Do you have enough ME Time in your life? I never seem to find enough time to knit or sew or do the creative things that keep the right side of my brain happy. Can you relate? Working full time plus keeping the house clean, laundry done, groceries in the cupboard and food on the table takes up a lot of time. (I’m lucky to have a husband who pitches in SO much! But still. Never enough time.)
I have compiled a short list of resources (and my quick tip in each category) for streamlining the “must do” stuff in your life, so that you have more time for the “want to do” things that matter most to you- whether that’s knitting, sewing, walking, reading, or hanging out with friends, kids or grandkids. More me time for you!
Do you have handy tips that have helped you? Feel free to leave a comment below and share it with us!
My tip: Do a load a day. If you just have one load to wash, dry, fold and put away, it’s much more likely to get completely done. Laundry going all day means lots to fold and put away and it’s more likely to pile up on your bed, couch, or dresser, siting in a basket, waiting to be dealt with.
My tip: Get up 15 minutes earlier and knock out one thing before work. Kitchen floor one day, one bathroom another day, dusting one day, vacuuming another one day, etc.
My tip: Make a master sheet of groceries listed by aisle for your favorite grocery store. Keep a copy on the fridge during the week to mark off things you need to get. When you shop with the list, it’s quick and easy to see that you need just two things in the next aisle and you can breeze through so much faster.
My tip: Make things ahead (see recipe below). Double your recipes and freeze the second batch/casserole/pan for another time. Use a dinner service. We’ve tried SunBasket, Hello Fresh and Blue Apron. We liked the food better with Hello Fresh and SunBasket. (Saves time on your grocery shopping, menu planning, and prep time.)
36 Tator Tots (thawed)
1/2 cup chopped ham
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease a regular sized muffin tin pan well. Put 3 tots in each muffin cup and use a small glass to flatten them down to form the bottom crust. Bake the tots for 10 minutes and then remove from oven.
Reduce temperature to 350 degrees.
Top each tot base with ham and cheese. You can also add in diced peppers, green onions, bacon, or anything else you’d like in your egg muffin.
Whisk the eggs and milk together. Pour into each muffin tin to just below the top. Sprinkle with a little extra cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes or until the egg base is cooked.
Easy to keep in the freezer and reheat in the microwave for a minute!
(Recipe from Pinterest, originally from cakescottage.com and look at their awesome No Bake S’mores Icebox Cake recipe, perfect for all of us Loopy Campers! Um, and the No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert? Need.To.Make.)
Here’s to more me time for all of us this weekend!