We’ve all heard the advice “stop trading time for money”, and I agree. But in this episode, we’re talking about ways you can trade in your money to get time back in your life and in your business. I’m sharing ways to automate things, get help, set up systems, and so much more so that you can have more time back to do the things you really love!
The majority of these are things I personally do right now, so get ready for an insider peek into some of my systems. Plus, a few of these things are things we don’t do in our family, but I think are totally worth adding in! So, let’s get yourself some time back to do more of what you love in your life!
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Previewing 3 of the 7 ways to get your time back:
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1. Ditch the grocery store, and get your groceries delivered to you.
This is probably my favorite way that I have found to get time back in my week! We’ve been using grocery delivery consistently for about 2 years now. I rarely go into grocery stores unless I’m running in to grab something quick.
Every time I get groceries delivered, I am so grateful for that time back! I place the order and then watch on the app as the shopper goes through the store and buys things from my list.
I don’t like grocery shopping. I love meal planning and cooking and I certainly love food, but I hate grocery shopping. So when someone else is shopping for me I always feel the benefits of that time back whether it’s time I spent working, hanging around at home, at the gym, or whatever! It’s worth it.
For this, we use Instacart. They deliver it straight to your door. I used to do grocery pick up before I found Instacart. it’s so much better than picking it up! This is definitely one worth trying for yourself if you haven’t before. You’ll be hooked.
2. Set up Subscribe and Save for items you need on a recurring basis.
Subscribe and save on Amazon has been a GAME CHANGER for me in 2021. Basically, you set up subscriptions at any increment, and then they just show up at your house. You don’t have to remember to order them when you run out. It’s just done for you!
You can save up to 15% on the items when you get enough things in each delivery box. I tried a few different brands on Amazon for some of the things I knew I wanted to set up on auto-delivery to see what brands I liked the best. Then I figured out how long it took us to go through the item, and I set up the subscription-based on that amount of time.
We use this for things like toilet paper, paper towels, vitamins, toothpaste, Ziploc bags, contact solution, laundry detergent, dish detergent! These are all things you are going to buy it all anyway. Now you can free your mind from remembering to do it.
You can always pause or skip a subscription round if you don’t need something so you are not permanently locked into anything.
Check this out if you want to see some of the things on my subscribe and save list.
3. Having a “set it and forget it” style yard care service for your home.
This is one that we don’t do exactly but do some version of! I think this is a brilliant way to save time and energy by trading money for your time back if lawn care isn’t something you want to be doing.
One of my neighbors does this really well, and since I work from home, I see it play out every week from my office window. At the same time on the same day every week, they have a company that comes and mows their yard as well as some other lawn care needs.
They set this up, probably once, and then were able to just forget it. Awesome!
For us, my husband Adam does most of our lawn work. But when he can’t for whatever reason, we have someone else who comes to mow.
We do however have an “automated” lawn service that comes and treats our grass once a month. We also have another that treats our yard for bugs (like wasps) once a month.
This is really important to us because Adam is seriously allergic to stings from things like yellow jackets and wasps.
So even though this is a basic one, if you are looking for ways to get time back and feel like you’re spending so much time doing lawn care that you aren’t able to relax with your family or work on your business, taking the time to get help with this so you can get your time back will be so worth it!
Be sure to listen to the full episode to hear the other 4 ways I’m sharing to help you get time back in your life! I hope you have enjoyed these tips and can benefit from choosing one or some of them to incorporate into your life to “buy time back”!
October 5, 2021