Time Management Tip 29: Create To Go Bags


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One way I squeeze a few more things into my day is by making sure I never leave the house without some type of craft along with me.

At all times I have 4 to 6 bags packed full of all the supplies needed to complete simple crafts sitting on a shelf near our front door.

I bring these bags to the pool, to a meeting with a friend for coffee, to a friend’s house for an afternoon visit or along on long car rides with my husband driving.

I don’t spend much on my bags. Most are from yard sales or were freebies.

I like bags with zippered tops to avoid loosing pieces in transit. I  prefer bags with flat bottoms so that they stand up. Pockets are always a plus to hold supplies.

By carrying these bags with me where ever I go, I am able to make enough crafts every year to give as gifts as well as sell.

Perhaps crafting is not your thing. How about reading? In addition to crafts I also carry along a book, magazine or a few e-books on my kindle app. every where I go so I can squeeze in a bit of reading wherever I am.

Do you work on a computer? I have a bag, that fits my net book, blogging binder, and other writing needs perfectly for an impromptu writing session, should one arise.

With a little bit of thought you can come up with your own “To Go” bags.

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Introduction: 31 Days Of Time Saving Tips For The Work-At-Home Mom

Day One: Perform a Time Audit

Day Two: Night Owl Or Morning Bird?

Day Three: Where are Your Largest Windows?

Day Four: Making the Most of Small Windows

Day Five: Daily To Do Lists

Day Six: Maximizing The To Do List

Day Seven: Say No

Day Eight: Eliminate Poor Yes Choices

Day Nine: Put Your Time Offenders On a Budget

Day Ten: Combine Joy

Day Eleven: Making Effective Use of Waiting Time

Day Twelve: Making Use of Travel Time

Day Thirteen: Making The Most of Mom Taxi in Waiting Time

Day Fourteen: Take Time to Rest a Few Moments Each Day

Day Fifteen: Tag-Team

Day Sixteen: Involve the Kids

Day Seventeen: Mechanical Slaves

Day Eighteen: Outside Help

Day Nineteen: Timer Magic

Day Twenty: Take a Rest Day

Day Twenty One: Less Stuff, Less Mess, More Time

Day Twenty Two: Hold A Family Work Bee

Day Twenty Three: Keep Gatherings Simple

Day Twenty Four: Saving Time in The Kitchen

Day Twenty Five: The Self Cleaning Home

Day Twenty Six: Streamlining Your Homeschooling day

Day Twenty Seven: Create an I Did It List

Day Twenty Eight: Create a Simple Cleaning Routine

Day Twenty Nine: Create To Go Bags (you are here)

Day Thirty: Making Minimum Standards

Day Thirty One: Treat Life Like a Marathon Not a Sprint

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  1. I use the reusable grocery bags from some of my favorite stores – my mom got me several of these bags from “local” stores as a moving present before my husband and I relocated to a different state. They come in handy and remind me of my family and friends back home 🙂

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