time savers

Use A Layered Reading Approach To Get Through Your Backlog Of Books

So many books, so little time. If you have trouble finishing books you’ve started or you just want to get through books faster , consider this “layered reading” technique.

Test Different Routes For Your Work Commute

Commuting, especially for hours a day, can be a drain. You might think there’s only one efficient way to and from the office, but if you test out other routes when you can, you may be surprised to find an unconventional route that’s a smoother or less stressful trip.

Use A Four-Folder System To Prioritise All Your Paperwork

Paperwork is almost always a hassle. Avoid the stacks of junk and keep things moving with this four-folder system to prioritise every piece of paper you have to touch.

How To Streamline Your Household Cleaning

Cleaning the house is a necessary chore, but few people really love doing it. Still, like many chores, our perception of the hassle involved is often much worse than the reality. Here are some ways you can streamline the process of cleaning, make sure you have the tools on-hand when you need them, and never wonder what you should do next.

Roast A Whole Chicken In Half The Time With A Preheated Frying Pan

Why roast a chicken for over an hour when you can get it out of the oven in just 30 minutes? Mark Bittman’s “secret” to cooking chicken as quickly as possible is to roast it in a preheated frying pan in the oven.

Make A Chocolate Cake In Five Minutes And Just One Bowl

You know what sucks about cake? Taking the time to make it, waiting for it to bake and cleaning all the dishes afterwards. But you know what’s great? Cake. Cake is great. So what if you could make it and eliminate all those problems? You’d have this recipe.

Thread Needles Faster By Moving The Needle, Not The Thread

Threading a needle isn’t horribly difficult, but it can be a pain if you don’t do it regularly. The Art of Manliness has a time-saving tip that makes it much easier: Move the needle to the thread, not the thread to the eye of the needle.

Find Exactly What You Want In Windows 8.1 With Just A Few Letters

In Windows 7, once you knew the right word, or combination of words, to type into the search box of the Start Menu, it’s pretty easy to track down the exact application you want to run without diving through a bunch of menus. It’s possible to take this a step further in Windows 8.1, with a couple of letters taking you directly to what you want.

Don't Peel Oranges: Quickly Unroll Them In A Strip Instead

After you learn this trick, you’ll never have to get your hands messy peeling an orange again.

How Video Meetings Save Time

The standard complaint about video conferencing is that it’s a nuisance because you have to make sure that you look good and pay attention. But that effort might be worth it: video calls typically take much less time than phone calls.