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7 Ways to Get Yourself AND Your Kid(s) Out the Door Faster

DVB_Gif_Lauren_withDaughter_croppedAbove: one of our scientists, Lauren, with her daughter, Hannah

No one knows how to multitask better and get out the door faster than moms. So with a new school year upon us, we asked some of the moms in our office to share some of their AM time savers. Read on if you have kids of your own or you’re just looking to make your mornings more efficient.

Do your homework. Pretty much every mom in our office puts out clothes, packs backpacks, and preps lunches (for their kids and themselves) the night before. And the most ambitious use Sunday to plan everyone’s outfits for the week and batch cook.

Dry shampoo, dry shampoo, dry shampoo. If you do nothing else, make ours your friend. It actually cleans hair, saving you time (and bathtime angst). The moms in our office use it on themselves (even after a sweaty workout) and their kids (fewer shampoo battles). Anne-Marie, our head of marketing and a mom of three (including twins), went from washing her hair everyday to every 4 days. And she works out 5x a week. Skeptical a dry shampoo can handle that? Here’s all the proof you need.

Learn a few hair hacks. Those with daughters know all-too-well the pain of the morning styling routine. Whether you’re doing your little’s hair or your own, here are a few easy tutorials to try out. (Lauren, shown above, has mastered a 4-braid braid on daughter Hannah).

Be choosy about your products. Bonus points if you can find products you love that your kids love, too. All the moms here use our shampoos and conditioners on their kids (they help keep hair cleaner, longer) and Prime or Night Cap to help detangle. And on non-shampoo days, dry shampoo of course.

Call in the professionals. Like an eyelash fairy godmother. Sadie, our office manager and mom of two boys, swears by professional eyelash extensions. While they take time upfront, they save her time every day.

Multitask. Lauren admits to brushing her teeth in the shower while she waits for her conditioner to sink in—proof our scientists are brilliant in many ways.

Leave for work before your kids are awake. OK, this one only works if you have a spouse or help, but there’s no faster way to get out the door.

Have a tip? Share it down in the comments.

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