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How long between waking up and leaving house?

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perezso · 22/10/2018 08:58

Generally, I give myself two hours to drink coffee, do my hair (I have very long, thick hair which I blow dry into submission) and makeup. I don't have a massive beauty routine (just primer, foundation, liner, blush, mascara) but I do like to take my time. It does feel like a massive waste of time though but I guess I enjoy the "me" time..

Also, if my hair is "clean"/looking decent it cuts my time down to 1 hr 10ish.

Yes I have no kids..yet.

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spanieleyes · 22/10/2018 09:00

I can manage in 10 minutes, generally allow myself 20!

cece · 22/10/2018 09:00

On work/school days I need at least an hour to feed, dress and get everyone ready to leave the house. I barely touch my hair and only wear eyeliner and mascara.

C0untDucku1a · 22/10/2018 09:02

An hour. But inactually have 15 minutes of ‘why do I have to go to work’ before i get out of bed. So 45 mins to shower, dress and get out.

umberellaonesie · 22/10/2018 09:02

45 minutes. I have a coffee in bed for 15 minutes me time, shower, dress then pack my lunch and leave.

Ignoramusgiganticus · 22/10/2018 09:03

25 minutes including hair wash and shower. Can cut it down to 20 minutes If I rush or don't have breakfast.

DeadCertain · 22/10/2018 09:03

When I need to leave at 0330 I get up at 0300 and shower, coffee and go. When I start later I like a while to sit with a coffee and walk my dog then shower and get ready - I will get up at about 0430 - 0500 to leave around 0730 - 0800.

Vitalogy · 22/10/2018 09:04

I like a couple of hours, I don't like to rush, makes for a bad start to the day.

craftymum01 · 22/10/2018 09:05

10 minutes on a work day. 40 minutes on a nursery run day. I wash my hair the night before as I can’t face getting up at 5.15 rather than 5.40. Everything packed and lunch made the night before, chuck my coffee in a flask and I’m off. Got it down to a fine art now

babbscrabbs · 22/10/2018 09:06

I'm usually up at least an hour and a half before I have to leave, but maybe only 10-15 minutes of that is spent getting myself ready. The rest is dealing with the kids. I don't have the time to dry my hair or do make-up most mornings.

UbercornsGoggles · 22/10/2018 09:06

I need an hour to get me and toddler out, but my beauty routine is minimal. The other day someone asked me if I'd just been to the salon because my hair was looking so lovely. I thought about it and realised I hadn't even looked in the mirror that morning!

BitOutOfPractice · 22/10/2018 09:06

2 hours?! I'd rather spend at least half of that sleeping.

If I'm going to the gym: (no make up, no breakfast): 30 minutes

Business meeting: 60 minutes

Anything in between: 45 minutes

thecatsthecats · 22/10/2018 09:06

Fifty minutes.

I have very long, thick hair that I stick in a lump on my head every day because I CBA drying it. I don't wear make up to work because I fell out of the habit, and now it feels gross to put anything on my skin in the morning.

I do about 10m getting dressed/making breakfast etc, then bum around for 30m before spending 10m getting everything together to get out of the door.

Merryoldgoat · 22/10/2018 09:06

Could do 20 mins including shower before kids.

Now. Well. Longer. Much much longer.

Hellohah · 22/10/2018 09:08

I set my alarm for 6.30, out of the house at 7.20. 20 minutes of that is trying to get DS13 out of bed for school 😂😂

AtSea1979 · 22/10/2018 09:09

certain why on earth do you get up so early? What time do you go to sleep?

Lazypuppy · 22/10/2018 09:09

Before children, 20mins.
Now it takes about 40mins.
I'm on flexi time so earlier i start earlier i can leave

TheWiseWomansFear · 22/10/2018 09:09

45 mins but can do 20 if I'm not wearing makeup.

I do teeth, quick scrub, hair, clothes, coffee, makeup, bag together and out.

perezso · 22/10/2018 09:10

I'm not stood in the bathroom for two hours. I'm watching the news, texting friends, having a decent breakfast and just mooching. I find long mornings sort of luxurious and it definitely makes the rest of my day more relaxed. I still get 7-8 hours sleep which is enough for me.

I could definitely do my routine in 20 minutes if pushed (minus hair).

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haverhill · 22/10/2018 09:11

35 minutes but I could do it in 20.

Vitalogy · 22/10/2018 09:11

2 hours?! I'd rather spend at least half of that sleeping. Body says no. Very rarely get woken up by the alarm.

2b1c51 · 22/10/2018 09:11

1 hour to get me, a 4yo and 1yo breakfasted and dressed (and me showered and hair blow dried) and out of the door. It is a bit if a rush (except some inexplicable mornings when it feels I have loads of time). Usually lay out clothes the night before, and often end up brushing my teeth in the shower. Also would struggle to do it without Cbeebies- if I'm not in the shower by the end of Yakka Dee I'm screwed!

Dontstepinthecowpat · 22/10/2018 09:12

Nanny arrives at 7 and I leave at 5 past. Usually set alarm for 6.30 and allow myself a 10 min snooze before grabbing a shower and hair (left to dry curly) and make up. When I’m not working it takes about 50 mins to get kids fed and ready to leave but we are a very organised house no searching for uniforms at 8.30


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TokyoSushi · 22/10/2018 09:13

We get up at 7 and leave at 8:40 that's for me & 2 x DC (5 & 7) to all shower and DC have breakfast.

On my own I need about 45 mins, I shower & wash hair every morning without fail.

CartwheelCath · 22/10/2018 09:14

1 hour. I can't get it down any more. It's my bloody hair.. I have to have it up for work and some days it does not want to play ball.
The killer is allowing that much time for a 3am startSad!

If I'm starting later in the day I sometimes take longer.

pumpkinpie01 · 22/10/2018 09:17

Get up at 7 and leave house at 8.10 thats getting myself and 5 year old ready.

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