Saving Time - Tips For Moms
Saving time by planning your meals. You can use a blank monthly
or weekly calendar to list down your meals for the upcoming week. Once you have
the meals figured out, it will be easier to come up with a shopping list based
on the meals. Keep your planned meals posted on the refrigerator door so you
know what needs to be prepared. Even if it is tempting to sway off the planned
meals, do your best to stick to it - you can save lots of money this way and
keep with in your budget.
|| One precious commodity that everyone has a problem using
wisely is time. One thing is for sure - we all have the same 24 hours in a day -
no more, no less. However, there are things you can do to make the most of your
day. Saving time helpf you to accomplish a lot yet still manage to have
some free time to do things that you enjoy. |
Make a plan and write it down. When you are working on saving time, make
it a habit to write a daily list of things to do and things you need. Life gets
so busy sometimes especially if you have kids. It is going to be helpful to have
those lists handy. You can easily save an extra trip to the store if you have a
list of things to buy. Saving time may also mean that you can figure out
how you can run all your errands so that you do not have to drive back and
forth. Try to shop in the evenings when stores are less busy. There is no need
to waste an hour standing in line when you can do something more productive with
that time. Don't care to stand in line? Try shopping online.
Saving time buy shopping in bulk. If space for groceries is not an issue,
plan to shop in bulk. This will allow you to save time because you do not have
to keep on going to the grocery store. You also save money because buying in
bulk costs less in the long run.
Figure out your best bill payment option. If you have the means, set up bill
payment electronically. Writing checks may seem like a simple thing but you can
save time writing checks for bills when you pay electronically. If you can't pay
bills electronically, set up a workstation complete with all the supplies you
need when paying bills like: your checkbook, envelopes, stamps, pens, and a
calendar. If your workstation is stocked and organized, then you won't waste
time searching for supplies you need.
Do a little housework when you can and don't let work pile up. If you do a bit
of housework each day, then you do not have to spend an entire weekend cleaning
or catching up on housework. Laundry is one thing that easily piles up. Do a
load or two each day and when you can, put the clean clothes away as soon as
possible. Picking up around the house and making sure things have their own
place will lessen the stress when it's time to clean up. Do these and you are
able to enjoy more family time.
Saving time by staying organized. Spend some time organizing your house. This
will take time but will be well worth it. Give everything it's own place and
make sure that it makes sense. For example, have hooks near your front door for
keys, umbrellas and hats. This way you can hang them as soon as you come in.
Hold a family meeting to let everyone know where things belong.
Applying the tips mentioned above will definitely help moms with saving time and
enjoy their family a little bit more.
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