Do you constantly feel like you’re not getting enough done? Are there never enough hours in the day? Thankfully, you can use some simple hacks to get more done every day. Whether you multitask or take advantage of every minute, you can make the most of your time.
First thing first. Always multitask whenever possible. For example, while your dinner is cooking, unload and reload the dishwasher. While you’re waiting to pick up your kids, write your shopping list. While you’re grocery shopping, fit in a workout. You can do so many things at the same time. Why do everything individually when you can save time?
Stop Sorting Laundry
There are a number of products on the market that you can use to prevent the need to sort your clothes. This may sound crazy and you may worry about everything turning pink or gray, but it really works. Color catchers have made my life so much easier. I even have them shipped to Norway. Some even claim that all you need to do is add vinegar to your wash and you’ll never have to sort your clothes again.
Create a Routine
Routines make it so easy to get stuff done. Just like you get up every morning and take a shower and brush your teeth, you can start adding additional things to your routine. For example, you might load your dishwasher every night and then empty in first thing in the morning, every day. When you stick to routines, everything becomes much easier to tackle.
Use a Schedule
For some people, it works to create a schedule. You can buy planners that are broken down into 30 minute time slots. These are great for getting everything done around the house, running errands, etc. A schedule keeps you on track and better ensures that you get everything done. Just be sure to give yourself buffers so that if anything goes wrong, you’ll have the time to handle it.
Double Up Recipes
Another great tip is to double up on your recipes. Instead of cooking one lasagna, double up the recipe and pop one in the freezer. This allows you to have a delicious meal ready to go on those nights when you’re really busy. All you need to do is pop it in the oven.
Take Advantage of Every Minute
You will be so surprised at what you can accomplish in only a few minutes. For example, while waiting for your lunch to nuke in the microwave, you can get in a 100 squats or unload and reload the dishwasher or wipe down the counters. Take advantage of those wasted minutes so that you get more done.
When you start using your time wisely, you’ll be surprised at how much more you can accomplish. Follow these simple hacks so that you get more done every day.
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