3 Time Savers That Have Changed My Life

Posted by Kate Potters, COO at Glenmont Group

As a working Mom of 4, with a busy recruiting business, I sometimes feel that it’s a miracle that anything gets done. Since starting our business 12 years ago, my husband/business partner and I have used every tool at our disposal to make things work. There are 3 simple things that have been a tremendous help.
Number 1: Grocery Shopping Online
While we used to spend 2-3 hours a week walking the aisles and waiting on line, it now takes 30 minutes tops. As I’m shopping online, I can look up a recipe and buy all the right ingredients or check the fridge to see if we’re out of milk (we usually are). It’s also been a money saver since you eliminate most impulse buys and can easily sort prices low to high. Every year, my family spends a week at the Jersey Shore and we wasted half a day at the grocery shore. (Seriously, it’s not all Snooki and beach bars, we go to the other Jersey Shore, Long Beach Island. If you want to see some beautiful homes click here www.beneescola.com.) This year we discovered that Peapod offers delivery there. What a wonderful thing to be relaxing on the beach and get a text that your groceries have arrived, go to the house, meet the delivery person and be back on the beach 15 minutes later!
Number 2: Outlook’s Email Calendar
I put everything on my calendar. It’s a to-do list, interview tracker and soccer practice reminder all-in-one. The best part about it is the ability to invite others to the appointment and set an alarm. We have a Percolator at work-yes they still make them. Once or twice we forgot to unplug it, which is not good. I added an alert on my calendar and invited one or two other coffee drinkers in the office. Now I can sleep at night, knowing we’re not going to burn the building down.
Number 3: Banking Online
I started using this for work and then decided to handle personal banking this way as well. It not only saves time but also helps for budgeting. I haven’t used the photo deposit feature yet but why not. I’ll do just about anything to avoid waiting in line at the bank.
If you have some time saving tips to share, please add a comment below.


Glenmont Group is a boutique search firm that concentrates on Professional Services, with a focus in the Legal & Content space. Because we are a highly focused boutique firm, we offer expertise in the industry that other search firms cannot. Our staff has been trained on, employed in or consulted for these industries so there is no learning curve. This means that you will not see resumes off of "job boards" that seem to have little or no connection to the position you are trying to fill. In fact, just the opposite is true. Our process includes a competitive analysis that identifies the top candidates in your given field. At Glenmont Group, we strive to develop and maintain long-term professional relationships with our clients. We believe in a business relationship based on hard work, cooperation, integrity, trust and a sense of humor. We are also active members in our industries by working on or with the Executive board of our industry trade organizations such as; IQPC, EDRM, LMA, PMA, ALSM, ALA, AIIM, ARMA. This assures constant access to a network of those highest quality candidates who are involved in these organizations.

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