Can't seem to make it out the door on time in the morning? We hear you! With so much to do before breakfast, it's a wonder you and the kids don't forget your lunches more often. If you'd prefer a home that ran more like clockwork-and less like a four-alarm-fire drill-consider our experts' tips for revamping your morning routine. (Hint: A well-run morning starts before you go to bed!) Follow their advice and you might just make it to work without breaking a sweat.
Designate a place for school paperwork.
Nothing derails a morning like finding out at the last minute that your son has a field trip and he can't find the permission slip for it. In lieu of having him miss out on a unique experience, get him in the habit of using an after-school outbox, urges Barry Izsak, a professional organizer and founder of Arranging It All in Austin, Texas. Use a stacking tray or magazine holder with enough slots so that each child has his or her own space. When they openRead More »from Spring-Clean Your Morning Routine