Get the Morning Beverages Ready the Night Before

Set up the morning beverages to save time

This is Day 16 of 31 Kitchen Time Savers. Go here to see the tips you’ve missed. Just as making dinner in the morning will help your evening, getting your morning beverages ready at night will help your morning tomorrow. Funny how it works that way. Doing things in advance helps you out. It’s a […]

Make Dinner in the Morning to Save Time Later

Make dinner in the morning to save time

If you make dinner in the morning when you have a spare minute, you’ll save time later in the evening when you don’t. Saturday evening was full of hockey games. Full. In two cities. At dinner time. I spent Saturday morning in the kitchen, making breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was brilliant, if I do […]

Clean as You Go and Save Time in the Kitchen

clean as you go and save time

If you clean up after yourself as you go through your dinner prep, you’ll save time. And your kitchen will be clean when you’re done. This weekend I did a ton of cooking. And even though I have kitchen helpers, I made a point to clean as I went through my list. My nine-year old […]

Slow Cooking Saves Time in the Kitchen

Slow Cooking Saves Time

Make your slow cooker do the work for you! It will save you much time in the kitchen. When I was a newlywed (circa 1994), slow cookers were not cool. They were the small kitchen appliances that grammas used or that gathered dust on the shelf. They had weird, outdated illustrations on the side. They […]

Clean the Kitchen Before You Go to Bed to Save Time

Leave the Kitchen Clean Each Night to Save Time | Life as MOM

Leave the kitchen clean when you head to bed at night and you’ll have a nice kitchen to wake up to in the morning. This may come as a no-brainer to some of you. To others it is a timely reminder. If you go to bed with a clean kitchen, you will wake up to […]

Shop at One Store to Save Time

shopping at one store saves time

It’s true that you can save money by buying only the best priced items at each store. It’s called cherry picking, and it’s one means that I’ve used over the years to stretch a buck. I have a list of go-to items for Costco, Walmart, Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, and Sprouts, my five main stops. However, […]

Save Time with a Clean Fridge

Save Time with a Clean Fridge | Life as MOM

Keep your fridge clean to save time. Sometimes we have to spend time to save time. Sounds a little contradictory, but if you invest in something now, you can reap a time savings later. Freezer cooking is like that. So is making your own custom spice blends. Those activities take some time, but you get […]

9 Ways to Make Your Week Better

9 ways to make your week better

Sunday is a big deal. Because, as you know, Monday follows it. And then the rest of the week. The tone you set on Sunday night and Monday morning can carry over through the rest of the week, helping you feel on the ball or behind the 8-ball, as the case may be. What you do to […]