There never seems to be enough hours in the day, and it’s no surprise that Daylight Saving Time can feel like a major disruption. Thankfully, there are a lot of ways you can free up some time by being more organized:
1. Rethink your morning routine.
Whether you’re responsible for getting only yourself or the whole family out the door in the morning, having an efficient and organized morning routine can cut down on stress and help avoid a long commute or carpool line.
Give the whole family a task in the morning to help take some of the pressure off you! Read more of our tips to make your family morning routine easier here.
2. Look great in less time.
Did you know one in nine women admit they’ve been late to work because they couldn’t find anything to wear? Stop the mad scramble to get ready by planning your outfit the night before.
Remember, store all your everyday items at eye level and within reach – when you have less stuff to search through, you can find what you’re looking for at a moment’s notice.
3. Ditch the paper clutter.
Paper clutter can impact your whole schedule. Immediately add information from school event flyers, extracurricular activities, or doctor’s appointment reminders to a designated family calendar so everyone can plan their day accordingly.
Also, enroll in online payment options so you don’t misplace a bill again and make sure to sift through your mail as soon as it arrives to avoid holding on to unnecessary junk mail.
4. Cut down on meal prep.
Taking a moment to plan weekly meals can reduce your food preparation time. Make lists and invest in pantry organizers so you know exactly what is or isn’t in your pantry before grocery shopping.
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Don’t waste time searching for a missing ingredient again!
5. Be smarter with your smart phone.
There are plenty of organization apps out there that can help you keep track of your home all in the palm of your hand. Apps like BrightNest or OurHome are great for the whole family to stay on top of chores and other tasks on-the-go:
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Getting organized is no quick fix, but if you try to implement at least one new organization habit in your life, you will thank yourself in the long run!