Wouldn’t it be great if you could spend your weekends doing something other than playing catch-up from the week before? We’re all so busy during the week with work, kids, and other important commitments that our “time off” is spent running around doing errands! If you’re feeling stressed and would just like some more time for you, try these 4 time-saving tips.
Make an Ongoing Shopping List
Has this ever happened to you? You try to quickly jot down a shopping list before hitting the grocery store and end up wasting all kinds of time in your kitchen, trying to figure out what you’re out of, what you need more of for upcoming meals, and what everyone in your household wants to add to the list too! Save time by having one master list that you add to throughout the week, and delete from once the items have been purchased. Bonus Tip: if you keep the list in the Notes section of your phone, you’ll always have it with you- no more forgetting your shopping list on the kitchen table!
Map Out Your Errand Schedule
Need to hit the post office, the car wash, the gas station, and the cleaners? Plan out the best route so you can make one quick, seamless trip from point A to point B, hitting every errand along the way. This will save you time (and gas) by not making you drive all over the place, getting you home sooner!
De-Clutter Once a Year
If you feel like every weekend is spent rooting through your closets and finding more stuff to donate or throw away, it’s time for an annual overhaul. Take one weekend to sort through all the clutter, forming “keep,” “give away,” and “throw away” piles, then take the items you’re not keeping to the donation center or landfill. Bonus tip: if there’s stuff you want to keep but you just don’t have the space in your home, take a look at some of the options for Philadelphia self-storage units. I’m in Philly, so climate control is an issue here – and something to take into account! You can keep your important belongings safe without having them clutter up your living space!
Buy in Bulk
You’ve probably heard Sam’s Club and Costco devotees singing the praises of these membership warehouse stores more than a few times! If you’ve got the space, bulk-buying your essential household items is a wonderful time-saver. Imagine not running out of toilet paper or paper towels for an entire year! Taking one trip per month to your local bulk shopping supercenter can save you countless hours of grocery shopping time- not to mention considerable amounts of money!
You work hard and deserve a break on your weekends! By following these time-saving tips, you can take more time for yourself and spend time actually relaxing on your days off. Enjoy!
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