Simple tech tips to help you save time
Technology has crept into every area of our life. In fact far too many areas for this short article to cover. However although technology might be great we need to make sure that technology helps us save time not just make life more complicated. Hopefully the following tech tips will help you do just that.
Home management is changing fast. You can now buy smart washing machines along with a number of other smart home appliances.
Move over the slow cooker these new multi-functional oven with a simplistic interface and wireless control are a modern masterpiece for all of your cooking requirements. Used effectively – and of course that is the clue these new “smart ovens” will promote a more productive lifestyle at home.
The Smart Connectivity is clever and simple to use and will allow you to control your oven even when you are not at home by using an app on your smart phone.
Take the stress out of (supermarket) shopping. Avoid the queues and have your weekly shopping delivered direct to your doorstep. It is not only quick and convenient, it could save you money as well. Even if you are paying a delivery charge you are likely to end up quids in. There is of course travel costs and your time to consider but having your shopping delivered also stops spontaneous purchases or treating yourself to a crafty cake and coffee in the supermarket cafe.
If you’re shopping online to save time, make the process even quicker by using RoboForm or one of the other organisers to fill in all your information and breeze through the checkout process with one click.
Struggling to remember usernames and passwords
Navigate the net with ease If you’re racking your brains to remember usernames and passwords for various websites or where you’ve written them down, try downloading a password and identity organiser. There are many to choose from – take a look at the latest reviews here. These password and identity organisers securely and automatically fill in your passwords and identity information for online forms. This means no more rummaging around for your passwords or waiting for your password to be resent to you, allowing you more browsing time.
Tech tips for on-line organisation
Spring-clean your inbox. Keep your inbox under control by unsubscribing from unwanted e-newsletters and alerts rather than deleting the messages one-by-one as they come in.
Adopt an on-line filing system – whether you file by month or important subject. Create a folder so that you can quickly search for important emails.
Use an online organiser
Get started on jobs faster by using a diary or desktop calendar, such as Microsoft Outlook, to prioritise and schedule busy days. Allocating and sticking to time limits for tasks will motivate you to get the job done and should mean you get to leave the office that little bit earlier.
Social networking sites such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are a great way to keep in touch, but can also clog up your inbox with constant emails, which you then need to sort through. Declutter and save time by stopping or limiting the notifications you receive from these sites.
Avoid time-wasting distractions by putting your phone on silent or voicemail and allocating times during the day to make calls, check messages and emails. With most mobile phones you can also assign different ringtones for different callers, allowing you to distinguish between those calls needing your urgent attention and those that can wait.
Following the above tech tips will help you save time – just make sure you use that time wisely doing something that you want to do – not have to do.
For further information on managing your time better take a look at our other posts on Time management.