Is it a day where you don’t have enough time? Looking for some quick tips to getting the chores done??
Do you have more to-do’s than you do time? Does your list seem to grow instead of shrink as the days go by? Sometimes, it seems like it takes all you have just to stay afloat…but it doesn’t always have to be that way. There are lots of tips and tricks to get just about any job done in a quick amount of time – from feeding a crowd to making mornings run smoother to cleaning your house.
Check out these tricks for making the most out of your time and resources. Use that extra time to get on top of other tasks, or perhaps even relax for a bit!
Prepping freezer meals ahead of time can be a HUGE time saver, not to mention a money saver! We love using our instant pot recipes for fast food! Think about how much time you spend prepping AND cooking dinner on a normal day – what if you could cut that time in half, or even better? You can with some carefully premeditated time set aside just for prep.
Source: Skinny Ms
Organize Your Swim Gear
During those hot summer days, you can spend a large amount of time before AND after the pool just looking for all your gear or putting it away. By creating a “command center” of sorts, you can shave off a healthy amount of time – all your sunscreen, goggles and swim toys will be right where they belong, making it easy to get in and out of the door!
Source: Living Well Mom
Breakfast Hack: Steel Cut Oats in No Time!
Love steel cut oats for breakfast, but hate the amount of time it takes to cook them up? Try out this trick for making them in 10 minutes, and get that hearty taste in no time, even on the busiest of mornings.
Source: My Plant Based Family
Cleaning Hack: Blinds
Cleaning blinds is often no small task – it usually takes forever! Try out this trick that uses a common kitchen item to get the job done in no time!
Source: One Crazy House
Fill Your Time Jar
Spend some time carefully considering what your priorities are. Make a list of what needs to be accomplished today, what can wait until tomorrow, and what needs to be put off, and then determine the order in which you need to do everything…believe it or not, setting time aside to think through your priorities on a daily basis can save you tons of time and let you get done what needs to get done!
Source: Living Well Spending Less
Food For a Crowd – Rice
Have a ton of hungry mouths to feed? Try out one of many kitchen/cooking time savers that will allow you to feed a crowd in no time. One of our favorite tips is cooking rice in the oven – cooking large quantities on the stove can be tricky (think mushy or crunchy!) and the cleanup can be a mess. In the oven, you can make a super large quantity with minimal effort OR cleanup!
Source: Busy Mommy Media
Do you ever start liquid Rx’s only to forget a few days in if you (or your kids) have taken the dosage needed? Once you start feeling better, it gets harder and harder to get the meds finished. By drawing a simple chart right on the bottle, you can be sure all the medicine gets finished!
Pick a Weeks’ Worth of Outfits at One Time
No more “but I don’t want to wear that!” in the morning… use this simple hack to pick all the outfits for the week ahead of time. Super simple, HUGE time saver!
Source: The Boys’ Store Blog
Seems like so often, the kitchen gets turned upside down when the kids come in after school or after playing outside looking for a snack – eliminate the “what can I have?” issues AND keep your kitchen tidy by making a dedicated bin just for snacks. Hungry? Go grab something from the snack box!
Source: Cupcakes Kisses n Crumbs
Manage Your Emails
Whether you work outside the home or at home, in this day and age all of us use email to manage many aspects of our lives. If you don’t already have a method for managing your email, check out these tips to make the most of your email program, stay on top of your messages and save you time.
Source: Mind Tools
Invest in a Tiny Crockpot
Did you know they make tiny crockpots to heat individual servings of food? What will they think of next?! This is a genius way to let your lunch slowly heat up while you attend to other things. When you’re ready to eat, your lunch will be perfectly hot and ready for you. Get it here! (affiliate)
Source: Literacy Loves Company
Productivity Tip: Leave Some Margin in Your Day
Leaving some room in your tightly packed day will accomplish several things – like helping you plan for the unexpected, and give you a minute or two here and there to take a breath before moving on to the next task. If you go go go all day long, it’s very likely that you won’t be able to do as much the next day, or the day after that.
Source: The Intentional Mom
No matter what is on your to-do list, there are tips and tricks that can help you make the most of the time you have. Which tip makes the most sense to you?
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