By Kimberly Fusaro
There are some errands (say, a visit to the DMV) that everyone dreads-and rightfully so. As anyone who's spent a lunch hour at the post office knows, it's easy to lose an afternoon trying to cross the simplest things off your to-do list. And even enjoyable tasks, like a trip to the movie theater or hair salon, often take two or three times the amount of energy they should. But you don't have to waste countless hours sitting in a waiting room or standing in line. Follow our expert tips for streamlining your days-and you might even find you have time to spare.
Request the first appointment of the morning. Since phone calls and last-minute visits will throw off a doctor's day from the get-go, you should try to see her before she's fallen too far behind. Bear in mind that you may still spend some time in the waiting room, though, and plan ahead: Pack thank-you cards that you've fallen behind on, suggests lifestyle expert Christine LouiseRead More »from How to Save Time Anywhere