“ I am a smart phone fanatic. I have been able to communicate with clients while sitting in the doctor’s waiting room or waiting for a prescription.
“ Set up a rotating day each week to either watch your friend’s kids or send them to her house for a couple of hours. Run errands in peace or work at home without being interrupted.
“ Choose a day to do your laundry, shopping, grocery shopping, and cleaning. Stick to your schedule and then you won’t have to think about those things the other days of the week.
“ Don’t Take on Too Much - “No” is an important word to learn. Women have a tendency to say “Yes” to everything. It’s just our nature.
“ Relax! It doesn’t sound like a time saver, but you’ll be less stressed and less likely to make a silly mistake if you’ve taken a moment to breathe and think things through.
“ Use your commute time wisely. When commuting alone, use that time for prayer or listening to an audio book that you don’t otherwise have time to read. When commuting as a family, use that time for good family chatting or testing of skills like multiplication.
“ I am always checking the clearance and sale items for gifts to add to my stockpile of gifts and cards on hand. I also have a supply of gift bags, tissue paper and boxes for wrapping.
“ Instead of procrastinating about getting things done around the house, I make it a game. I set my microwave and see just how much I can get done in a given time - it motivates me to work harder for that burst of time and I can see my accomplishments too!
“ If you must do your shopping in actual stores, DO NOT shop on a weekend. That’s when stores are the most crowded, and you’ll spend way too much time waiting in line.
“ Buy in bulk. Stocking up and not having to run to the grocery store really helps save time.