1. Hang outfits together.
Same goes for certain clothing combos you never wear apart—save some time by pairing them together on the hanger. This works for layering, be it a shirt under a pinafore, as well as full outfits that you only ever wear together.
2. Have one bag for the week, and one for the weekend.
Select a working week bag that's neutral enough to go with whatever you decide to wear and use it every day. If you want to mix it up each week, switch everything to a new bag on a Sunday so you're not stressed AF come Monday morning.
3. Pack your bag using compartment pouches.
If you DO decide you want to swap your bags around, being able to just grab the "essentials" pouch (wallet, license, keys) will make switching so much easier.
4. Never put socks with holes back in your drawers.
Just throw them away. It's over. Accept it.
5. Buy clothes that are easily interchangeable
When shopping, stick to a certain color palette, and you'll be able to mix and match your separates SO much easier. You'll have way more outfit options, and it'll save precious minutes, too.
6. Construct a work uniform.
Finding a fashion formula that you feel most comfortable in (excluding your pajamas, of course) will allow you to wear the same—but kinda different—clothes every. single. day. WIN. (All the celebs do it, promise.)
7. Avoid buying easily-creased clothes.
It's simple—if you can't be bothered to iron just as much as you can't be bothered to get dressed, don't buy clothes that are high-maintenance. And DEFINITELY steer clear of anything "dry clean only." They might look pretty in the shop, but that's because they've got steamers on standby, remember?
8. Never hang up something that is dirty.
Well, aside from the fact that it is seriously gross, there is literally NO point to this.
9. Keep a tidy wardrobe.
Okay, so if you're not in the mood to get dressed, you're hardly going to want to spend time and energy putting your wardrobe in order, are you? But believe us, the whole finding clothes thing is SO much easier when you have a little structure in the closet department. Separate each item of clothing into sections and if you're feeling really adventurous, you can color-code it, too. (Thank us later, yeah?)
10. Iron as you go.
Sometimes a little bit of wardrobe maintenance can go a loooong way in saving you precious snooze time. Iron anything that needs it before you put it away, and wearing your favorite shirt becomes as easy as just taking it off the hanger.
11. Moisturize in the shower.
If you're anything like us then having to moisturize your whole body after getting out of the shower is a bit of an annoying beauty chore. Use a in-shower moisturizer, so the minute you step out of the bathroom, you're good to go and don't have to wait for any stickiness to subside before putting on your jeans.
12. Use products that can multitask.
Cut precious minutes from your routine by using products that do more than one job. Who needs a serum, moisturizer, toner, and SPF? (You, actually, but we'll let it slide on days when you just can't even.) Picking a BB cream that hydrates, protects, AND makes your complexion look dreamy is an easy way to cut out some of the BS.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.