Time is the one resource that’s limited. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Everyone has the same 24 hours, and how people use this time will determine their success. 

Knowing how to save time to ensure you make the most of your day can mean the difference between success and failure. In this post, you’ll learn about four ways to save time, allowing you to be more productive or spend time doing things you actually enjoy. 

Prioritize Tasks

One of the best ways to save time is by learning to prioritize your tasks effectively. This means identifying which tasks are most important/urgent and focusing on these first. It’s helpful to create a list of tasks that need to be done each day and then to arrange them in order of priority. While physically making a list can be effective, there are other methods such as reminders, planning time, and Post-It notes.

Once you know your priorities, you can put all your energy and focus into completing those tasks. People who don’t prioritize tasks often feel overwhelmed and end up doing very little or focusing on tasks that don’t really need to be done. 

Keep an Organized Workspace

A cluttered workspace is a sure way to waste time. When everything is disorganized and scattered, it’s harder to find what you need. Take the time to organize your workspace and home so everything is easy to find and within reach. This will help you stay on task and avoid distractions.

Additionally, prioritize using technology to help streamline processes to make your workspace more efficient. Use programs or applications to keep your schedule organized and on top of important deadlines.

Be Bold and Delegate Tasks

If you have too much to do, consider delegating tasks to others. Find someone you trust, outsource jobs, and focus on tasks requiring your expertise or attention. For example, hiring someone to landscape the yard can save hours every week. Sure, you can do it yourself, but what else could you do with that time? Whether being a landlord, landscaping your own yard, or shopping for groceries, delegating tasks can save time. Some think this is being lazy, but in reality, it allows for a better use of time.

An example of this can be seen in property management for rental properties. Utilizing a property management service can help speed up maintenance requests, tenant communication, and property inspections. Delegating these tasks can save time and stress and improve the tenant-landlord relationship by having a dedicated team available to support inquiries or issues. This will save you time from having to send out monthly reminders about rent, having to check emails for maintenance requests, and other essential communication.

Delegating tasks also extend to areas outside of business or personal life. Build relationships with trusted neighbors or try carpooling to save time and resources. Saving five minutes here and ten minutes there may seem insignificant. Over time, however, this time saved adds up to many hours.

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Set Realistic Goals

Setting realistic goals, whether for work or personal life, is essential. Studies have shown that productivity drops significantly when people set goals that are not possible or able to be completed with other tasks.

Set a timer or checkpoint for a task you know will take multiple days to complete. Once this time or checkpoint has been completed, stop and work on other tasks. This will keep a task manageable without affecting other tasks that also need to be completed.


Time management is critical to personal and professional success. Learn how to prioritize tasks, organize your workspace, delegate responsibilities, and set realistic goals to maximize your day. 

Through increased productivity and efficiency with the help of these strategies, you can make the most of the one resource you can never get back: time.

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