Klinke Cleaners has customers from all walks of life across Wisconsin. We work with busy executives and professionals needing fast dry cleaning, job seekers who want freshly pressed clothes for interviews, fashionable men and women who like to look their best, and even students preparing for occasions like prom and graduation.

That’s a pretty diverse group, but they all have one thing in common: most of the people we see feel like they are pressed for time. With that in mind, we’d like to offer a handful of easy ways our readers and customers can save an hour or more each week…

Keep a Schedule

Simply being organized about your time is a great way to get more of it. That’s partly because you’ll always know what you’re doing and where you’re going. However, it’s also because keeping a schedule also forces you to be intentional about the way you spend your hours, which can stop you from wasting time on unimportant tasks.

Get Up 15 Minutes Earlier

While this doesn’t technically give you any more time, waking up 15 or 30 minutes earlier than normal isn’t painfully difficult for most people, and can make your morning routine much less stressful. Alternatively, you could use the extra time to read, exercise, or otherwise prepare your mind for a new day.

Develop a Storage System

Studies have shown that most people aren’t aware of how much time they spend looking for things. By implementing a good storage strategy (“everything in its place”) at home and at work, you don’t just reduce the time spent searching for items, but also free up your mind to focus on more important things.

Cut Out a Bad Habit

Most of us have one or two bad habits (like late-night TV, for example) that take up a lot of time without adding much to our lives. If you can manage to ditch these, you may suddenly discover that you have the spare hours you need to finish something that’s more important to you.

Automate Your Bill-Paying

Paying bills can be tedious and annoying. However, lots of everyday bookkeeping tasks can be put on cruise control. Using direct deposits and automated payments, you might be able to save an hour or more every week just by skipping checks, stamps, and phone calls to the companies you work with.

Learn to Cook the Easy Way

Cooking at home is healthier and less expensive than doing takeout or delivery. And it can be faster, too, if you do things the right way. Learn to cook simple meals in batches once a week, so you can reheat them later. You’ll save time and money, all while getting more control over your diet.

Enjoy Every Day More

While enjoying yourself won’t necessarily save you time, it will make your days feel longer and fuller. Don’t forget to make your own happiness a priority no matter how busy you get.

What do you think of our top tips for time-saving? Do you have any of your own you would like to add? Send your favorites our way and we might incorporate them into a future post for other Wisconsin Klinke Cleaners customers to enjoy!