Admit it. You’ve run out of toilet paper and had to use tissue paper, or even—gasp!—paper towels.
Finding time to do little but important tasks like buying toilet paper is getting hard. To-do lists never seem to stop, calendars fill up every weekend. And it makes us feel rushed throughout the day.
We don’t actually create more time—we all have 24 hours in a day. But we can try simple hacks to cut extra steps and make life more convenient.
3 ways to create more time
#1: Get ready the night before
I’ve grown to enjoy mornings, and much more when I don’t feel rushed. The best way to start the day is to get everything ready the night before. You can:
- Pack the kids’ lunch
- Lay your clothes out
- Bring out breakfast items
#2: Designate places for most-used items
Tired of rushing out the door only to realize you can’t find your keys? It’s easy to do when you’re ushering three kids and loads of bags to misplace your keys, phone, or purse.
I kept losing my things so much I finally had to establish a set place for them. Now my habits are so ingrained I don’t think twice about putting my keys in my purse, which I then hang on the rack.
Designate a place in your home as a “catch all” for common items like your wallet, purse, phone or keys. I haven’t misplaced my keys since adopting this method.
#3: Buy online through a subscription service
I’m a big fan of online shopping. If I can get it online, I’d rather order it there than drive to a physical store. Remember running out of toilet paper like I mentioned? For something as bulky as a pack of toilet paper, online shopping makes even more sense.
With Amazon subscription, you get quality toilet paper like Quilted Northern delivered on a regular basis. Quilted Northern has more sheets per roll but take up 20% less storage space, making it much easier to store. And with more sheets per roll, you’re not swapping them out as often as other brands.
A subscription service is perfect for ongoing and bulky purchases like toilet paper. You set it up online and forget about it. No need to drive to the store, or write it on your to-do list. Or worse, run out when you most need it. That’s one less thing for you to think about.
Plus, online shopping means your items are delivered to your door. No lugging it in store, to your car or up to your home.
And you can set when you want it delivered, how often, or even if you need to skip a cycle. The best part? Subscription services offer discounts you can’t get through a regular purchase. You can save up to 15% off with an Amazon subscription!
You won’t run out of toilet paper again.
Tell me in the comments: Do you use online subscriptions? How do you create time in your day?