Essential Time Saving Tips For Busy Mom
Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, single mom, working mom or any type of mom, being a mother is a full-time job. With only 24 hours in the day sometimes it’s really challenging to be able to set aside some time just for you. The to-do lists are endless (never mind the laundry pile). So, if you are ready to bring more calm and balance to your life, read on and our favorite time-saving tips that can really buy you some precious time to spend with your family.
Reducing your screen time
As much as we all love the escapism social media brings to our lives, it’s actually a HUGE time waster. Our phones are sucking massive chunks of time from our day every time we open our Instagram. Being conscious and aware of this can really help reduce the time we spend on our phones. Try putting your phones out of reach – especially when it’s quality family time. You’ll instantly notice how much more present you feel – never mind the minutes added to your day.
Batch cook and freeze
We know this is a no brainer – but one we often forget. The effort that goes into cooking for one dinner is the same amount of time that goes into cooking the same dish for three or more meals. Make your time the priority and bring out the big pots, double up and make some freezer space. The next time you need a quick supper solve, pour yourself a glass of wine – the container our the freezer and have a chill.
Gamify activities for the little ones.
Whether it’s a star chart, race, puzzle or competition – when you gamify the things the little kiddies need to do, it really removes the moaning and groaning in the room. Getting dressed, chores, teeth brushing or even cleaning up – cut the time in half when your kids are working hand in hand with you to get the job done and of course having fun at the same time.
Print photos directly from your phone
Everyone wants their home and surroundings to be a beautiful calm sanctuary that represents who they are. We all take so much pride in decorating our home and put a lot of time and energy into making it look just right.
A great way to make a space really express your family is with a feature photo wall, but the hassle of the printing, framing and hanging often feels like an enormous mountain that you just don’t have the time to climb right now.
Stickable photo tiles really take the headache out of photos. Using our Storyboard app you can pick your pics directly from your phone and print them. They are delivered already framed and with our magic stick and re-stick boards – if you are not 100% happy with their positioning you can just remove and restick with NO DAMAGE done to the wall.
Not only does this save time, but it enables you to showcase your family and their beautiful smiles.
Get an Instant Pot
Need we say more?
- Plug in
- Chuck in
- Put the lid on
- Turn on
- Voila! Dinner served.
Order groceries online
Do you hate supermarket shopping? Do you spend hours putting things in your cart, taking them out, bagging them up, loading up your car, bringing them inside and then unpacking them all in the right place? Online shopping is the answer – save your online shopping list so the next time all you have to do is re-order your last order. Click, click, click and you’re done!
Listen to audiobooks in the car
Use that car-pool time wisely by getting your daily reading done via an audiobook app.
Use your phone to deposit cheques & make transfers
Have you joined the ranks of online bankers? There is no reason to waste your precious time by going into a bank and waiting in line to make your withdrawals and deposits. It’s 2022 ladies. Time for smart, online banking!