Day after day there are pulls on our time and energy. If you'd like to know some easy ways you can simplify your life and make your days run more smoothly, read on.
Unload and load the dishwasher or wash your dishes by hand every day.
Of course you can leave one glass or mug in the evening on the kitchen counter, but don’t leave a whole sink full of dishes to do the next day. It will take you far more time since the old food will be stuck to the plates. At the end of the day after dinner, sort out your kitchen sink so you can start afresh in the morning.
Empty your indoor recycling bins into your recycling bins outside every day.
There is nothing more annoying than overflowing bins that you can’t put stuff into. Also, regularly check your kitchen, bathroom and bedroom bins to stop them overflowing.
Do a load of laundry every day, instead of saving it up and having to do 5 loads of laundry over the weekend.
Before you leave the house for work, school or activities in the morning fill your washing machine and turn it on. When you get back home take 10 minutes to hang it up or put it in the drier. You can even plan a laundry schedule. For example, you may decide to do towels every Wednesday and bedding every Friday. Or choose to do a dark load on Monday and Thursday and a white load on Tuesday.
Decide in the morning what you will have for dinner in the evening, instead of leaving that decision till right before dinner.
You will still have time to defrost something from the freezer or buy something you've forgotten.It's always much tougher to sort this out when everyone’s hungry. It will help if you do a weekly shop and decide on meals for the whole week. You can download our weekly meal planner to help you.
Open your mail daily.
Everything that comes through your door needs to be dealt with straight away. Does it need to be recycled, shredded or kept? If it is to keep, does it need to be filed or put into the action tray? Do this daily and you will no longer have stacks of unopened post lying around.