This post has been sponsored by Procter & Gamble. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
We can all agree that time is something there is never enough of. This year, why not resolve to save time by incorporating a few new habits into your life? The back to school season is a great way to start a new routine that works or everyone in your family. Thanks to Bounty®, you can stock up for less at your favorite Southeastern Grocers location! For us, that is Winn-Dixie. Let’s stock up and save time!
How to Save Time This Year
Buy household products ahead of time. To save time this back to school season, we are getting everything that we may possibly need so that we don’t have to make any unnecessary shopping trips. Plus, when we stock up for less, we can make budget-conscious decisions to make this school year effortless.
Some items that I like to look for to help our back to school routine are paper towels and detergent. We go through SO many paper towels throughout the school year, and with all the laundry from school activities and fall sports, detergent is a must.
Bounty® Paper Towels are The Quicker Picker Upper®*. Bounty paper towels pick up spills quicker, are 2x more absorbent,* and a single roll will last a long time, so one sheet goes a long way. Perfect for making the most of this back to school season! *vs leading ordinary brands
Another area that needs a total stock up this back to school season is the laundry room. As noted on the printable checklist, there are so many items that you can buy to help make laundry easier and keep your clothes fresh. The first step? Tide PODS® 3in1 Laundry Detergent.
With 3-in-1 technology, you get a super-concentrated detergent, extra stain removers, and color protectors. A surprisingly powerful clean in 1 product. Easy peasy!
Download this printable checklist to help you stock up!
Back to School Tips
Hire help. Whether you need a virtual assistant to increase your productivity at work, a babysitter to take care of the kids so you can get more done, or a housekeeper to clean so you can spend that time more wisely, this is the year to ask for help! It’s 2019: you don’t need permission to pay people to help you so that you can work smarter, not harder!
Plan meals ahead. For many busy women, cooking is just another chore…and it usually falls at a time of day when we’re already hungry and tired. This leads to quick and often unhealthy choices. If you pick a day to plan your meals and grocery shopping in advance, cooking will be painless. Designate a day to choose your recipes, make a grocery shopping list, and get the needed items, so you can spend any free time you have during the rest of the week on more important things.
Take advantage of slow cookers. When meal planning, make several of your choices slow cooker recipes, so dinner can essentially cook itself (or you can designate meal prep to hubby or older kids).
Prioritize and don’t be afraid to say no. Take a good look at your to-do list. Number the items in order of importance. This is the hard part: Don’t add anything else to that list if you can help it! There’s no shame in saying no to additional invitations, activities for the kids or non-essential requests for help. Daily self-care should be a non-negotiable on that to-do list, even if it’s 15 minutes a day (a walk, reading a book or magazine, mediation, etc.). If you get sick or burn out, think of all the time and productivity you’ll lose.
What would you add to this list? How will you save time this year? Stop by Winn Dixie and stock up on everything that you need.
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