Time Saving Tips for the Homemaker

So you want to manage your time better and learn how to save time in homemaking?

It is important to remember that your time from the Lord is a gift.

You don’t get extra time and if you are a procrastinator or time waster, you struggle with not getting things done on time or at all.

Check out the link here for the 8 Biggest Time Wasters in Homemaking.

One thing that I do that helps me stay productive is to always be thinking ahead.

Do what you can do now to prepare for tomorrow.

Be one step ahead. It will save you time and energy.

Time Saving Tips

*If you have time to make a loaf of bread, double that and freeze the extras. This concept can be used in practically any meal preparation.
*As soon as you bring toilet paper home from the store, restock all bathrooms.
*Never waste a moment of idle time, especially if you’re talking on the phone. Sweep a floor, fold some laundry, or do some light dusting. You will be amazed at what you can get done in 5-10 minutes increments of time.
*If you are going to cook ground beef, cook it all, divide it, and freeze for later use. This can be done for chicken and other meats as well.
*Make enough sandwiches for the entire month. Wrap well and freeze them.
*Fill up water bottles the night before, set out lunch boxes, and have everything ready to go in the morning for packing lunches.
*Do preventative cleaning, clean up as you go, and it will save you time in the long run.
*Fold laundry as soon as it comes from the dryer, hang it up, and put it away. This will also prevent wrinkling of clothes and saving you time from ironing.
*Keep a running grocery list of things that you need to buy. You won’t be scrambling later trying to remember what you need to buy.
*When driving with your children, take advantage of short lapses of time to recite Scripture, pray aloud, or talk about what you’re grateful for. These moments count.
*No time to clean your vehicle–but you have 15 minutes? At least spend a few minutes picking up all of the trash, clothing, and other items floating around your vehicle. Shake the car mats out well. This will improve the look of your vehicle immensely. (For a fresher smelling car, place a wrapped but open bar of Dial soap under your seat.)
*After you are done with a shower, take a squeegee and remove all excess water. This will prevent water spots from forming.
*Before leaving a room grab anything that does not belong there and put it in the proper spot.
*Guests arriving unexpectedly? Open a few windows for fresh air, vacuum the welcome mat, light a candle, make sure your bathroom is presentable,remove toys, books, and magazines that are on the couch, and get some coffee going.

What are your time saving tips? How do you save time and be productive?

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