Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Batching

Reading 2 separate books on management (one home, one biz) and they both say the same thing: BATCH.

In other words, set-up time costs the same amount if you do a run of 1 or 10. So, cook and shop once a month instead of nightly;  check email once or twice a day instead of every 10 minutes, etc. This is why birthing multiples is much more efficient than just having kids one at a time.

I'm considering what we batch and what we could batch that we don't. How would this apply to homeschooling?

What do you "batch?"

3 comments:

Jesse, said...

See...birthing multiples might be easier, but I'm not sure I'd feel that way at 3a.m. feedings! ;-) There is so much truth to this though. I'm reading Organized Simplicty, Steady Days and A Mother's Rule for Life. I'm inspired all over again for simple, less clutter and more beauty!

Hen Jen said...

I'm the antithesis of efficient, so I really don't batch anything, but I know I should. I do know my week is better and I spend less, use less gas and waste less time if I only go grocery shopping once a week..but I end up going every couple of days..bad.
something needs to change around here!

Cari said...

I do 1x/month shopping, I try to have the kids' piano, gymnastics lessons on the same day as any classes they are taking at our charter homeschool and I do any errands on that day because we are already out of the house. I would LOVE to do 1x/month cooking but haven't figured that schedule out yet.