If Time is Money, Why Are We Spending Money to Save Time?

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  1. Annie Jones says:

    Like your mom, I prep dinner early in the day. After work/after school is probably the busiest time in our home, so I like cook earlier in the day.

    I DO have a single-serve coffee maker. I don’t know that it saves a lot of time, but for my husband and me, it saves money because it saves coffee. A full pot, or even a half a pot, was always too much for us, and since we don’t get up at the same time, the second person (me) always had either cold or burnt coffee. We use refillable coffee pods for our Senseo machine that I bought at a garage sale for $3. :)

  2. Laura says:

    Sort of like your mom, but I prep school lunches and breakfast in the evening while I’m making dinner. Mornings are crazy because the kids have different schedules, so it helps to have everything ready to go. It also gives me time to sleep in a few minutes more and actually sit and relax for a few (a very few!) minutes with a cup of coffee.

  3. Amy says:

    I’m agreeing with Annie on the single serve coffee maker – it’s the best. My hubby and I wake at different times, so we would be making two pots of coffee for about 2, maybe 3 cups. Yay, Keurig!

    One thing I do is prep veggies when I get them home from the store. We immediately cut carrots and celery, peppers and onions, wash lettuce and broccoli. It saves us time in the evenings prepping meals and we also have healthy snacks on hand. I do the same with boxes of cookies and crackers – they are immediately put into single servings in ziploc bags.

  4. Erin B says:

    The biggest way I saved time without spending more was to move. I used to drive 15 minutes to work, drive home for lunch (15 min.), back to work (15 min.) and then drive 15 minutes home. My drive time was 1 hour per day. I have to go home for lunch to let out my dogs. I bought a different house 2 minutes from my office and set up a home office with a free second hand computer. Now my drive time is 2 minutes each way only on the days I need to go in. In addition, the house I bought “in town” cost $30,000 less than I paid for my “suburban” home.

  5. Newlyfrugal says:

    I do two things at once, like cut coupons, review grocery flyers, do stomach crunches, lift dumbbells, etc. while watching TV. When I walk on my treadmill (30 min. daily), I put my homework and study notes on the stand (I write important notes in big, bold lettering so it is easier to read) and glance down occasionally as I study. It is a wonderful way to jog your memory on important concepts for 30 min. each day.

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