Step 1 - stop recording shows I'll never watch on DVR. Tonight, I'll be deleting the 30 combined episodes of Jerseylicious, Giuliana & Bill, and Tia & Tamera that are sitting on my DVR and cancelling the series recording settings.
Technically, this doesn't get me more time, but it does give the illusion of more time. Because in my mind, right now, I have to watch ALL THOSE SHOWS. Once I delete them, the stress of having them sitting there disappears.