Paid PostPosted on Feb 28, 201713 Easy Hacks To Open Up More Time In Your LifeTrimming off time here and there can be a game changer. Like signing up for GEICO in 15 minutes or less!by GEICOBrand PublisherLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail 1. Make a playlist and use it as your timer to get ready in the morning. iStock Assign a favorite song to each morning task and you'll find yourself whipping through your morning with a spring in your step! 2. Batch all your annoying activities together and do them all at once. Peopleimages / Getty Images Not only will you bang out several cumbersome tasks in one go, you'll also maximize your efficiency by lining up tasks that require the same type of effort (like paying off all your bills at once!). 3. Use the "one-minute rule" to keep things organized on a daily basis. iStock It's simple: If a task takes less than a minute to execute, do it immediately. You'll be surprised how effective this method truly is! 4. Turn off your notifications and establish set times when you'll check your email. iStock Notifications are the ultimate time-suck. Take control of when YOU want to check your email and stop losing time incessantly checking your phone. 5. Keep a bullet journal to track your routines and habits. instagram.com This fun and crafty way to track your habits will not only help you understand your own time management better, it'll be a fun de-stresser too! 6. When you check the mailbox, immediately throw your junk mail into the recycle bin. iStock Such a small thing with such a huge payoff. You don't want to be dealing with all that clutter down the line! 7. Use the Pomodoro Technique to chip away at a task in installments of 25 minutes. Alessandrozocc / Getty Images By working in installments of 25 minutes, you'll not only increase productivity, you'll also quickly figure out how much effort is needed for different kinds of tasks, thus helping you plan your day better. 8. Do your dishes while chatting on the phone. Peopleimages / Getty Images This two-in-one is a no-brainer! Take care of personal calls, customer-service calls, or any other business you can handle over the phone. 9. Get a sorting hamper so your laundry is already sorted the minute you throw it in. amazon.com Future-you will thank you (and will use the spare time to research time travel and whether or not time is a circle, probably). 10. Lay your clothes out the night before. iStock We've all been in that awful limbo of not knowing what to wear and feeling the clock tick by. Save yourself the stress by picking out your outfit the night before! 11. Schedule specific times for reading the news and catching up on social media. iStock We fall into internet wormholes more and more these days. Take things into your own hands by deciding for yourself when it's time to browse your newsfeed. The rest of the time will feel like a breath of fresh air! 12. When you're putting away leftovers, immediately store them in lunch containers. iStock Immediately split up your leftovers into Tupperware you can take to work so you can stop worrying about food or cooking or lunches for a few days. CAN YOU IMAGINE?! 13. Combine TV-watching with something else: folding laundry, ironing, knitting, working out... Courtesy of Jessica Combs So much TV to watch, so little time. Maximize that time by doing activities in front of the TV, whether you're taking care of chores like laundry or trying out a new hobby like knitting or crochet. Life runs so much smoother when you're efficient with your time — like these GEICO ads, condensed for your convenience! View this video on YouTube youtube.com What small tricks do you use to save time? Let us know in the comments below!