Organization is key for avoiding stressful school mornings. We've asked real moms and professional organizers to share their advice for making hectic mornings as stress-free as possible.
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Turn Back the Clock
Simple changes can make a big difference in getting out the door in the morning, and one timesaver is right at your fingertips. "Set all the clocks in your house 10 minutes ahead," says professional organizer Alicia Rockmore. "It may sound silly, but it really works."
Professional organizer Elaine Bloom says underestimating the time it takes to do something is one of the most common mistakes families make in the mornings. "They may think that it will take 10 minutes to get ready and get out the door when it will actually take 20 minutes."
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