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Up, dressed, ready & out in 15 mins?

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elodie2000 Sat 25-Feb-17 11:24:00

DH can do just this. Out of bed, quick shave, brush teeth, quick shower, towel dry head hair. Put clothes on ( jeans, shirt, jumper) Put shoes on, pick up wallet & keys.. Done.

AIBU to be jealous?

I hate having to wash my hair, dry it, straighten it, put makeup on every day. If I wash it the night before it feels dirty in the morning. On the rare occasions I don't bother with makeup (I don't wear much) people ask me if I'm ill because I look so rough.

How long does it take you just to get up and leave the house?

TheStoic Sat 25-Feb-17 11:27:05

I get up 20 mins before I need to leave for work (if no kids in the house).

Shower, dressed, make up, lunch in my bag, out the door.

Nellyphants Sat 25-Feb-17 11:28:59

I can do this, once I have my clothes ready. I put my makeup on at my destination. My hair is straight so I towel dry & rough dry with the hairdryer for about a minute.

I don't understand how some people take so long to get ready

Pyjamaface Sat 25-Feb-17 11:29:36

Less than 10 minutes. I bath at night and wash/dry hair do all I've got to do is get dressed, put hair up and brush teeth. I rarely bother with make up

Artandco Sat 25-Feb-17 11:30:18

I do 45 mins to get myself and two kids up and out.
I don't wash hair in mornings, it's perfectly fine after being washed every other night.
Kids eat a hot breakfast in that time usually also.

highinthesky Sat 25-Feb-17 11:30:27


It takes me an hour to get ready in the morning. 10 mins stretches, 20 mins shower and dress, 10 mins make-up, 20 mins faffing and that includes making tea and tidying the house as I go.

IrregularCommentary Sat 25-Feb-17 11:30:57

About 30mins (including faffing about) pre dd.

Now I have a 5mo dd, it can be hours.

Hgmother Sat 25-Feb-17 11:32:22

Leaving with no brats kids. 3 hours. Just me, 10 mins.

Hgmother Sat 25-Feb-17 11:33:01

That made zero sense lol. 3 hours WITH kids. 10 mins without!

GieryFas Sat 25-Feb-17 11:34:16

25 minutes on a work day - quick shower (hair doesn't need washing every day), teeth, clothes on, make-up. 20 minutes the rest of the time (no make up), unless washing my hair which adds a couple of minutes to wash and five minutes to dry (if I bother).

WhooooAmI24601 Sat 25-Feb-17 11:35:18

On weekdays I get up at 5.30am and leave the house at 8am. I don't need the time to get ready, I need it to be civilised. I can't even speak for the first hour of each day, I just walk the dog for an hour with a pint of tea in my fist and a resting-bitch-face. Nobody smiles or says hello at that time of day. It's bliss. After that I can shower and be ready inside 20 minutes but instead have to spend the morning feeding the animals, prepping lunch boxes, finding shoes which mysteriously vanish and shouting "for gods sake, child, you cannot go to school with just pantaloons and one sock on" at the 6 year old, who thinks it's hilarious to wait til 7.58 before bothering to dress himself.

Oysterbabe Sat 25-Feb-17 11:37:46

I can be out of the house in 20 minutes. I do look like shit all the time though.

haveacupoftea Sat 25-Feb-17 11:40:40

God it takes me ages. Wake up at 7.30, snooze for ten, 5 minutes for shower. Sit and stare into space for ten minutes. Ten minutes hair and makeup. Another ten minutes to locate something to wear out of the pile of clean laundry and iron. Send the dog out for a pee, take blood glucose, shovel in weetabix. Get dog in, give dog treat, dog gets mud on clothes, look for alternative clothes. Realise have 20 mins to drive 20 mile journey to work. Leave, lock up, realise i forgot my phone, go back in, triple check doors locked because paranoia. Get into car, window iced over, need diesel.

I hate mornings.

pasturesgreen Sat 25-Feb-17 11:40:55

About 40 minutes to an hour on a work day, I take my time as I hate to feel rushed in the morning. I don't wash hair every day, and certainly not in the morning, that's for shower, make up, cup of tea, quick look at facebook and the online papers, getting dressed.

That said, if I really have to, I can be out the door in 15 minutes.

DJBaggySmalls Sat 25-Feb-17 11:41:42

I'd struggle to do that if the house were actually on fire.

Fruitcocktail6 Sat 25-Feb-17 11:42:36

I takes me ages but I faff about and have a cup of tea, pack up my lunch, make up etc. I can be quick if I need to.

I do think washing hair everyday is a waste of time though.

TeenAndTween Sat 25-Feb-17 11:43:16

15-20mins including some breakfast if I need to.

Xmasbaby11 Sat 25-Feb-17 11:43:35

Probably 30 mins without kids.

1 hour with kids - and that's a rush!

TheGhostsOfPresidentsYetToCome Sat 25-Feb-17 11:47:19

My hair is long but fine. I can be up, showered (including hair wash) and out in 30 mins.

Dahlietta Sat 25-Feb-17 11:49:13

I also wash my hair in the evenings, every other day. I can easily get up and out in 10 minutes, but only because my lovely DH gets the child ready for school while I'm still lying in bed... blush

ElspethFlashman Sat 25-Feb-17 11:49:25

I struggle to understand why it's so important to be out the door in 15 mins.

Seems kinda..... pointless?

You're just zooming about like a blue arsed fly, what's the point?

I have to be in work by 7.15 so I get that it's tempting to be able to stay in bed as long as possible - but tbh I just go to bed early so I don't have to. I'd rather be able to dawdle in the mornings as it's bad enough a shock to the system to be up at 6am anyway without having to tear out the door in 15 mins!

tissuesosoft Sat 25-Feb-17 11:49:37

I wash my hair every day so to be completely ready takes me 40 minutes- hair, make up and dressed. With DD 'helping' it takes 1 hour 15 but in that time I'm feeding her, getting her dressed, doing her bottles for the day at the childminders

PointxTaken Sat 25-Feb-17 11:50:13

Pre-kids I used to be ready in 15mn when I had early start. Clothes and bag ready the night before, wake up on first alarm, quick shower, make up, clothes, done. Add 5 minutes if I had to wash and dry my hair - but it's long, so takes not time to dry, brush and put up.
Stop at starbucks to grab a coffee on the way to the office.

I prefer to have more time and drink my first coffee at home, so pre-kids, It could take me 30 minutes all in. Make coffee before jumping in shower, and drink coffee whilst getting dressed and putting make up on. I was always a bit jealous of people working a leisurely 9 to 5, who don't need to spend more than 30 minutes a day commuting. That must be so nice.

Since having children, well, it doesn't take any longer to get ME ready, but I count a couple of hours to have time to do everything.

elodie2000 Sat 25-Feb-17 11:50:20

DH was asking why I was struggling to get ready to go this morning. Why it took me so long! It takes me about an hour with the DC. I forgot about the DC!!! it's their fault!! 😂

No wonder he does it all in 15 mins! He leaves for before they get up during the week and at the weekend doesn't consider them when he's getting ready. hmm

TheStoic Sat 25-Feb-17 11:51:55

You're just zooming about like a blue arsed fly, what's the point?

Not zooming, not rushed, just not faffing. I've always wondered what people do when they're dawdling around in the mornings.

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