having to move a lot of stuff around and you can find everything you need quick! There is no reason to have 5 kinds of shampoo 3 types of soap and a bunch of clutter in your shower. If you have to share a shower with someone try organizing it with baskets like this. Cash saved by not wasting beauty products!
Turn the water to cold
This closes your pores, helps seal your hair shafts and cools you down. It’s also a big incentive to get out! I almost always sweat when I get out of the shower, so this helps cool me off so I can dry faster! Needless to say it will also wake you right up if you’re still sleepy! Cash saved by not using more hot water!
Have any other tricks? Tell me how you get out of the shower fast!