Another Five Ways To Save Time At Home

Time moves fast so it's important to save time to do things you enjoy         Image:Pixabay

It is easy to do things the same way you always have but there may be more efficient ways of getting things done. You may be able to simplify some areas of your life to get some extra time for relaxing, spending with family/friends or doing a hobby.
  • Set up direct debit for paying regular bills to save time. This may also save you having to pay late fees. Just make sure you always have enough money in the account your bills are paid from. Perhaps you can set up a regular transfer into the account your bills are debited from.
  • Put a ‘No junk mail’ sticker on your letter box. You will save time each week not reading junk mail, storing it and eventually disposing of it. This is especially true around Mother's Day, Father's Day and the lead up to Christmas, those times when the amount of junk mail increases.
    It also helps resist the temptation to buy unnecessary things just because they are on sale.
  • Sort through your possessions and clear out things which are not important in your life. Only display items you really love. Having less things on shelves will reduce the time you spend cleaning.
    If you are able to display treasured possessions in a glass cabinet that's great because it reduces the amount of dusting you have to do.
Decluttering saves time in other ways. It is easier to put things away if you don't have to stack things and shuffle them around to make space. When you have a crowded cupboard, with things stacked up, fragile items are more likely to get chipped or broken, it takes time to clean up broken china/glass. If you have fewer items stored you will spend less time looking for things.
  • Cook twice the amount, more if practical and freeze. The freezer is your friend.
    Pretty obvious but I'll state it anyway. It really does help to label and date things. When I don’t, I regret it if I can’t work out what I am taking out of the freezer. Skipping the labelling might be okay for those who like surprises.
  • Unsubscribe from emails from companies trying to sell you stuff you don't need. Also unsubscribe from those newsletters you don't read anyway. If you get too many emails, the important things can get lost among the advertising and unimportant stuff. Resist the temptation to check your email all the time. Same goes for social media.

    Some changes to habits only save a few minutes here and there. However, those minutes add up and result in you feeling more organised and therefore less stressed. This means you are better able to enjoy any time saved.


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