There never seems to be enough minutes in the day for a working mother. Between cooking dinner for the family, working, grooming, and doing other projects, there is little time for those mundane and time-consuming errands.
If you find yourself putting off important projects, neglecting housework, or just getting behind during the week, don’t worry. The following are a few tips that can help the working mom to save a few hours here and there.
Prepare large meals for the whole week
Many families have to prepare dinner the moment they get home from work. Food preparation and clean-up takes between one and two hours. One way you can save time is by preparing enough food for the entire week in one day.
Freeze food until it’s time to eat, then simply microwave it each night. If you can, just make main dishes like enchiladas, lasagna, or chicken, and leave the sides like bread, green beans or fruit until the day-off.
Designating one day as a “cooking day” will help to save time for the rest of the week.
Hire a laundry service
Many towns in the nation still offer old-fashioned laundry services. A working mother can save time by dropping all the family’s laundry off and letting someone else take care of it.
A laundry service includes loading and unloading the washing machine, drying the clothes, and folding everything once it’s done. The entire process of washing and folding clothes may take one hour or several hours, which a working mom can free up for more important tasks.
Many local laundry services offer fair and affordable prices. Some shops have a standard price while others may charge by the pound.
Hand over car maintenance
Your car is so important since it gets you and the kids from one activity to the next, and probably to and from work every day.
It’s important to upkeep and maintain your vehicle, but when you leave too much responsibility on your own shoulders, it could mean procrastination or even a breakdown.
Hand over this responsibility if you can. Places like Free Service Tire Company can do simple repairs and services like oil changes and alignments every few months. This way, you get a good running car without a ton of time spent in the garage.
Have children take over chores
A working mom shouldn’t have to take care of the house alone and everyone has a part they can do. Divide up daily and weekly chores so everyone does their fair share.
Have the children to perform duties such as washing the dishes, sweeping and mopping, cutting the grass, and more. If kids are unmotivated, make a reward system for completing tasks.
Having rules like “no playing outside until chores are done” can keep them honest and invested.
A hardworking woman cannot create longer days, but you can find creative ways to open up some time slots. The previously mentioned tips are excellent ways to start saving time and money.
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