I know you just yelled at me - I heard it through the computer! But, honestly, there may be several ways to make some room. Let's focus on one: outsourcing.
You're probably familiar with outsourcing as it applies to organizations. Companies hire outside organizations to handle some of their work (e.g., custodial services, customer service representatives). This keeps the organization streamlined so it can focus its resources on the parts of the organization that have the greatest impact.
Outsourcing can work for you as well! Here are some ways in which you can outsource some of your tasks and regain some of your time:
Groceries: Many grocery chains offer a shop-from-home service. You select your items online and schedule a time for delivery. They will even accept coupons! Different chains offer the service for different rates, so compare prices.
Other Household Items: Did you know that you can order regular deliveries of products through Amazon.com's Subscribe and Save program? Setting up automated deliveries of regularly purchased items such as toothpaste, deodorant, soap and so forth means you have one less errand to run.
Bill Payment: Many people do this already--consider paying your bills online and automating all of your payments. No more running around trying to find a stamp and no more trips to the post office!
Dog Walking: You may use a pet sitter when you go out of town, but have you considered hiring someone to walk your dog even when you're home? The dog walker can maintain your fur baby's regular schedule and free up time in yours. Or, if you prefer to let your dog "do his business" in the backyard, consider a pooper scooper company to keep the yard clean.
Laundry: Some folks tackle the laundry by doing a load a day, others do it all on the weekend, and still others don't do it at all! Consider using a laundry service--some will even provide pick-up and drop-off service.
Housekeeping: Consider hiring a maid service to tidy up on a regular basis --whatever "regular" means to you (weekly, monthly, etc.). A dean environment not only looks good but it also helps reduce stress.
I heard you again--yes, all of these outsourcing suggestions have a cost associated with them. But before you reject them, weigh the costs and benefits of paying someone else versus doing it yourself. Is it worth your time?
Share your outsourcing suggestions in the comments.