Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Little Steps to Save Lots of Time

Here are some simple, do-able steps designed to save time and energy!

In the Kitchen:
  • When preparing your meals, clean up as you go, washing by hand or putting appropriate items right into the dishwasher.
  • Use items and place them directly back in their place.
  • Immediately following the meal, do the clean up. Wash dishes, do kitchen clean up etc.Spending a few minutes attacking the mess means more relaxation time without dreading the kitchen clean up!
  • Put the perishable groceries in the refrigerator right away directly out of the grocery bags, rather than placing them on the counter first. Wash and cut fruits and veggies before putting them away.
Cook Less:
  • Cook extra quantities of meat and use later in the week for another dish. Make individual plates or portions with leftovers and freeze for another time.
  • If you have enough, freeze half the meal for a quick meal at a later date.

Morning Routine:
  • Choose your clothes the night before work or school. This way you don't waste valuable time in the morning looking for the right thing to wear.
  • Sign papers, do lunch money and check homework the night before. Have backpacks packed and ready to go.
  • Fill up your gas tank when it hits the quarter of a tank level. In case of a delay in traffic, or late morning, you won't have to worry about running out of gasoline
Errands:
  • Have a routine each week for the days you do errands and shopping. It will save you gasoline since you won't have to keep running out for forgotten items.
  • Keep a running shopping list in a visible place for the family to mark needed items.
  • Use and stick to shopping list and bring coupons if you use them.
A little planning and preparation can go a long way toward saving time and money.

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful tips my friend. I love the thought of having a regular day I do errands and stuff like that. It would make it easier to plan things. I need to start doing that!
    Hugs
    Kim

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  2. Great tips, thanks for sharing !
    Blessings to you dear friend.

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