One word, busy. This word has so many meanings for all of us, working, taking care of kids, and maybe kickboxing during the week. We could all use more time so why not knock out the excuses and take advantage of the time we do have?
5 Life Hacks
Starting with Sunday, here are 5 life hacks to save time during the week.
I know you hear this over and over again, but there is a reason for it. Remember when we were kids and had a lunch menu? Maybe not, but anyway, I have my sons’ lunch menu displayed on the fridge right now. You get what I am saying? Make a lunch menu for yourself! Grocery shop on Sunday and create a weekly meal plan, you will thank yourself and maybe even me, if I am lucky. Hint: Buy in bulk if you are cooking for a family or are a fan of eating leftovers. My favorite foods are chicken, chicken, and chicken with some veggies and a little dash of seasonings.
Stop procrastinating and start pumping. Go to the gas station on Sunday and fill your gas tank to the f line, referring to full. By filling up your car with fuel, you will save time from making multiple gas station stops during the week. Bonus! If you grocery shop at a store like Giant Eagle or Shop N Save, who offers fuel perks, you will save time and money! Hooray!
P.S. If you don’t have a vehicle (I know the feeling) then buy a public bus pass ahead of time. You don’t want to be THAT person, digging out change to pay the bus fare while people are waiting.
Who likes dirty laundry? No one! I hate thinking about smelly socks and dirty underwear. Life hack #3, wash clothes on Sunday and free up more time during the week. I mostly use detergent with added baking soda because it removes stains from fabric. You got me, I am a messy eater and was referring to my clothes, not my sons’.
Try this detergent to get the cleanest clothes!
Play dress up
Not really though. What I mean is plan your outfits for the week. You can hang or fold your Monday through Friday outfits in order. Ok, this might be more challenging for us ladies, but try it. If I could make it happen so can everyone else. This is where labeling or color-coded hangers come into play.
Keep a planner
Can you say, lifesaver? I am sure you readers out there have a busy life especially if you add kids, employer’s, employees, friends, co-workers, significant others, and families to the mix. Phew, did I miss anything? Get a pen in your hand and PLAN. Write down everything, from scheduled appointments to phone calls to everything in between.
My favorite planner:
These are my 5 life hacks, but remember, do what works for you! Do you enjoy planning and preparing for the week or are you more of a go with the flow type of person? How do you get SH** done? What is your biggest motivator? I would love to hear from you!