Getting ready for work. Taking the kids to soccer practice. Working out.
You have a loooonnnnggggg to-do list. So time-saving products can be crucial. They can mean the difference in an easier, less stressful day.
Try these 10 time-saving products to help make your day, and your life easier!
1. The Instant Pot
There’s a reason it’s called the Instant Pot! This little time-saving gem combines 7 appliances into one. Pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker and warmer.
But the real news here is it cooks 70% faster than the normal stove-top route.
You can set it and forget it in the morning so it cooks while you work as any slow-cooker, or you can use the steamer or pressure-cooker function for ultra-fast, delicious meals. You can literally whip up a full meal in minutes, saving you time and effort at the end of what was probably already a busy day.
2. Salad Cutter Bowl
You could get out a cutting board, cut your peppers, then cut your strawberries, then cut your tomatoes, onions etc.
OOORRRRR, you could put all those items and your greens into the salad cutter bowl, flip it over, slice a knife through the pre-designated lines and cut everything at once!
This 60-second, salad maker means you can pack healthy lunches for work in no time flat. Plus, it works for fruit as well so this is one of the healthier time-saving products you can buy!
3. The Swoop Bag
If you find yourself routinely spending time picking up a million toys spread out over your house like Bill Murray reliving each day in Groundhog Day you might want to get a swoop bag.
The swoop bags spreads out on the floor to allow your kids to play with their 14 million lego pieces or Shopkins and then with one, 3 second cinching move, you can clean all the pieces back up into one bag!
Not only a time-saver, but an annoyance-saver.
4. Dry Shampoo
This is one of my favorite time-saving (aka I feel lazy today) hacks. If you need to save an hour of time from washing, drying and styling your hair, just spray some dry shampoo on it and go!
It’s great for any of those accidentally-overslept mornings that sometimes happen.
Plus, sometimes I find that my somewhat dirty-hair once spritzed with the dry shampoo can actually end up looking great! This is a definitely a must-have time-saving product.
5. iRobot Roomba
Another time-saving product you didn’t know you need is an automatic, robotic cleaner for your floors.
With one click of a button, you can have your hardwood or carpeted floors swept while you spend your time on something else more productive. (Sipping a cocktail by the pool? catching up on your favorite Netflix?)
Of all the time-saving products out there, I would most recommend this one.
The iRobot Roomba self charges, is easy to maintain and can even be controlled from an app on your phone. $299 may seem like a lot to pay, but never having to sweep your floors again yourself is well worth that small investment.
6. PurSteam Steamer
Ironing is a pain. And it takes time, time you may not have. A steamer is a great product that will save you time and trouble. Instead of several minutes of ironing, you can steam an entire garment in 90 seconds!
It is so much easier to just run the steamer over your shirt or pants while they are still hanging up and be done. Plus, the PurSteam steamer takes all of 25 seconds to heat up.
And you can even use it to steam and refresh curtains or other household items.
7. Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Now
Unless you’ve been living in an underground bunker somewhere you probably know about Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime is a next-level, time-saving product of its own. It allows you to order pretty much anything you need and have it delivered in two days so you can save a huge amount of time shopping.
With a lot of time-saving products out there, you can forget there are time-saving services like this which will really help make your life easier.
Paper towels, coffee, many of your everyday staples can be ordered with the click of a button. Instead of driving to the store, searching for your products and waiting in line to purchase them, you can save 1-2 hours of time each week by just ordering the same products on Amazon.
You can even set up your essentials on a routine delivery! But in some cities, Amazon Prime Now is available which allows you to opt for a two-hour delivery!
This is a great way to get your grocery shopping done with minimal time spent. You can even sign up for the AmazonFresh service which gives you unlimited grocery delivery for $14.99 a month!
8. One-step Hair Dryer and Styler
This may be more a trouble-saving than time-saving gadget but it is one to love. If you are like me, you have to use a round brush and a hair dryer to get your hair to go from frizzy, bed-head mess to sleek, volume infused style.
But holding your arms up in the air, grabbing layers one at a time, and running the brush through them while you aim the hair dryer at that piece can be time-consuming and annoying.
A one-step hair dryer and styler makes this process easier and more efficient! Dry and style your hair at the same time.
9. Wrinkle Releaser
Ironing is a lot of time and trouble. And sometimes you have that accidentally-overslept morning when you need to grab some clothes and run out the door.
Wrinkle releaser is this genius product that allows you to just spray your clothes into a fresh, newly ironed look! Downy Wrinkle Release Spray Plus is a static remover, odor eliminator, steamer for clothes accessory and fabric refresher all in one.
10. Mini Smart-Plug Outlet
The mini smart plug allows you to easily control lights or appliances with an app from anywhere. Works with Google Home or Alexa as well. This fun products saves time and effort.
If you rushed out the door to get to work and can’t remember if you turned off the curling iron you can just shut it off in the app instead of driving all the way back home!