Time Management Tips That Get You Out The Door Faster In The Morning 03/18/2013 10:31 am ET | Updated Apr 07, 2014 263 Whether you fear the alarm clock or not, these time-savers will simplify your mornings and give your day a happier, saner start. 17 Shortcuts To Get You Out The Door Faster 17 Shortcuts To Get You Out The Door Faster 1 of 17 Prepare And Pre-Pack What do you wish for your morning routine? Create a "to do" checklist for each day -- at least until you establish a consistency. Talk with your kids about what their morning routines should look like too. Young kids may have fun drawing pictures of each step of their morning schedules, while adolescents and teens can benefit from creating "responsibility charts" that will help them sail smoothly through their daily routines. Make pre-packing easier by creating inboxes (and in turn, their outboxes) for each person. Have each person unload their backpack (or your purse or work bag), and keep important papers and must-haves for next day's use. Share this slide: Thinkstock Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Facebook and Twitter . Related on HuffPost: How To Gain 7 More Hours In A Day How To Gain 7 More Hours In A Day 1 of 9 Handle Things Once (Saves 15 To 20 Minutes) When it comes to email, voicemail, or paperwork, take instant action -- i.e., read, answer, delete, file -- so you don't have to come back to it. The accumulated time saved can add up to ten hours a month, says Jana Kemp, a Boise, Idaho, "time architect" and the author of No! How One Simple Word Can Transform Your Life. Share this slide: Shutterstock More: Time Management OWN Simplify Your Life Time Management Tips Time Saving Tips Time Management Skills FOLLOW HUFFPOST facebook twitter Suggest a correction GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. CONVERSATIONS FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost HuffPost HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.