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3 Ways Goodwill Can Simplify Your Morning Routine

Mornings can bring out the best or the worst of us. If you’re a morning person, you might enjoy the quiet of a new day over a cup of coffee, but for the rest of us, the morning rush is filled with chaos and brain fog.

If that sounds familiar, here are a few ways Goodwill can simplify your daily start!

Get Organized

When everything you need to get ready for the day is easy to find, the road to getting out the door becomes much smoother. For example, drawer organizers can provide a place for things such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, makeup, and other toiletries. Baskets and fabric bins can help you organize items in your linen closet or medicine cabinet. No more digging to find what you need while you get ready!

In your clothing closet, place belts on hooks or in baskets so they’re easy to find, and consider organizing shoes by type or occasion on shelving or shoe holders that hang on doors. Hang necklaces and hats on hooks for easy access and display. With everything in its place, you’ll be better prepared to choose an outfit for the day.

Check your nearest Goodwill thrift store for all the organization solutions you need!

Use Capsule Wardrobe Hacks to Simplify Dressing

Small adjustments to your wardrobe can also make it a snap to put together an outfit each morning. Ensuring your closet contains a strategic number of simple, timeless pieces in neutral colors creates what’s called a ” capsule” wardrobe. This approach allows you to mix and match clothing items that won’t go out of style. Capsule wardrobes come together in many variations to create numerous outfit options, even on mornings when you’d rather be snoozing.

Rack of clothes at Ohio Valley Goodwill

Shop your nearest Goodwill thrift store for high-quality capsule wardrobe items that will open up a world of outfit possibilities. Thrifting these items is less expensive and more sustainable than purchasing them new. 

Make Ahead Grab “˜n’ Go Breakfast and Lunch Options

With a little planning, you’ll say goodbye to rushed mornings when you leave the house without breakfast and no plans for lunch. Make-ahead overnight oats, muffins, and egg bites can be prepped for the week on Sunday nights while you clean up the kitchen after dinner. The same goes for lunch!

Pots from Goodwill
Pots from Goodwill

If you’re not into doing a lot of prep work, simply separate dinner leftovers into meal-sized reusable takeaway containers or bento boxes to make easy workday lunches.

Goodwill is a great place to find meal containers, lunch bags and carriers, travel mugs, and other kitchen tools to simplify meal prep and take the stress out of your morning routine. Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store today and start enjoying peaceful, uncomplicated mornings.