Here at Para, we are huge advocates for moms learning and doing all that they can with emergency preparedness. However, we also know that can be a hard thing for most moms to do. Between piano lessons, cooking dinner, washing dishing, folding laundry, and so much more that there isn’t much time left to go around for other things. So, to help all you busy mamas out gain back some hours in your day that can be put towards emergency preparedness for your family, we have some awesome time saving tips that we’re sure you’re going to love.
11 Time Saving Tips for Busy Moms
1) Go grocery shopping once a week and shop at a place that offers pick-up service.
Places like Sam’s Club, Walmart, and certain local grocery stores offer this incredible time saving service.
2) Eat leftovers.
Not only does this help save money, but it also saves you a lot of time you would normally spend in the kitchen making dinner.
3) Prepare the night before.
Instead of scrambling to get you and your kids out the door each morning for summer day camps, swimming lessons or whatever else, do as much prep for the next day’s tasks the night before. That way you don’t waste time frantically looking for things as you are trying to leave.
4) Take advantage of your apps.
There are a lot of incredible time saving apps out there. But one of my favorites is the notes app. I love to make daily “To-Do” lists on there so I be more organized.
5) Don’t be afraid to say, “No”.
We are all so overbooked these days. So if you feel like you have too much on your plate, decide what things are most important for you and your family to be doing and don’t be afraid to say, “no” to doing everything else.
6) Wear a watch.
This may sound silly but I have found that on the days I choose to wear a watch I am way more on top of things and get tons more done. Probably because I am able to easily look at the time and plan accordingly instead of constantly loosing track of time and having to frantically play catch up.
7) Say, “Bye bye!” to time wasters.
We all have and do things that waste our precious time. By spending a moment to figure out what things are holding you up in life and eliminating them, you’ll save a ton of time and sanity!
8) Get rid of the clutter.
By keeping your home organized and mostly clean (seriously, do we really ever have an all the way clean home with kids?! Ha ha!), everything has a place and you most often times know where everything is so you don’t have to loose your mind and waste time looking for something you need in the moment.
9) Do all your cleaning one day a week.
Monday is cleaning day for me. I spend that entire day doing laundry, cleaning, vacuuming, mopping, weeding etc. So that I have the rest of the week to focus on accomplishing and doing other things that I need/want to do.
10) Stay positive!
Having a positive mind set gives you the ability to believe in yourself. And when you believe in yourself, you really can achieve anything you put your mind to doing.
11) Take timeout for yourself.
Burnout is unavoidable when you’re a mom. So make to spend some time each day doing something just for you. Whether it be streaming netflix, taking a 20 minute power nap, reading a book or whatever it may be, by spending time on yourself, you are able to reboot yourself so that you can effectively get through the rest of your day.
Keep up the good work mamas!