These little “life hacks” saved me a lot of trouble
Never leave your flat / house without your keys
Kids can lock you out when you just bring out the trash, wind can blow the door shut. Do it even when your partner pretends to have a key on his/her own 🙂
Stow away spare keys to your flat at friends or relatives
Even if you apply rule number #1, Murphy’s gonna get you: we had our keys in the car but we closed the garage door prematurely…
Prepare your stuff the evening before
Put out the clothes you wanna wear, pack your bags, prepare breakfast, fill up the gas in your car.
Never search for essential things in the morning. It drains your energy.
When you hang out your clothes the night before be spare one decision to make in the morning. #decisionfatigue
Check your flat before bedtime
My wife sometimes forgets to close the garage door. I forget to close the window to my basement room. All windows closed? Lights turned off? Doors locked? Keys back at the key board?
Always do shopping with a shopping list
Buying things you do not need and forgetting things you desperately need can ruin your weekend. And it prevents throwing away food as well! Individual sustainable lifestyle tips
Leave a shopping bag in your car
Even if you have a shopping routine and everything on your list, well, Murphy.
Having to put stuff piece by piece into your trunk is grueling and at home you do it in reverse. So don’t.
Use Debit Card for purchases / avoid cash
Cash diffuses into nothingness without leaving a trace. If you want to have control over your finances make your money traceable.
Put an emergency hammer into your car
Plan a follow up at your hairdresser
Hairdressers always have a full schedule and at the time you realize your hair needs a cut it’s hard to get an appointment. Same goes for dentists.
Buy a leatherman or victorinox tool
Use a hanging filing systems
Use a housekeeping book
A housekeeping book or a budget planner makes it easier for you to reach your financial goals.
Make backups of your phone and computer
No backups – no mercy
Use a Bullet Journal
Nothing changed my life so drastically in the last couple of years like the Bullet Journal Method.
Fumbling with to-do lists, habit tracking apps, a Kanban board in the kitchen, a google docs spreadsheet for goals and a mood journal I grew tired of not having one single source of truth regarding my life planning.
Read what the Bullet Journal
can do for you.