The SheKnows experts have compiled these essential time-saving tips to help you in every area of your life, from laundry to beauty.
Time-saving cleaning tips
Keep a caddy stocked with cleaning products
Stock up on all cleaning supplies you need and keep them in a convenient caddy. You’ll never have to run around look for sponges, rags, cleanser and other products.
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Deodorize your disposal with citrus
Every time you eat an orange or lemon, throw the peels in the garbage disposal with a scoopful of ice. This will freshen and deodorize the drain, getting rid of funky odors.
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Spray your shower daily
Don’t let dirt, mildew and soap scum build up in your shower and tub — use a shower spray every day. Just a few seconds of spraying after every use, and you’ll never have to spend hours scrubbing the shower again.
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Time-saving cooking tips
Grocery shop on a schedule.
Designate a day or two each week for grocery shopping. Make a list throughout the week and then shop only on that day. The fewer times you go to the market, the more time and money you’ll save.
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Pre-cut and freeze veggies
Cut down on your preparation time by pre-cutting, freezing and storing fresh fruits and vegetables. Next time you need to make something, just throw the pre-cut items in a pot or pan.
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Cook ahead in batches
Double, triple or quadruple any recipes that will keep in the freezer. By cooking ahead, you’ll save time and money because you can buy ingredients in bulk.
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Think outside the box
Many grocery stores sell frozen, pre-cooked rice. It can be even faster to prepare than instant rice from a box, and it’s much tastier.
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Time-saving laundry tips
Prep your kids’ outfits as you do laundry
Fold clothes in packs, with each pack consisting of a top, pants, underwear and socks. This will save time when the kids get ready in the morning.
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Wash a load of laundry every night
If you don’t want to spend all day Saturday dealing with piles and piles of laundry, do one load of laundry every evening instead.
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Set up laundry room bins
Place color-coded, decorated bins in your laundry room for each person in your household. When clothes come out of the dryer, quickly sort them into each bin. Then, each person can carry her bin to her room and put her own clothes away.
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