Getting out the door in the morning can be a challenge for everyone, especially if you have teenagers to keep on schedule. As soon as the morning alarm goes off, it’s a rush to get everyone fed, dressed and out the door. Typically, the biggest traffic jam occurs in the bathroom. The battle to be first in the shower is soon followed by the need to be by the sink, in front of the mirror, or using the hairdryer. Schedules, multitasking and shower shelves may be the answer.
Create a Shower Schedule
To help ease the morning rush, create a schedule with different time slots for each family member to use the bathroom. Easiest system: hang a small whiteboard on the bathroom door. Make sure to offer a nighttime slot. Kids who play sports often prefer a shower before bed to wash off the sweat and grime of their game or practice. To keep it fair, make it a rotating schedule, that way, everyone will get a chance to be first in the shower at some point.
Multitask to Save Time
If you want to shave a few minutes off your morning routine, simply combine a few of your grooming tasks together. Brushing, flossing, shaving, and even nail-clipping can all be done in the shower. A fogless mirror will help with shaving, while a drain trap will make sure drains don’t get clogged. Adding a waterproof shower clock will help family members stay on track.
Organize your Space
Inside the shower there’s untapped real estate, so get creative. There are corner shelves you can install in the shower. Tension rod shelves that offer more than one shelf. Shelves on suction cups, and, of course, over the showerhead caddies as well. All of these storage units come in a plethora of different coatings: nickel, gold, brass, silver, etc. Choose the one that fits your bathroom decor. Individual bathroom caddies are another helpful storage unit. Get one for every member of the family. Now everything they need will be within reach, making their shower time much more efficient.
PRO TIP: Getting suction cups to stick in the shower can be tricky. The area has to be clean, dry and free of soap scum—all atypical conditions in the shower. Try adding a small layer of petroleum jelly to the suction cup before applying to the shower wall. The jelly helps to create the airtight seal required for effective application.
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