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This forum is a place to share tips and tricks for saving time. We all are very busy, and have many things that take up time in our lives. For our health and well being we need to learn how to prioratize our goals. I hope this forum will assit us in sharing ideas and success stories for finding more efficient waqys to use our time and achieve our goals.

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2002



My husband is all about making things as easy as possible. One simple thing that he does (that he now has me doing) is backing into parking spaces. Though this may not truely save time, it does make it easier when you get back into your car. You just get in and pull away. It's a lot easier than turning around to back out - especially if you're in a hurry.

Pam Aigner Madison, PA

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2002

Nice forum Vicki! Clever prompt as well. If you get a community conversation going on this idea, you'll net a lot of good ideas.

Here's mine. I use Eudora for my emailer. I ask all students to copy me on a letter at the beginning of class so I can use the Control-K make address book entry feature. As I make the entry I sort the address into a folder for the class. (I used to cut and paste everyone's name into my email programs.)

Dennis @ Tahoe

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2002

Ok, I'm a computer guy, so I'm going to suggest something that saves me time on the computer: Learn and use the "keyboard shortcuts" whenever possible. For example, did you know that using "ALT+F4" is a LOT faster than pointing to and clicking the "close button" on any active window? This is especially true if you have those nasty "pop- up" windows from the web. Try it, you'll like it!

Doug in Dayton

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2002

I always keep my keys beside my wallet at home. Then I always know where both are when I'm in a hurry to leave.

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2002

Take a shower at night, go to bed dressed, have breakfast in your car, have your husband take the children to school, screen calls, don't watch TV, etc, etc. Nice board, Vicki. Better than Nerdworld. I'll try it down the road.

Ana Moraes

-- Anonymous, January 18, 2002

My time saving technique is to do things in threes -my Rule of Threes.

For example, on my to do list, I keep it to three important items; when they are done then I add three more items.

Another example is when I am doing research on the Web, I will open three Web browser windows and search three different search engines at once. And then I usually do not dig deeper than three links.

Becky (TA) Fremont, CA

-- Anonymous, January 21, 2002

We all get buried quickly under tons of paper. I try to touch a piece of paper only once whenever possible. Think about how many times you re-read something to figure out what to do with it. Just think of the time you would have saved if you just read it once. Joyce

-- Anonymous, January 28, 2002

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