BY: VANESSA ROBERTS
Because Sundays should come with a pause button.
Time flies when you’re having fun, and those two precious days we know as Saturday and Sunday just seem to move at the speed of light! Even though we are yet to master how to literally pause time (we’ll let you know when we figure that one out, promise) there are a few ways to at least make your weekend feel longer than it really is.
Keep reading for 4 time-maximising ideas to help you squeeze every last drop of enjoyment out of the weekend.
#1 – Stop doing a huge end-of-week clean!
Sounds good to us. Leaving your time-consuming household chores such as vacuuming until the weekend is a serious waste of downtime, and thankfully, this time-sucker can be easily be avoided. Instead, do small, easy top-up vacuums every day, with an easy to use cord-free vacuum cleaner, such as the Dyson V8 Absolute cord-free vacuum.
We have just road tested this little innovation, and have found it to be one of the easiest and most convenient ways to keep on top of cleaning routines every day. Despite its small and manageable size, the Dyson V8 Absolute (RRP $899) is a high-performance vacuum that rivals any bulky (read: off-putting) full-sized vacuum cleaner.
In addition to being cordless (no hassle with plugs, working around corners or chairs), the Dyson is light weight and has up to 40 mins of run time, which is more than enough to run over the whole house! Thanks to new patented Dyson technology, it has the most powerful suction of any cordless stick vacuum so you really do get the best results for minimal effort.
Last, but certainly not least, the Dyson is one of the most versatile vacuums available. It can be instantly converted to a hand-held, which is great for cleaning tricky areas such as your car, your furniture, nooks and crannies in the kitchen – anywhere!
If you feel you don’t have time to clean, why not try a house cleaning service like Sparkle and Shine?
Other ways to get more out of your weekend include:
#2 – Plan the weekend in advance
“Fail to plan, plan to fail” as they say. We’re all for spontaneity, but nothing causes the weekend to fly away faster than frittering hours away with indecision and uncertainty. Instead – come up with a plan during the week which includes who you’re seeing, where you are going, and what you you need to do – and do your darndest to stick to it!
#3 – Do something fun on Sunday evening!
Sure, it’s tempting to make a start on that bulging inbox before Monday morning, or worse – sort out your recycling, but to really make the weekend feel endless your best bet is to schedule something enjoyable to do before the curtains come down on another week. Whether it’s a hobby or group activity, a trip to the movies or a casual dinner with friends, booking an enjoyable Sunday night activity feels like bonus time, and that is what the weekend is all about.
#4 – Do your grocery shopping ONLINE during the week
Whether it’s ordering your groceries from the comfort of your cubicle, or perusing the virtual aisles at night with a glass of wine, this is one weekend time-saver we cannot recommend enough. Say goodbye to traffic frustration, congested parking stations, checkout queues and shopping trolley dodgems and say “hello free time”.
How do you make the most of your weekend? Let us know in the comments below!
This story was sponsored by Dyson, though all thoughts and opinions are our own.
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