It’s not quite time for your New Year’s resolution yet, but with an hour lost in time and winter quickly approaching, it’s not a bad idea to start reorganizing your life!
John Trosko, a professional organizer and blogger, is here to offer some simple tips that can not only make your life a little easier, but save you precious time during your busy daily schedule!
Night arrives earlier this week. The change in time signals an hour of less sunlight. This means we├óΓé¼Γäóll all want to find ways do more in less time and cram more into daylight. A great way to gain more time in your home, work and school is to look at your daily routines and find simple ways to improve them.
A routine is something you do the same way every day without ever really thinking about it, it├óΓé¼Γäós just the way you tackle a chore (brush your teeth, make breakfast for the kids, walk the dog). This November, the next two weeks are important to the Thanksgiving holiday. I challenge you to take a look at your daily routines and unearth small subtle ways to improve or add to them. Follow these tips and you├óΓé¼Γäóll squeeze out a bit more time each day. What could you accomplish if you had an extra hour in your day?
– Wash your breakfast dish before leaving for school or work (so you├óΓé¼Γäóll return home to a clean sink);
– Always make your bed as soon as you get out of it;
– Adopt a weekly schedule of filling your gas tank. ├óΓé¼┼ôI always get gas on Thursday so I am ready to GO for the weekend├óΓé¼┬¥;
– Plan for the morning the night before (choose your clothes, unpack and repack your gym or school bag, make lunch);
– Don├óΓé¼Γäót walk the dog; exercise the dog├óΓé¼┬ª.commit to a specified walk time or distance that is a work-out for the both of you;
– Pack a healthy snack in your work or school bag (so late-day temptation does not make you grab something you know you shouldn├óΓé¼Γäót);
– Use a bowl or hook to hold your keys (so you├óΓé¼Γäóll save a few minutes searching for them);
– Place a recycling receptacle inside the front door for junk mail (don├óΓé¼Γäót let it come past the door);
– Wear shoes in the house (and not slippers) while doing chores (signaling it├óΓé¼Γäós ├óΓé¼┼ôwork├óΓé¼┬¥ time);
– Store your TV remove in an attractive canister or box or just switch to one Universal device;
– Do it now, or do it later? Tackle projects that will take 2-minutes or less and just do them!
A few simple tweaks to your daily routine can make a big difference. Remind yourself how good you feel when you are more in control. Effective routines mean more ├óΓé¼┼ôyou├óΓé¼┬¥ time!