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!

12 Quick Ideas to Get the Job Done

 

Freezer Meals

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.

Freezer Meals

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!

Swim Gear

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.

Instant-Pot-oatmeal-2

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!

how to clean your window blinds

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!

Fill Your Time Jar

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!

Rice in Oven

Source: Busy Mommy Media

 

Track Medicine!

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!

Medicine

Source: Landeelu

 

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!

Week of Outfits

Source: The Boys’ Store Blog

 

Prep Snacks

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!

Snacks

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.

Email

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)

Tiny Crockpot

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.

15-productivity-tips-you-can-use-right-now

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?

Here are a few more ideas to get things done faster:

Ideas to Get the Job Done Faster