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How to Free up Some Time Around the House

Updated: Dec 31, 2020

Between work, school, routine chores, meals, and extra-curricular activities, we could all use a little extra time. Since adding an hour or two to each day isn’t likely to happen, the next best option is learning how to accomplish just as much in less time. What could or would you do with the extra? For starters, try just imagining having the option to decide!

And now onto just a few of the things that can free up some of your valuable time.

  1. There’s nothing like cooking with fresh herbs. And yet, buying a bunch of basil when your recipe calls for only 1 tablespoon can be wasteful. To avoid that kind of waste and purchasing one fresh bunch at a time for even more waste, chop up the leftovers, place them in an ice cube tray, fill it with olive oil (or broth), and freeze it for next time.

  1. If you’re a baker, waiting for butter to reach room temperature can be like watching paint dry. Now you can speed up the process by grating the desired amount of butter using a cheese grater.

  1. Store a bottle of multipurpose glass/surface cleaner and an extra roll of paper towels in each bathroom for quick clean ups.

  1. Before going to bed, sprinkle the inside of the toilet bowl with one cup baking soda, add one cup white vinegar, and give it a quick scrub with a toilet brush once the fizzing action has subsided. Let it sit overnight, then flush. It’s the quick and easy way to cleaner toilets.

  1. Slow down the rotting process of tomatoes by keeping them at room temperature instead of in the fridge. Also, storing them stem side down prevents air from entering the stem and moisture from exiting, which in turn will help them stay fresher longer.

  1. Use an egg slicer to slice strawberries, bananas, avocado, and even olives quickly and effortlessly.

  1. Love a morning smoothie but short on time? Make individual smoothie packs. Add your favorite fruit and leafy greens to small zip top freezer bags and then freeze them. When you’re ready for a smoothy, grab a pack from the freezer, toss into the blender, and add your liquid of choice.

Having more free time also helps you prioritize and make sure the most important things get done, like having your heating and cooling systems cleaned and checked every year.  No, we’re not suggesting you do it yourself.  The solution is far easier than that.  In fact, just pick up the phone and call the home comfort professionals at GBT Heating & Cooling. Through annual preventative maintenance, we can help ensure your system delivers all the indoor and convenience to slide through the hot summer months unscathed.


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