I’ll bet when you invest money, you don’t expect to lose money. Instead, you invest money looking for it to grow and give you back more money.
The same principle can be applied to investing time. There are so many things that we can do as an investment that will save us time in the long run.
For example, take making a menu. Most women know what it’s like to stand in front of a refrigerator at 5:30 with a hungry family and not have a clue about what to serve. And every woman knows that there is no such thing as a 5 minute trip to the store for a few ingredients.
The most common reason women resist making menus is that they feel it takes too much time. But, if you add up all the time spent standing in front of the refrigerator trying to figure out what to make or running to the store for a few items, you’ll realize the amount of time wasted. Doing these things takes much more time than making a menu, checking what food you have left in the house and then making one trip to the store to buy what you need for one weeks worth of meals (or more).
Another great way to invest time using your menu is to buy and cook double batches and then freeze entire meals. You can cut your preparation time in half and still feed your family home-cooked meals.
Most things take time and planning. If you use blocks of time to chip away at projects, you’ll take daunting tasks and make them more manageable. Invest time to save time in all areas of your life and you’ll be less stressed and happier.
Read more Investing Time series:
Investing Time To Save Time – Week 2 – Car & Purse Kits
Investing Time To Save Time – Week 3 – Purse Organization
Investing Time To Save Time – Week 4 – Emergency Preparedness
DISCLAIMER: This article is the opinion of Susie Glennan and The Busy Woman. We are not professionals or experts in the area of emergency preparedness. This is in no way a full or complete list. You should read your local Government website or contact them if you want professional information for your area.
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