clock-watchers know every minute counts. When it comes to saving time, no tip is
too wacky or weird.
Sock Sense: Tired of sorting socks for your family? Missing
sock syndrome wastes valuable time. Say good-bye to missing socks (and wasted
time) by safety-pinning socks together before
they get tossed into the wash.
Meal Makeover: Dinner food preps can be time-consuming. Skip dinner in favor of a major midday meal
and use your evening hours to nibble fruit, cheese and crackers while spending
time on leisure pursuits or exercise. While you're at it, skip cooking for your
next soiree. Go potluck or even prepared; no one will care if your side dish is
from the deli counter as long as it tastes good. So long, from scratch!
Beauty Station: Put an end to the morning, "where's the
sunblock/hairbrush/lipstick," scramble by housing all your beauty needs in a
basket. Keep it by the front door mirror for last minute primping on your way
out the door.
Water Works: Cut your plant watering
time by as much as half by adding Osmocote, a slow-release fertilizer, which feeds
plants with each watering, and Soil Moist, a water-retaining polymer. Also, top your
pots with hardwood much; it holds moisture in and creates a finished look.
5. Desk Job: No time to work out during your busy workday? Get a treadmill
desk that lets you log laps while working on your
computer. Yep, it's possible to clock exercise hours while working.
6. Liquid Diet: Put your
shower on a liquid diet, using liquid soap (or glycerin bar soap) to cut
hard-to-clean soap scum. The binders in traditional bar
soaps cause soap scum which often leads to clogged drains.
7. Less Mess: Fight
microwave mess by lining the bottom of your microwave with 10 or so paper towels to protect the turntable. Cleaning
up is as simple as taking the top paper towel off after each use.
It: Skip buying and
watering houseplants and cut flowers by purchasing silk plants. A vase full of
silk stems blooms all year round and best of all, only needs a periodic vacuum
from time to time.
Lashes: Tired of
the morning mascara routine? Wish you could skip the even more time-consuming
nightly cleaning? Dye your lashes for
lasting color, no clean up required!
Free: Skip watching
TV live, by taping your shows, you can fast-forward through commercials and
shave your viewing time.
Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization. Believing in "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.