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Top Five Home Time-Saving Tips

By: Anna Martin - Updated: 14 Oct 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
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Being organised in your home environment can sometimes become a bit of a challenge. If your work requires that you maintain a highly productive and efficient outlook, the last thing you may want to do is take that aspect of your professional life home with you. Yet maintaining a certain level of organisation, in your home, will help you free up, and save, valuable time.

Get Organised

Keeping your chores manageable becomes less of a problem if you organise your time more effectively and complete tasks swiftly and efficiently. This can be done by setting up a regular schedule, roster, timetable or whatever system works best for you.

The overall idea is to free up time spent doing things you would happily give up doing, but that require your regular attention, so that you can do all the things you want to do. Clearing clutter will not only streamline your home but free up time that you could be spending decluttering every week.

How To Maximise Your Time

Separating your work and home responsibilities is essential if you want to maximise the time you have at your disposal. Leaving work at work, instead of bringing unfinished paperwork home with you every evening, will set defined boundaries that can be adhered to more easily.

In the same way that you may use a timetable or schedule at work, setting up a similar system in your home environment will enable you to place chores, tasks and jobs, that your require attention, into an allocated time slot.

Working with a timetable of chores allows you to physically see what needs to be done, without having to constantly remind yourself of all the tasks that are outstanding. It frees up your mind so that you can devote your thoughts and full attention to the task at hand. Working in this way will help you speed through your list of chores, as working in a more focused manner will increase your efficiency and productivity.

Access All Areas

Being able to physically tackle your chores with ease is of paramount importance. Having to hunt for products, equipment or anything else you require in order to start and complete a task will slow you down considerably. Having all the necessary accessories close to hand, or easily accessible, will enable you to get straight on with your chores, and in turn will help you free up time that can be used to finish the job in question.

Organising your home in this manner makes handling the hectic demands of home life much easier, as you will be able to find whatever you need more quickly and efficiently.

Share and Share Alike

Whilst drawing up your home timetable make sure you delegate chores and tasks to anyone you share your home environment with. Even young children can be given a certain amount of responsibility, by being in charge of simple tidying up or collecting items around the home.

Ensuring others do their share of chores saves you time and effort, but only if you delegate the right task to the most efficient or knowledgeable person. Delegating a task that you then have to check has been carried out correctly saves you no time at all.

Review Your Performance

Preparing meals in advance, pre-sorting washing, setting up direct debt payments and shopping online are just some of the smart ways you can introduce small but positive charges into your home life swiftly.

By reviewing the way you currently handle chores and tasks you will be able to identify areas that can easily be improved. Keeping a regular check on the way any new changes are performing will also enable you to adapt or re-organise where necessary.

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