HELLO AND WELCOME TO BLOGMAS DAY 7!
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In today’s post I am sharing more details of how else I like to save time, because my other post relating to this one How I save myself time and money, seemed to go down very well.
Here is why Pottering around helps me get other bits done and save me time.
Well basically “Pottering around” is one of my “favourite things” to go around the house without really thinking about it too much and just going with whatever I think or feel needs doing, because it stops me from being lazy and doing nothing.
PLUS IT USES UP TIME I HAVE SPARE AND DO THINGS THAT CAN TAKE TWO SECONDS AND I DON’T NEED TO DO AGAIN FOR A WHILE.
There is no system or method to it, its just putting things away, sorting things out and just having a general (no speed clean) but at a calm and steady pace and I often surprise myself of just how much I can ACCOMPLISHED.
DO NOT GET ME WRONG I AM NOT TRYING TO GLOAT OR SAY “LOOK AT ME” AND MAKE YOU FEEL THAT I AM THE PERFECT INSTAGRAM MOTHER WHO HAS THE PERFECT HOME AND PERFECT CHILD.
That will never be the case, it’s just that sometimes if you allow yourself to just do things as you see them, without worry, thinking too much and planning, it is surprising how you can still be productive without having to put it down on your to do list for the day and make the most of the time you have, that will help you to have more time to do other things in that day.
Last Wednesday I came home from dropping my son off at school and checked my watch and I had twenty minutes before an appointment I had arranged with my Keyworker.
This person has been helping me with my anxiety and I would recommend getting home help if you have it in your area, through the NHS if you are suffering with Mental health.
Here is what I did that day as I pottered around:
- put the washing up away from breakfast into cupboards and draws where they belong, which lead me to cleaning the sink, that was on my to do list that day
- cleared our laundry we had done the day before that was dry and took this upstairs
- put the clean clothes away
- then tidied the cushions on the sofa in the living room
- Tidied any toys on the floor that my son had left that morning
- Put items together that I need for my blogs and to do other bits I planned on the computer
- Then sorted out a warranty that needed to be cancelled, to then go through my notebook to see if there was anything else I could do within that time.
I even potter around the house in the mornings before Henry goes to school.
A quick time saving tip# if I know I am cleaning upstairs the next day I will take the polish and cloth with me when I go to bed the night before, leave this beside my bed so I can then before Henry goes to school, clean upstairs without needing to go downstairs to get these cleaning items, to potter around so I can have a day to do other bits and bobs.
TRY IT. SAVES SO MUCH TIME!
Continuing on about last Wednesday before my appointment with my Keyworker. I could have done some more of my items on my to do list in my notepad, prior to pottering around, but some tasks like blogging for example I know will take some time and didn’t want to be half way through a post and then have to stop, as I most likely will forget what I wrote and then this could then lead me to take longer on a blogpost, not having time to do other things I had planned that day.
Another quick tip# circle or highlight all the items on your to do list that take no longer than 5 minutes, and they say do the longer things first, but for me this doesn’t help me save time at all and if you have appointments during the day you can’t always do the longer jobs first.
I don’t worry about that.
I do all the little jobs to then focus on the bigger jobs.
I even pottered around today after we (my husband and I) went to town to have our weekend coffee and get some bits we needed to clean our house. This allowed me to put the items away that we just bought upstairs, which then lead me to want to create some bits for my son to help him with his learning that I had been meaning to do for a while and meant I could tick off another item on my to do list, that I had been meaning to do for a while and then do other things.
WEEKENDS ARE THE BEST FOR POTTERING AROUND!
I find that the weekends are perfect for me to do some pottering around because I do have more time to catch up on tiding and get ahead for Monday and the week ahead.
WITH POTTERING AROUND YOU JUST GO WITH THE FLOW AND CLEAN AS YOU GO!
So if YOU don’t like to necessarily do a speed clean because you find you get flustered and you want to clean but still take your time then pottering around is
THE BEST THING!
Pottering stops me from procrastinating and doing nothing.
If you to are a fellow potterer and you have another method of saving time or a hack. I love hacks. Please share in the comments below.
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Enjoy the rest of your Saturday and I will post for day 8 tomorrow, but until then many thanks for reading,
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