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10 Things To Do Now To Save You Time Later

We've all heard that a stitch in time saves nine. And with our busy lives, saving time (and money!) is more important than ever. With HP Instant Ink you can save up to 50% on ink and never run out with Original HP Ink delivered to your door.

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1. Plan your meals for the coming week every weekend.

By putting in a little prep work on Sunday, your entire week will go smoother, and you might even save money. Check out these printable grocery lists and meal-planning charts to get you started.
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By putting in a little prep work on Sunday, your entire week will go smoother, and you might even save money. Check out these printable grocery lists and meal-planning charts to get you started.

2. Download an app to track the time you waste on your phone.

Moments, a free app, will track the amount of time you really are spending on your phone so that you're more aware of wasting time. And for a fee, you can actually set a limit to prevent overuse.
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Moments, a free app, will track the amount of time you really are spending on your phone so that you're more aware of wasting time. And for a fee, you can actually set a limit to prevent overuse.

3. Create timed playlists.

Only have 35 minutes in the morning? Or 10 minutes for your shower? Make custom playlists that are just as long as the time you have and use it as a timer. (When the last song comes on, you'll know you need to hustle!)
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Only have 35 minutes in the morning? Or 10 minutes for your shower? Make custom playlists that are just as long as the time you have and use it as a timer. (When the last song comes on, you'll know you need to hustle!)

4. Make smoothie packets.

If you're looking for a quick and healthy meal or snack, spend a few minutes ahead of time cutting up fruit and freezing the right portion for a smoothie in sandwich bags. Then just pop the fruit and a liquid — like coconut water — in the blender!
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If you're looking for a quick and healthy meal or snack, spend a few minutes ahead of time cutting up fruit and freezing the right portion for a smoothie in sandwich bags. Then just pop the fruit and a liquid — like coconut water — in the blender!

5. Keep a to-do list with you all the time.

To-do list apps — like TeuxDeux — help you to track everything you need to get done today and in the future. And, since you can access it on your phone, tablet, or computer, you'll always be connected.
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To-do list apps — like TeuxDeux — help you to track everything you need to get done today and in the future. And, since you can access it on your phone, tablet, or computer, you'll always be connected.

6. Become a member of your local CSA.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture, is a great way to ensure you have a steady supply of fresh, in-season produce — and many will even deliver to your home! Find a CSA near you.
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CSAs, or community supported agriculture, is a great way to ensure you have a steady supply of fresh, in-season produce — and many will even deliver to your home! Find a CSA near you.

7. Enroll in automatic online bill payment.

Sure, it's a pain to set up automatic bill pay, but once you've got it up and running, you'll save yourself time in the future, and you'll never be late on a payment. A win-win!
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Sure, it's a pain to set up automatic bill pay, but once you've got it up and running, you'll save yourself time in the future, and you'll never be late on a payment. A win-win!

8. Make DIY cords labels to save yourself time poking around.

With labels — like these printable ones — you'll never pull the wrong cord again and spend 10 minutes trying to reset your cable!
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With labels — like these printable ones — you'll never pull the wrong cord again and spend 10 minutes trying to reset your cable!

9. Label your laundry.

Print out labels and encourage your family to sort their dirty clothes instead of leaving them in a pile on the floor somewhere. It's way easier to throw in a quick load of laundry when it's already sorted for you!
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Print out labels and encourage your family to sort their dirty clothes instead of leaving them in a pile on the floor somewhere. It's way easier to throw in a quick load of laundry when it's already sorted for you!

10. Create a cleaning schedule and stick to it.

Make a list of what really needs cleaning and how often so you're not doing chores you don't have to. Check out this printable sample chore chart to get you started.
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Make a list of what really needs cleaning and how often so you're not doing chores you don't have to. Check out this printable sample chore chart to get you started.

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