Recently, I was fortunate enough to be offered a job at the corporate headquarters of a regional bank.Â I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to work again and in my preferred field, communications.Â However, when I was working for my last corporation, I worked from home, so my attire consisted of jeans and shorts.Â I also didn’t have to commute; I just rolled over and reached for my laptop on the floor.Â Since this new job requires that I actually wear grown-up clothes and commute quite a long distance, I needed to find ways to streamline my morning routine to maximize my sleep time.
I immediately started picking my clothes and everything out the night before.Â This not only saves me time in the morning, but it keeps me from waking my husband so early from the noise of me fumbling around.Â Initially, this meant I ended up with piles of accessories and undergarments lying on the floor of my closet.Â Not so great.Â I easily solved my problem by buying colorful bags that I hang across the hangers with my clothes.Â Now all the accessories are with each outfit I am going to wear for the week.Â On Sunday, I plan out everything I am going to wear, and make sure I have the right hosiery, socks, jewelry, shoes, etc. to go along with it.Â Then when I am groggy in the morning, all I have to do is pick up the Monday outfit and put it on.
Since implementing my bag system, I am also now avoiding mistakes like wearing my brown boots with my black suit.Â That was an exceptionally dark and groggy morning!
For this project, you can pretty much use any type of bag you desire.Â I just found some that were big enough to even hold shoes and they were brightly colored.Â I like the added brightness in the closet.Â But I couldn’t leave them plain. I just couldn’t!Â I resisted the urge to use glitter (which would’ve just make my work clothes look a little too crafty) but I did use Crafty Chica’s Tango permanent fabric markers. I placed a piece of scrap paper in the middle of the bag since it was thin and I was afraid the markers would seep through.
I wanted to label each bag with a day of the week.Â I used my Cricut Expression to cut a stencil for each letter to use as a guide.Â I penciled it on the bag first and then went back and outlined it with the black.
I finished it off by doodling a bit.Â I even let Little Jo help me out by drawing on some of the other bags for me.Â Really, you don’t even have to decorate the bags at all but the added decor puts a smile on my face in the morning.
Now, you can see all of my clothes with bags ready for the week.Â I really like being able to walk into my closet, pick up the hangers and get ready without having to think too much.Â Do you guys have any other morning routine tips for me?Â Or perhaps some car commuting tips?