Spring Forward: Ways to Make Up For Your Lost Hour

Hopefully you remembered to show up to work an hour earlier today! Losing a whole 60 minutes of sleep is never fun, but we have some time-saving suggestions to help you cope. Boost your efficiency in every day tasks that will help make up for your lost time!

Try using breakfast and lunch recipes you can make ahead of time so that you can simply grab and go! One of the most popular for breakfast are 'overnight oats', which are delicious, quick to make, and filling! Check out this blog for 6 different recipes of overnight oats.

For lunches, meal prepping is the most effective tool for saving time and money. Cook in bulk and organize the food into one container for each day of the week. In addition to saving time, this usually results in healthier lunches than simply rushing to grab something on your way out the door or eating out.

You can save time on dinners by making a plan at the beginning of the week, so that you can ensure you have everything you need to buy, thaw, and prep before you are scrambling to make the meal. Another tip for dinners is to cook a bit more than needed, so that you can use leftovers for lunches or other dinners!

Whether at work or getting things done at home, we don't always notice how many distractions are keeping us from getting things done efficiently. The most common distraction is technology. If you normally have episodes of your favourite show running in the background while you work, try listening to music instead. If you find yourself taking multiple social media breaks in the middle of a task, try holding off until you finish what you are doing. You will be pleasantly surprised with the outcome!

There are many great services out there to help you save time on every day shopping and other tasks.

  • Grocery shopping: many grocery stores now offer delivery and/or online orders which they load into your car for you. This is a huge time-saver and usually inexpensive.
  • Everyday items: Amazon offers pretty much every product you can think of, at a competitive rate. Amazon Prime is also a great subscription service which allows you free two-day delivery on almost all products at either a monthly or annual rate.
  • Save time when doing your Spring cleaning or home renovation by renting a dumpster instead of running your garbage to a transfer station yourself. Did you know that even our 9 yard bin rental, which is our smallest bin for household materials is the equivalent of 3 truck beds? Click here to see more details about our bin sizes.