Part of being organized is making sure that your time is organized. You will feel less under stress if you use some time saving tips to help you throughout the day. Here are 10 tips on saving time that you can use every day in order to save time:
1. Make school lunches the night before
Instead of rushing around in the morning, trying to get everyone ready for school and work, make school lunches the night before and put them in the refrigerator. Label them in bags and they are ready to go the next morning.
2. Lay your clothes out the evening before
Another way to save time every day is to pick out your clothes that you are going to wear the night before and have them ready for you in the morning. This can save you time in the morning as you do not have to waste time in a groggy state trying to figure out what to wear.
3. Do errands on your lunch hour
Instead of just sitting in the lunchroom, take the time to do some errands and get some things that you need for home. This can save you a trip to the store after work and will help you stay organized.
4. Do your banking online
You can pay your bills online and also have an automatic deposit of your check into your bank account. Most employers encourage automatic deposits and the good news is that the money is available for you right away. This saves you a trip to the bank as well as time when it comes to writing out checks to pay bills and mailing them.
5. Send packages Priority Mail
You can have Priority Mail boxes delivered to your home from the post office and have any package picked up right at your home. You should have these boxes, which are free, available at your home so that whenever you have to mail a package. It can save you time in going to the post office.
6. Fill up your gas tank when you need gas
Instead of having to stop all of the time at the gas station for gas, fill up your tank. This saves you time and is much more of an organized way to keep track of how much gas you use each week. Since you are likely to use up the gas anyway, you might as well fill it up and save countless trips to the gas station.
7. Put an extension cord on your vacuum cleaner
This is a simple tip that can save you time in moving the cord of the vacuum cleaner when you are vacuuming. You can get to all of the rooms at once and minimize changing the cord into different sockets, thus saving you time.
8. Wake up 15 minutes early to exercise
Not only will you feel more energized, but this can also save you time in going to the gym. If you like to go to the gym, this is another thing that you can do on your lunch hour if you can find one close to where you work.
9. Make a Meal Plan for the Week
Order online and save time. Most places are now offering in-store shopping done for you and you can either pick it up or have it delivered. Make easy freezer meals, such as casseroles on the weekend to save time during the week.
10. Have dinner out once a week
Once a week, treat yourself and your family to carry out foods. This will save you time and give you a break from the kitchen. We always called this “Fast Food Fridays.” It was a nice way to start the weekend without having to cook dinner and everyone enjoyed the different foods. Each week, someone in the family got to pick the carry out of choice.
There are other time saving tips you can use. For example, if you have to go downstairs to do laundry, do not go empty handed when you come up. Bring up something that you need and condense your trips. This can help you save yourself many trips up and down the steps.
Saving time makes you much more organized. This can be the first step in getting organized. As you continue to organize your time, you will come up with other time saving tips for yourself as well.