The Best Time-Saving Ideas

Simplify your life with these speedy tips and shortcuts for cleaning, cooking, exercising, and more.

Take a Shortcut

6 Quick Store-Bought Breakfast Foods

Not a morning person? Rise and shine with these delicious breakfast options that take less than five minutes to prepare.

Clean Your Bathroom, Fast

Time-saving tips and techniques to a quick clean.

What Change to Your Routine Has Saved You the Most Time?

This month, readers share their best tips for streamlining hectic schedules.


6 Time-Saving Cleaning Tricks

These easy habits will save you serious elbow grease down the road.

10 Modern Time-Savers That Really Aren’t

Certainly some inventions streamline daily life. But many have a funny way of stealing minutes, even hours, from your day—like these 10 culprits.

Skip That Step: Easy Recipe Shortcuts

Cooking instructions you can (happily) ignore.


Pretty Quick

Time-Saving Foods to Keep in Your Kitchen

Real Simple picked 37 of the best-tasting grocery store items that can be prepared in a flash.

The Best Instant Foods

When time is tight, convenience rules. These nine winners give fast food a good name.