EFFICIENT — What does that even mean?

Wiki says:  in general describes the extent to which time, effort or cost is well used for the intended task or purpose.

My immediate thought:  “well used?”  What or who determines “well used?”  What is the value and well use of your time, effort or cost in doing something?  Well, it’s up to you, and doesn’t really matter in the end, as long as it works for you.

Each week I will post a note or tip on things we can do to be efficient, but also effective in our effort of those ‘things,’ for their purposes vary a lot in the context of the “well use” of our effort.

I found this fun pic of the baby in the sink with the dishes, a little scary to think about, but fun to see.  However, I DO NOT support giving the baby their bath while you wash the dishes; not a safe idea.  But it makes you think of the things we try to do that may seem logical, but not really the best option.

Here’s some safe, effective tips to start:

  1. Start the laundry first on your list of chores, but don’t forget to go back and move the loads.
  2. Freeze what food you know won’t get eaten right away, especially fully cooked meals; then you have easy reheats for a busy day.
  3. Put the dirty dishes directly into the dish washer after you no longer need them as you cook.  Don’t put them in the sink; it saves so much time.  I usually have my dishwasher open as I cook or work in the kitchen.
  4. Arrange your grass clippings on the soil underneath your garden plants to stop weeds from growing.
  5. Read your scriptures as you eat breakfast.

Feel free to comment on things you do to be more efficient and effective with your efforts.

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