The Best Sneaky Little Hacks That Can Save Ya Heaps Of Time & Effort

PEDESTRIAN.TV has teamed up with Uber to let you know about the best hacks that can help you at work.

Psst over here. Looking for ways to save time on work? You cheeky bugger, you.

Worry not, however. Finding shortcuts for work doesn’t make you a bad worker – if anything, it makes you an efficient, creative problem solver. Put it on your resume, I’ll be your reference.

Here are some great lil hacks you can implement during work that will save you time and effort.

Automate tasks with ChatGPT

ChatGPT is all the rage of late and everyone has been experimenting with it, finding ways to help automate the most boring of tasks in their day-to-day routine.

If you work tons in Excel, there are endless macros, which are sequences you can input that complete the task for you, that you can take advantage of that can streamline your spreadsheet. So many hours are daily trying to find the right formula or manually inserting information into those spreadsheet cells.

If you’re also having a tough time ideating late in the afternoons, asking ChatGPT to help you brainstorm ideas and serve as a sounding board can do you wonders.

Uber Package

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There isn’t anything more stressful than needing to ship an item quickly. Paying for express packaging, extra insurance and putting your faith in the postal system to deliver on time are risks some of us can’t always take.

Thankfully you can skip the queues and the uncertainty of postage by using Uber Package instead. If you need to ship a Facebook Marketplace sale or work in selling parts that need to arrive on the same day, Uber Package can save you plenty of time and worry about getting your delivery where it needs to go by booking on demand and being able to track it live from your doorstep to the recipients.

This can also be a lifesaver if you’re already late for work, and when you get to the office, you realise you’ve forgotten a laptop charger at home. Instead of having to do the walk of shame past your judgey colleagues out of the office, re-do your whole commute and start your work day AGAIN, someone from home can easily Uber Package your laptop charger to you to save on time.

To get started, all you have to do is select ‘Package’ in the Uber app, enter your delivery information and request a delivery. Packages can go up to a max size of 20kg, and if smaller, you can request a ‘Small Package’ to be delivered by bike if it’s 5kg or less.

Before sending you will need to review and confirm Uber Package’s terms and conditions before the delivery can be booked. But from there, you can rest easy knowing your package is smooth sailing to its destination.

Change that ‘undo email’ timer

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I don’t know what it is, but those five seconds you have to quickly reread your email right after sending are the most insightful. You always catch your typos, key information you’ve left out, or your passive-aggressive tone.

What most people don’t know, is that you can change your settings to allow for more time, sparing you the stress of writing a follow-up email.

Take advantage of WFH living

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Working from home has been a fantastic option for folks. There are so many different ways you can take advantage of the setup. Some controversial, or borderline Twin Peaks.

Thankfully, there are great apps out there that exist like TimeOut for Mac or SmartBreaks for PC that will let you schedule a time to lock you out of work so you can take that much-deserved break.

VPNs are also essential in helping you protect your online footprint and, to sound like every YouTube ad, being able to connect to different countries and browse past firewalls can be a great way to find different videos and resources you normally wouldn’t.