Time-Saving Tips for Busy Parents

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When you’re young and single, it feels like you have all the time in the world. When you’re married and have kids, however, it feels like there’s never enough time. What’s more, it feels like everything is suddenly thrown into disarray.

To help you navigate the always-churning waters of parenthood, here are some time-saving tips to make the most of your hours.

Make Plans

French writer and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupery once said, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Therefore, if you don’t want your goals to be led astray, it’s best to have a plan to achieve it. It doesn’t matter if the goal is bringing your family to a theme park for the weekend or simply getting an extra 30 minutes of sleep. Take a look at everyone’s schedules, discuss which things can be moved around, who needs to do what, and if you can alternate in doing errands. Another important thing to remember is that even the most carefully laid out plans can change all of a sudden. Therefore, you should also be ready to adapt and work around these changes.

Shop Online

Online shopping is a gift to those always in a hurry and nothing short of a blessing for busy parents. What’s even better is that there are now grocery store delivery services, where you can get both home supplies like toilet paper and food products like produce and cereals all in one place. Prepare your shopping list, click “add to cart,” choose your preferred payment method, and voila! All you have to do is wait for your purchase to arrive. When you don’t have to rush to the supermarket to buy your groceries, you can free up more time for your family.

Keep Things Organised

You don’t realize just how much you need to get sorted out at home until you get the storage and organization solutions to help keep things neat. Some of the things you should consider getting are file trays to sort the mail, storage baskets for toys and knick knacks, as well as individual folders to keep records of each family member. You should also buy transparent containers for the fridge and pantry so it’s easier to see which ones contain which foods. When you know where everything is, you won’t waste precious minutes looking for what you need.

Turn to Tech

What’s great about modern problems is that there are also modern solutions you can use. For example, there are organizational tools that you can find online to help keep track of everyone’s schedules. There are also apps that you can use for budgeting and paying utility bills. Finally and as earlier mentioned, online shopping for your needs can also help you save time. Moreover, many of these websites and apps can be accessed through multiple devices and you can also merge details as needed.

Outsource Some Tasks

We live in a world where everyone is trying to do everything at once.  However, that’s just impossible. Our bodies have limits, after all. That’s why there’s no shame in outsourcing some tasks when you need help. You can search online for marketplaces where you can connect with people who can do some of your household tasks like cleaning or keeping the yard straight. Just make sure to go through reliable channels to ensure your home and your family’s safety. Once you’ve gotten these errands and odd jobs taken care of, then you can focus more on your family or even carving out some personal time for yourself.

Learn How to Prioritise

There are times when it seems like everything needs to be attended to immediately. However, you should realize that while there are a lot of important things that need your attention, not everything is urgent. Sort your to-do list in order of priority: those that need to be done immediately, those that can be rescheduled any day within the week, and those that you can do beyond that schedule. You should also mark recurring tasks like bill payments so you don’t forget about them.

As parents, it can certainly feel like 24 hours isn’t enough to accomplish everything. Remember, though, that there are things you can do to create more windows of time. Evaluate your priorities, make use of readily available resources, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. You can do it!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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