Have More Quality Time with the Family with these Time-Saving Tips
It’s a busy world and you don’t want to be wasting your time on trivial tasks when you could be spending quality time with your family. These five time-saving ideas will help you cut down on activities that prevent you from being with your loved ones on a day to day basis.
Frozen Flavor Makers
Make it easy to prepare a quick cup of lemonade or a base for your favorite soup with frozen flavor makers. Fill ice cube trays with homemade vegetable stock, concentrated brewed tea, or freshly-squeezed lemons, limes or, oranges. Then freeze the liquid for convenient ways to make delicious, healthy drinks and meals.
Refrigerator Shopping List
Encourage all of your family members to use a mini whiteboard or a notepad attached to your refrigerator to keep an ongoing list of what you’ll need on your next trip to the grocery store. This will make your shopping time efficient and help you avoid extra outings.
Prep for the Morning the Night Before
Get your kids to lay out their clothes for the next day before they head to bed. Pre-pour cereal into bowls and set out your spoons for an unhurried breakfast. And be sure school bags are packed with books and homework before the lights go out. These ideas will help you avoid leaving things behind in the morning and allow you to spend quality time first thing in the day.
Give Your Trash Bin Double Duty
When it comes time to clean the bathroom, use your garbage can as the bucket for washing floors and cleaning the bathtub. When everything is spic and span, rinse the can with water and vinegar to clean it, too!
Have a Shredder Handy
Place your machine next to your mail station so that you can quickly shred mail you don’t need. This will help you prevent clutter from piling up, plus you’ll avoid the need to revisit the mail to sort it at some future date.