As a working mom, things can get very busy and hectic around the house and in the office. You always feel that you don’t have enough time in the day to achieve your day’s goals.
As much as motherhood is a thing of joy, it also comes along with tasks of responsibilities, and finding the time to get these responsibilities carried out is a big challenge for some moms.
Due to the huge duties, moms often wake up early and stay up late trying to get all things done, but that is sure to leave you feeling burnt out and exhausted/fatigued.
Time is one of the most precious and scarce/limited resources. We can never have enough of it but maximizing it to attain your certain goals for the day is achievable.
Saving time is very important especially when you have kids that need your presence and attention.
Here are 7 proven time-saving tactics to help make sure you close each day feeling productive and achieving something significant
7 Ultimate Time-Saving Tips For Working Moms
Here we will talk about the 7 ultimate tips to save time and achieve your to-do list goals faster and easier.
Our aim is for you to work smarter, not harder. These involve planning, prioritizing, and a few time-management
1. Preparing for your Kids’ School Lunches Ahead of Time
This is another way to save time during the week. This involves making freezer-friendly, unperishable, lunches that will last for a week. Remember the food must be a balanced diet. Don’t forget to get their snacks as well.
2. Shop Online
Thanks to technology, everything is made easy. Shopping for your groceries online is one of the best ways you can save time and money because you buy in bulks and dozens. It also saves the energy of moving up and down figuring out what to buy.
3. Get your kids involved in household chores
Kids love it when they are allowed to try out new things by themselves, it makes them feel like heroes and they won’t stop talking about those little chores thy did to anyone around ready to listen to their gist. Getting them to do household chores that are within their capacity, strength, and age such as dishwashing, outsourcing of clothes, sweeping, etc. helps to build their homely upbringing and also saves you more time.
4. Create a Weekly To-do List and Cleaning Schedule
Making a weekly to-do list helps you stay focused and organized. Knowing what to do for the week for your kids and husband’s needs and doing it at the right time. Assigning specific days in a week all-around round weekly cleaning and house chores schedule help to have them completed in chunks and not overwhelm you.
5. Meal planning
Creating a weekly menu plan and grocery list before you order your groceries online or go for outdoor shopping results in time maximization.
When you write down plans of what to make for dinner each night of the week, you will save time and money on groceries because you will be buying only what is needed for the week’s meals.
You can also use weekly meal planning apps to achieve this. Such as Mealime, AnyList, Pepperplate, etc. Pre-cooking meals in bulk that can be stored in the freezer help reduce weekday meal time stress. Don’t forget to clean as you cook.
This way you avoid having a huge pile of dishes to tackle after enjoying your meal. Littering your kitchen while cooking is bad and unhealthy.
6. Using Online Banking & Bill Pay Services Apps
You might have needs that crash with time such as having to go to work on time and at the same time paying for bills or sending money to the bank.
Remembering how long the queue can be alone can weigh you down and drain you. Thanks to technology, save your time immediately by using online banking and bill pay services apps and get your tasks done easier and faster.
7. AVOID GETTING ADDICTED TO YOUR SCREEN
Watching movies or scrolling through social media feeds can consume a lot of time in a twinkle of an eye. Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying you shouldn’t have your relaxation time, you can but let it be when you are much less busy with your family duties and responsibilities.
In conclusion, in all these tips mentioned above, ensure you make time for self-care and rest. Everything works better when the mind and body are calm and energized.
Ensure you sleep well, read good books and be with people that make you feel better.
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