Skip these chores
Nobody ever said, ‘I wish I could spend more time doing chores’, right? An endless list of the same old household to-dos costs you time, money and sanity. Here are some you can just skip.
Washing your hair every day
It may sound counterintuitive, but if you shampoo too often, you will actually make your hair oilier. Washing strips hair of natural oils, so your scalp produces more, and then you have to wash again. Stick to two or three times a week, says dermatologist Tsippora Shainhouse, MD. Using a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner will keep your scalp and hair from drying out too much.
Using a top sheet on your bed
Save time making your bed every morning by skipping the tangle-prone top sheet. Many Europeans sleep directly under a quilt or a duvet with a cover. Just be sure to make time every week to wash any bedding that touches your body.