Make every moment count! Small changes to your habits and routines yield big results in increased productivity and happiness. We identify your essential daily tasks and show how to do them more efficiently, less stressfully—and just plain better. Look forward to getting ready quickly, making the most of family time, fixing healthy and easy meals, accomplishing more at work, and managing your home with confidence.
Better Homes and Gardens
Take Your Time • We all get 1,440 minutes each day. Here’s how to use this magazine to make the most of yours.
All About Time Tools • Try these fresh takes on classic time- and task-management products to get the family on the same page and maximize your workday.
01 Getting Ready • START YOUR DAY RELAXED BY PUTTING STRATEGIES TO WORK THAT HELP YOU—AND YOUR FAMILY—STAY ON TOP OF THE MORNING MUST-DOS.
Good From The Get-Go • Map out your day with a simple pen-and-papertool—designed to identify your most essential to-dos—from productivity expert Audrey Thomas.
Time Solvers: Morning Prep • Turn getting ready into a relaxing routine by keeping things simple, streamlining to only the essentials, and placing everything within reach.
Wardrobe Planning • Need more time in the morning? Narrow down your clothes to the ones you truly wear to turn getting dressed into a pain-free task.
Jump-Start A Good Day • Make your mornings run smoother by sticking to a simple routine that divvies up responsibilities to everyone and keeps shared spaces organized.
Fast & Easy Fixes: Bath Vanity • Feel the relief of stress-free daily prepping with accessible containers that tame clutter.
Clothes Sanity • A good day starts with getting dressed without stress. Turn your closet into a haven by arranging it so everything is easy to find—and put away.
02 Family Time • KEEPING EVERYONE IN YOUR HOME ORGANIZED REQUIRES PLANNING. IF YOU MAKE THE INVESTMENT IN PREP UP FRONT, YOU’LL SAVE VALUABLE TIME.
Make A Schedule • Want to promote order and happiness for the entire family? Opt for a shared schedule that reduces stress and provides everyone with a weekly game plan.
Help With Chores • Turn getting things done around the house into a team sport so the whole family can accomplish tasks equitably and faster.
Get Homework Done • Keep your student on task—and motivated—with smart tips that will earn an A+ grade from everyone.
Time Solvers: Give Your Bags A Boost • Backpacks, purses, totes—they’re so easy to fill up, but how often do they get cleaned out? Reclaim them with these strategies.
Take Care Of Your Pets • The family schedule needs to incorporate time with furry friends. Make caring for your pets part of the routine by including them in your daily agenda.
Fast & Easy Fixes: Game Station • Family rooms need to store everything for everybody, so keep the gang organized with a variety of smart solutions.
Easy Entry • The front door can become a bottleneck without good organization. Speed up your comings and goings with these time-saving strategies.
03 Faster Meals • YOU’VE GOTTA EAT! USE THESE TIME-SAVVY IDEAS TO MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY MEAL—AND SNACK TIME TOO.
Meal Planning • Slotting 30 minutes of alone time each week to map out your meal plan is just one of our top seven tips to help each day run smoother.
Time Solvers: Quick Breakfast • Take the craziness out of the morning rush by creating a ready-to-go serving station that jump-starts your day.
Lunch & Snacks • Rediscover your love for the quickest bites in your day by having all the necessities prepped and ready for a tasty grab-and-go experience.
Dinner Plans • Is 5–7 p.m. your family’s witching hour? Turn this hectic time into a less...