One of life’s biggest annoyances is running out of something that you don’t have. That is why I am a big believer in having a spare. This allows me to be pro-active instead of re-active.
For instance, in my kitchen I have spare paper towels under the sink. I have spare cloths in the bathroom for my kids to wash their hands. I also have a plastic shelving unit in my basement which holds extra canned goods and cleaning supplies. All of these items are ready to go when I need them. And in fact, though no one believes me, it actually allows me to be lazier on my not so energetic days.
Now I am not saying you should go out and buy two of everything. That would certainly clutter up your home in no time flat. But having a spare for “frequently used items” is a time saver and a stress saver.
A few other ways to be pro-active when time is limited:
-Plan your meals
-Create templates and use them
-Have a weekly to-do list and schedule your time
-Set deadlines for projects to be completed and stick to them
-Get rid of clutter daily, weekly, monthly and yearly before it becomes overwhelming
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