Let's face it -- we're all busy! And we're always looking for ways to save a little time. Here are 20 ways to save an hour each day.
1. Limit your time on social media. Set limits on how long each day to allow yourself to tweet, Facebook and watch YouTube videos.
2. Move closer to work. Those long commutes can add up over time!
3. Run errands on your lunch break.
4. Double recipes as you cook, and freeze half the food for later. It's an easy lunch for the next day, or dinner for the next night.
5. Pay your bills online. Secure web sites make it easier than ever to pay your bills online. It will keep you from having to write checks -- and buying stamps.
6. Exercise hard, not longer. Work with a personal trainer to get the most out of each minute you're working out.
7. Buy clothes you don't have to iron. (Who likes to iron, anyway?)
8. Wash dishes while cooking. After a big meal, the last thing anyone wants to do is clean up!
9. Limit the amount of time you spend playing games on your smart phone. It's OK to play a few minutes a day, but don't get too wrapped up that you lose precious time.
10. Have your groceries delivered. This is becoming more popular, particular with mothers. Most grocery stores will let you place your order online.
11. This one is simple. Learn to say no.
12. Much like social media and games, the television is a culprit of taking up our time. Put limits on how much time you spend in front of the TV each day.
13. Hire someone. You can't do everything yourself -- so look for opportunities to contract out items like yard work, spring cleaning and other chores.
14. Coupons from the Sunday paper are a tradition, but do you know coupon apps can deliver savings right to your phone? Paper free, green and time saving!
15. Wipe down the bathroom sink and counters each time you use them. It won't take long to do, and will require little additional work when "cleaning day" comes along.
16. Talk on the phone instead of texting, especially if the message is important. (How many times has a text message exchange gone off topic? Exactly.)
17. Learn while listening and exercising. In other words, use the workout time to listen to an audio book, or perhaps a podcast.
18. Manage your email inbox. Use filters to stop spam, folders to organize items and flag important senders. It will save you lots of time!
19. Back to yard work: Plant slow-growing or low-growing grass so you don't have to mow the lawn as often. Or use ground covers that blanket the area.
20. Finally, network with other moms! You might get some great time-saving ideas!
From Red's via CNN
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