Today I give you my top three ways to save time:
(1) Learn from the FlyLady. Get a routine and stick to it. Do those housekeeping things fast. I mean fast. Time yourself and give yourself a reward for cleaning the kitchen in under ten minutes. Let your kids hold a stopwatch and see which room you can vaccum the fastest. You'd be surprised how fast you can clean.
(2) Soaking. Dirty dishes, stained clothes, stained sinks, whatever. Soaking not only delays the actual cleaning, but makes the acutal cleaning faster. Also, the art of soaking is not understood by many men, making it an ideal excuse to stop cleaning for the day.
(3) Hair. I finally have a haircut that I do not have to dry with a hairdryer, and that I can wear totally up so that I don't have to wash it every day. I have also purchased a new hat, which I think I will buy at least one new hat every summer to encourage myself that I need to wear a hat in the sun.
What are your favorite secrets for saving time? Share with me!