Six Easy Ways to Simplify Your Life
With some creative thinking, you can reduce the number of items on your to-do list. Here are our top six suggestions to simplify your life:
Pay someone else to do it.
Evaluate the time you spend on household chores and decide whether it is worth it to pay someone else to do it. A service near my home will wash, dry, sort, and fold a load of laundry for only five dollars! We also pay a neighborhood kid ten dollars a week to mow our lawn.
Use automatic payments.
Today, nearly all banks offer automatic bill payments. If you have bills that are the same amount and due at the same time at regular intervals, set up automatic payments so you don’t have to pay it yourself. Just make sure that you have the money in your account at the required time.
Keep everyone organised.
If you share your household with roommates, a spouse, or children, keep a calendar in a central location (such as on the fridge) so that everyone can record important dates and appointments. Advance notice means better planning and improved efficiency.
Plan your meals.
Planning meals in advance (both lunches and suppers) will save you time, money, and energy. Try making soups, chili, or casseroles on the weekend and freezing them for use during the week.
Take advantage of shortcuts.
Our world is filled with shortcuts: everything from speed dial, to ready-made salad kits, to automatic television recording, can save you a few seconds here and there. It all adds up!
Save the difference.
“Buy used and save the difference.” You can do the same thing with newfound minutes: save them up during the day and use them to work towards one of your goals.