So with this 90-Day Spending Fast Challenge, it’s not only about money, it’s also about how I spend my time. And one of things that when I lived in Vancouver that was so very important was everything having dual purpose. So in the morning I like to do my yoga, and I have laundry and dishes and making meals and getting the coffee ready, etc. just like everyone else so it occurred to me one day that if I wake up, put the laundry in the washer, and while it is washing (which is about 25mins on a short cycle) I can do my yoga and not worry about the clock and be in the moment. The buzzer will alert me like a stopwatch that I can put the laundry into the dryer, and jump into the shower. And once I’m out of the shower and freshening up for the day, then I can go back to the laundry and fold it.
Another thing that I like to do is to drink tea. So while my water boiling and/or the tea is brewing (aprox. 5mins each part), I can wash the dishes so whether I get all the dishes done or just half done; it’s better than thinking that I can’t do anything in 5 minutes.
A cleaning method that I mention in another post is to use my castile soap (LOVE this soap because you can do so much with it) with a tub brush to clean the bathtub while you are still in the shower. This takes me a minute or so and if you do this 2-3 times a week, you always have a clean tub and it takes less time to clean as there is less build up of dirt/hard water deposits, etc.
Lastly, another thing that I do for cleaning my bathroom is before I leave for the day, I will pour vinegar and baking soda into my toilet and let it sit there for the day while I’m gone. This way I don’t have to smell the vinegar smell and by the time that I come back, the vinegar has helped loosed up the hard water deposits in my toilet and I may use a little more baking soda to get some scrubbing action when I scrub with a brush when I return.
So I hope these dual purpose time-saving tips help you be more productive beyond your money.