Anyone who has ever met me knows that I am one who is a time thrift. I love to save it anyway I can. I do all kinds of random things to save minutes, even seconds. A few years ago I decided to stop folding my wash cloths into fourths. At the time, I used two washed cloths a day to wash my face. (Since then I started using Doves Noncomedogenic face wash. It's awesome if you haven't tried it.) So, that was my small attempt to save time. Other ways I conserve is by pre sorting all my silverware before I put it in the dishwasher. (I know, I am starting to sound anal retentive- but hang with me for a second.) I rinse the silverware off and set it on the counter above my dishwasher in piles. Then when it's all clean I can just reach in, pull out the little sorter basket and hurl it into the correct slot in my silverware drawer.
Now, why am I telling you all of this? Well, I have discovered a new way to cut my laundry time down to ONE FOURTH of the time. I have to warn you, it's not pretty and it's not conventional and your grandma would probably tell you I was a bad influence if she heard what I was about to tell you.
So here it is: I stopped folding my laundry.
Yes. It's true. I hang everything up that I don't want to be wrinkled and I fold the towels because they wont fit in the closet unless I do. I match the socks up and everything else I just place in their drawers. Ha! Am I crazy? Perhaps! Eccentric? Well sure- I'll give you that one! But with all that I have on my plate at this time- who has life to waste folding laundry?? So far I have tried it two weeks in a row and saved almost and hour and a half. This is just an experiment so we will see if I keep it up- but I thought I would share my little secret with you; if for no other reason than for you to shake your head at me and have a good laugh.
So tell me, I am all ears. What is your way to squeeze more time out of life? What are your tips for productivity and time thriftiness?