Even if you don’t have kids heading back to school, we can all use this time of year for a fresh start:
Get organized: Staying on top of bills, appointments and spending can be time-consuming. Consider Cozi, a free app ideal for busy people who need to keep multiple calendars and coordinate a variety of events. Features include giving multiple people access to the same calendars and lists, reminder emails and a weekly shopping list.
Weekly meal plan: Planning what’s on the menu saves valuable time and avoids last-minute (and often expensive) trips to the grocery store. Freezing meals ahead of time is a great way to solve the dinner-time crunch. Next time you cook, make double and freeze the other half.
Wardrobe: Pull out outfits the night before and complete with accessories and shoes to save time in the morning, when time clearly goes faster.
Breakfast is key! Get off to a great start by having quick, healthy breakfast items on hand. Search Pinterest for ideas and consider freezing items that can be quickly microwaved before you head out the door.
Plan for more traffic: The traffic is always heavier the first few days of school, so plan ahead to avoid being late.