Moovit guide: How to make the most of your commute

Published: November 16, 2016

Many of us complain about how long our commute is, but it doesn’t have to be as painful as we think. With the Moovit Live Directions feature, you can press “Play” and keep yourself busy during your journey without the fear of missing your stop.

Read our tips below so you can maximize your commuting time.

1. Plan ahead

You can pretty much do everything on your phone these days, whether it’s the tedious task of paying your bills, or booking a haircut. You can also take the grunt work out of planning what to have for dinner by using a virtual chef from one of these highly rated recipe apps. And if you love to write lists, Evernote is a great tool to capture your ideas/tasks wherever you are. It also means you don’t have to use as much brain power when you get home!

2. Shop online

Whether it’s grocery shopping or buying your kids a new outfit for school, it’s hard to find time to get to the shops. Don’t worry, all you need is a smartphone and a couple of trusty apps, and you can use your commute to order things straight to your door.

Flipp — before you shop, check out this app that makes cutting out coupons a thing of the past. Now you can find the best deals digitally.

Instacart — groceries delivered in 1 hour. Helpful for people who aren’t big on planning ahead.

Amazon — you can buy everything from Amazon. It’s especially great for long lasting/heavy products e.g. washing powder, shampoos/conditioners/furniture/gifts etc so you don’t have to carry them home from the shop.

Old Navy — they sell reasonably priced clothes for all the family. It’s much easier to have clothes delivered to your door so your family can try them on there, instead of dragging everyone to the shop!

3. Do homework/work

Finish up the homework that’s due today, or check work emails & plan your day. Being prepared puts you in control, so your day runs more smoothly.

4. Keep in touch with family and friends

Life is hectic, and it’s easy to get to the end of the day and realize you forgot to call your best friend/mom back AGAIN. Moovit Real Time tells you when your bus is coming. Use those couple of minutes to make that quick call, or engage with your friends on your journey through texting or social media.

Stay tuned for the next installment of how to make the most of your commute. For now, inspire your friends to have a more productive commute by sharing this!

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