It’s often cheaper – and faster, of course – to buy an already cooked chicken. Coles sells rotisserie chickens for as little as $4 each, a money loser designed to get people in the door. At other stores, they’re a little more, while an uncooked whole roaster typically starts at $10 in a supermarket. Treat yourself once a week, and you stand to save as much as $182 annually, not to mention more than 150 hours of cooking.
Sweeping up after you track in dirt
In many countries, it’s customary to take off your shoes as soon as you come inside. Adopting a no-shoes policy is an easy way to keep your house cleaner and your family healthier. About 85 percent of all the dirt in our homes is tracked in on shoes, say the experts at Family Handyman. And that’s not the worst of it. According to a study at the University of Houston, more than 26 percent of shoes carry Clostridioides difficile bacteria, responsible for many cases of stomach distress, into the house. Another small study at the University of Arizona showed that 96 percent of shoes track in faecal matter. A simple solution is to keep a mat or shoe rack just inside your front door.
Carrying a heavy key chain
Take any extra keys and doodads off your key chain. The weight can wear on your ignition and cause it to stall.