I am always looking for ways to maximize my time each day. Here are four suggestions that work for me—perhaps give one or more a whirl.

  • Prepare vitamins/supplements weekly. On Sunday evenings, I count out and organize my vitamins and supplements into the “grandma and grandpa” container with compartments (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc.) I swore I’d never use but makes life a lot simpler. Then, each morning, I pop the pills from the appropriate day into a single pill bottle that easily fits into my purse.
  • Lay out clothes for the next day. Okay, this doesn’t always work if you don’t “feel” what you picked out. Have a backup plan.
  • Make meals ahead of time. On weekends, I fix 2-3 lunches/dinners that serve as leftovers. Repeat for breakfasts. Depending on your family size, adjust (and freeze) accordingly.
  • Deep clean cabinets and drawers (monthly). I love this idea because everything is uber painless to find when you prepare for the day.

What time savers do you regularly practice?

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