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drivingIt is possible to save yourself a great deal of time when you are driving if you just take a bit of time earlier to do the right planning and analyzing.

First of all, you can use online mapping programs or regular print maps to determine the shortest routes to the places that you wish to drive to. This will remove a lot of guesswork from the process. Also, it might not hurt to do a dry run ahead of time if you can possibly manage it. Read the rest of this entry »

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cashierA lot of students or people in the work force often need to go to a photocopy center (Kinkos, for exmaple), to get presentations/projects/personal work done in a short period of time. However, a lot of these places are a complete frenzy during the day and it’s often hard to get the attention you need. Once you factor in traffic, and parking, you end up wasting a lot of time on what could be efficient work time.

Here’s a tip that I love: Read the rest of this entry »

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errandsWhen gas prices were so high last fall, I found that I could cluster all of my weekend errands by geography. I have kept that up even as prices have come down because I found it so efficient. Here is a short summary of the process …

Think about the typical places you go – grocery, dry cleaning, post office, the local Hallmark store, pharmacy, bank, etc. Make sure that all of these locations are located in close proximity to your home and to each other. For example, I was still going to a pharmacy near my daughter’s middle school but she’s now in high school; I have no other reason to be near the middle school.

I then started to stock up and to plan for making that grocery trip just once per week. Read the rest of this entry »

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grocery-listCreate a grocery shopping list on your computer to make shopping easier and faster.

Most people do their grocery shopping at the same store week after week. Make your grocery shopping list follow the layout of the store to make shopping more efficient.

List the items that you often have to buy (e.g., bread, milk, eggs, juice, cereal, etc.) and leave spaces to write in other items.

Put a check box or space next to each item so you can note for which items you have coupons.

Print out several lists and put them on your kitchen bulletin board or refrigerator. When you need an item, circle it, check it or write it in.

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