While time management is crucial for any working parent, it’s not an easy skill to master. As a matter of fact, many working moms think that it’s impossible to get everything done in a day, because there’s simply not enough time. Even the most organized person will agree. However, there are some tips and tricks that you can use in order to complete all of you daily tasks without feeling exhausted at the end of the day.
Make a plan the night before
The best way to become a more organized person is to plan the night before what has to be done in the morning after or during any time of the day. Try to cook meals the night before or set the washing machine, dishwasher or other programmable appliance to start doing their tasks in the morning. Some appliances come with a timer that allow to achieve that so use it whenever you want to save some time in the morning.
Cook larger portions of food
On days when you don’t feel like cooking or you simply don’t have the time to cook for your big family, you can try to double up on meals, so you can spend less time cooking the next day and have a free hour for yourself. Simply make something your family enjoys such as lasagna, steak or meatballs and put the food in the freezer. Then remove the food from the freezer and heat in the microwave oven for a couple of minutes or so.
Divide household chores
Unless you are a perfectionist who likes to do things by yourself, you should divide chores in your family so that you have more free time for yourself. Talk to your partner and ask for their help to do the dishes or vacuum the floors or even for simple tasks such as putting away laundry or setting the table. Although these are fairly easy to complete, they can still take a lot of time, especially if you are planning to multitask.
Do some shopping online
Ordering groceries or shopping for things online is extremely easy and it doesn’t take a lot of time. Start by making a list of what you need for the week and look for best deals online. You can find a lot of discounts on different websites and as you will soon see, it’s even more affordable to shop online, especially for electronics and clothes. If you hate running errands in the morning or after coming home from work, you can consider paying bills online or by mail, if you find it easier.