time savers

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.


Preview Web Fonts Live With TypeWonder

With services such as Google Fonts making it simple to add more flavoursome type to your web designs, there are few reasons not to consign the likes of Tahoma and Arial to the “if all else fails” bin. What is bothersome is having to change a font and reload a page just to see what it looks like. That’s where TypeWonder can save you time.


10 Things You Can Do On A PC Without Ever Touching The Mouse

You may not realise it, but you can do an awful lot from your keyboard. You can launch apps, switch between windows, edit text and even clean out your email, all without ever moving your hands. Even if you’ve learned the basics, here are 10 actions that might be worth working into your muscle memory.


This List Of Web Development Tips Should Keep You Busy

Web design can be a time-consuming process. Not only are you coding — itself a devourer of days — but you’re usually juggling Photoshop or Illustrator, not to mention an FTP client and a host of other tools to do your work effectively. That’s why any time-saving tips are always appreciated… and here’s a massive collection for your weekend-viewing pleasure.