You’re juggling working, cooking, cleaning, and of course, taking care of your little ones.
So if you could free up a little bit of extra time in your day, what would you do with it? Take a nap? Read a book? Watch TV? Take a hot bath?
Oh, the possibilities are endless!
Here are five easy ways for you to make more time in your day.
#1 Prepare Your Meals in Advance
This is something that requires a little extra effort but will literally free up about an hour a day for you!
Start by making a meal plan. Try to make at least 3-4 of these meals crockpot friendly.
Now one day a week (my family does this on Sunday) prepare as much of your dinners as possible.
For crockpot cooking you’ll simply add all the ingredients you need into one freezer bag and pop the bag into the freezer. Then when it’s time to make the meal empty the contents of the bag into the crockpot and when dinner time rolls around you’ll have a delicious meal and not much clean up.
# 2 Use a Mobile Payment for Small Purchases
Do you have to dig through your purse to find your wallet? How long does that take?
With new mobile payment options you can simply link a credit card to your banks mobile app for easy access. You won’t even have to worry about bringing your purse with you.
If you’re out for a quick stroll with the kids you can pay by mobile for all your small purchases.
# 3 Clean Smarter
With little kids cleaning is an everyday chore.
One way that I’ve found to make this easier is to sit a plastic bin in the rooms the kids play the most.
After the kids have drug out all of their toys you can simply throw them all in the plastic bin and then dump them back in the toy box.
This solution works well for laundry too.
#4 Pick Your Kids Clothes in Advance
If you have little girls who like to take an hour to choose their outfits in the morning, you can save time by having them do this at night.
Have each child quickly choose what outfit she’ll be wearing (give them ten minutes) the following day. Lay the clothes out in a central spot.
This will make your mornings run much smoother.
#5 Run All Your Errands at Once
Before you head out to the post office or grocery store make a list of all the errands you need to run for the week.
By consolidating your errand running into one day you’ll save not only time, but also money spent on transportation.
What other ways can busy moms save time?
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