My wife thinks that certain things I do are strictly Obsessive. I have to have my dishwasher set the right way. I can't stand why toilet paper needs to be on a roll, it's so much easier to pick it up and unroll it. I change my children backwards. I use my left hand to do the wiping so my right can control the baby. Yes it's weird.
Now we all have our little quirks and patterns in life and what we need to do is make sure we pick the patterns that make our lives just a little easier throughout the day. My suggestions may seem rather minuscule to you but throughout the year it will help relieve some stress. Since this is a blog to help Dads(and moms if it applies) shortcut their way to buy more time then I mine as well put my two cents in.
Sort your silverware when you put them in the dishwasher. What a pain in the butt it is to put the silverware away when you could have just grabbed the whole section and put them in the forks part of the organizer. This is a tell-tale sign of whether or not I have loaded the dishwasher. One time, I paid the babysitter to do the dishes for me because I was running late and I got caught simply because of the silverware. But in reality, so much easier. And let's be honest, most of us don't unload the dishwasher until we have used at least half the dishes so it's easier to navigate and find that baby spoon for the next feeding.
Lastly, and I know it's only two but my sister-in-law is asking for more frequency in blogs, back your car into your parking spot. This is new for me. I did it last night and when I was taking the kids to school this morning it was a breath of fresh air that I didn't have to back up and turn around and all that nonsense. Metaphorically, it is looking forward to the new day, not backwards. Realistically, try and and see how it feels. You will notice that it does feel good to just drive out of your driveway once in awhile. See you tomorrow!