4 Ways to Save Time on Everyday Tasks
posted on August 2, 2018 | by Amanda Holstein
This post is sponsored by Walgreens and SheKnows Media.
Have you ever wished there was more time in a day? I totally get it. Sometimes, you just can’t get everything done that you want to get done. My to-do list always feels never-ending! For those items that come up daily, weekly, or monthly, it’d be so helpful to find ways to save time on them. From trial and error, I’ve picked up a couple quick time-savers that I thought might be helpful to share with you today.
1. Use your commute to get stuff done.
Whether you’re sitting on the train or driving to work, your commute is a huge chunk of time you could be using to get stuff done. Read, listen to podcasts, research restaurants, pay bills, make appointments — just do anything you can do on your phone that will make your to-do list smaller! Even just listening to a podcast about something you want to improve on or learn about is time well spent!
2. Automate monthly payments.
I’m a big fan of automating my monthly payments. It’s one less thing I have to worry about! Just check your statement regularly to make sure you’re being charged correctly. If you see something wrong, you can always contact your bank and fix it. It’s nice to know your bills are being paid without you having to do a thing!
3. Automate your prescription refills.
Speaking of automating, I use my Walgreens App to automate my prescription refills and keep track of how many I have left. I love that the Walgreens App lets you do everything you need in seconds. You can view your list of prescriptions, request refills, automate refills, and even scan new prescriptions right through the app. So easy!
4. Batch similar tasks together.
This is something I’ve been working on recently! Learning to batch similar tasks can be a huge time-saver. It allows your brain to focus on one type of task at a time, rather than jump back and forth between things. For example, if I have returns to make, I’ll do them all at once. If I have thank you cards to write, blog posts to prep, you name it! It’s definitely easier to batch similar tasks together.
What are some of your time-saving secrets??