All of us have a list of work apart from our job or studies. In such a fast-paced life with so many responsibilities, choosing a day for errands is a smart choice. Errands are short trips made to complete all the little but important chores.
These important things can involve anything like shopping for groceries, stationery or anything which is a house requirement or going to a doctor or a bank. These tasks are never-ending and can pop up any day or anytime.
However, you need to make sure that you don’t waste much of your time into these things and can focus on your job and family. To find out some useful suggestions for how to run errands and save time & energy, read further.
Why choose a single day as an errand day for yourself
As you know we daily come across with the shortage of something that needs to be bought from the stores. For example, you are working but you can’t find any pen, in such a case you will directly go to the stationery shop and buy a pen immediately.
There can be many examples where you need something urgently because you didn’t keep the track of things which are going to be used up.
These needs are going to be there every day but you cannot devote a part of your time daily for such chores. That would be called shopping in parts which wastes both time and money.
When you go shopping you end up buying a few (sometimes many) extra things which are unnecessary. Thus the more the number of trips, the more will be the wastage.
Moreover, your daily trips to stores would increase the total area covered by your car. This will lead to an increase in gas bills and insurance costs too.
After working and having some time for your own you really want these chores to be done in the shortest time possible. An errand is something that fulfills this wish of yours.
Benefits of choosing a single day as an errand
- Saves money
- Better management skills
- Saves time
- Saves energy
How to plan you errands
Choosing an errand day
Warning: Choosing a day for an errand doesn’t mean that you will be as lazy as to put it once in a month. That would mean neglecting many of your important needs that actually require your attention.
The smart way is to choose one day of the week according to your convenience when you can do all these chores. Make sure that you have enough time on this errand day to complete all the work. Otherwise, it would again end up in being useless and wasting time and money.
Now as you have chosen your day. You need to make a to-do list of the things you need to do on the errand day. This list will make sure that you don’t miss anything. Don’t make this list in a hurry as you may forget something important.
To make sure that you don’t miss anything that could be important for the coming week, you can try these steps:
- After coming back from your errand day, paste a blank paper on your cupboard or wherever it can grab your attention. Whenever you remember anything that needs to be brought, fixed or requires a visit write it immediately on the paper.
- Ask your family members if they also need something from the stores you are visiting so that you can add it to your list too. This will save their time and make them happy & love you even more.
- Thinking about the events and schedule of the coming week and accordingly, adding things you might need.
Planning an errand route
Being ready with the list, you need to make a route of your errand which means to decide the order of the places you are going to visit. This will help you to be clear-minded about the order, in which you need to get your things done.
Obviously, you wouldn’t like to waste time after doing a task to decide where to go next. Thus, to save yourself from this, a prior planning will help you to work quickly. You just need to work on your plan.
You can plan to do the urgent things first and can also shop from the store at the same place where you are visiting for another task.
Are you ready to save time with those awful errands? By planning out an errand day you’ll be able to save time each week. I want to thank you so much for stopping by.
Have an amazing day.