Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Time-Saving Tips For Mums

If you’re a new mum, you’re probably feeling like the days are flying by in a haze of changing nappies and sleepless nights. When you’ve got a newborn, it can be impossible to get things done. Even the simplest time-saving tips can make a massive difference, especially if you have older children too. Here are some handy hints to make life easier during those first few weeks at home.

Online shopping
Online shopping has taken the world by storm. It offers a quick, easy way of stocking up when it’s hard to get out of the house. All you have to do is log on, choose the store you prefer and select a delivery slot. Work through your shopping list, adding items to your trolley, confirm your order and make your payment. Hey presto, your shopping will arrive shortly after. Doing an online grocery shop will save you time and energy. There’s no need to worry about getting everybody ready to get out of the house. And you don’t have to negotiate busy shops with screaming babies or toddlers complaining that they’re bored. You can order almost anything online now, and many sites offer next day delivery. Whether you need clothes, baby supplies or birthday gifts for friends, the Internet can be your new best friend.

Iron-on labels
Are you trying to juggle looking after a newborn with getting a toddler ready for nursery or prepping older kids for the start of school? If so, iron on labels are a fantastic idea. Gone are the days of sitting down with a mound of clothes and a needle and thread. This option is easier, faster and more convenient.

If you’ve got a baby and older children, life can get hectic. This is where scheduling comes in handy. Keep a calendar in the kitchen and a diary on your phone. Input any appointments and set reminders. Check your diary at the start of each week so you know what you’ve got coming up. If you’re organised, this can help to prevent last-minute panics and rushing around.

Cleaning and garden maintenance
If you’re busy and you don’t have time to clean the house religiously or sort the garden, why not look for a gardener and hire a cleaner? Just a couple of hours a week will make all the difference.

Planning menus
Before you do your weekly shop, plan a menu. This will make shopping easier, and save you time when it comes to mealtimes during the week. Look for simple 15-minute recipes online to create healthy meals with minimal hassle.

Share the load
If you have friends or siblings with children, try and share the load. Could you take it in turns to do the school run or collect the kids after football practice? Coordinate your plans and you could save yourself a lot of time.

When you’re a busy parent, every little helps. Take these handy hints on board to save time and make life a little bit less hectic.

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