√ Prioritize items on your to-do list if you feel like you’re spinning your wheels. Use A for the items that have to be done today, B for the things you should do today, and C for the tasks you hope to do.
√ Never wait for anyone or anything. Always carry something to do with you when you go out — a reading file or a project, perhaps.
√ Save time by making fewer decisions during the week. For example, make a list of kids’ lunches. Each evening or morning, simply pack the next one on the list.
√ Plan 60 or 90 days out for everything: purchases, to-do’s and projects. You’ll save time and money.
√ Spend your TV viewing time wisely. Pay bills, clip coupons, iron, or work on tomorrow’s to-do list while watching your favorite programs.
√ Make doctor’s appointments for first thing in the morning. Run errands and grocery shop early morning also. Do everything you can during off-hours to save LOTS of time (and stress!).
√ Spend ten minutes at the end of your workday planning and making tomorrow’s to-do list.
√ Save time at the video store by keeping a list in your planner of movies you want to see. Video previews, newspaper reviews and television entertainment shows have information on new movies and videos.
√ Save time by withdrawing enough cash to last until you receive your next paycheck. Stopping at the bank once every two weeks instead of twice a week can save you 19 hours per year!
√ Delegate. It’s the number one time saver! You can barter, hire or beg. Start with neighbors, co-workers and college students.
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√ Take care of things immediately or write them down. In a spiral notebook, keep a master list of tasks to do. Choose an A, B or C priority for each.
√ Try starting your day 15 minutes earlier every day this week. You’ll be more effective at home and at the office.