Being busy seems to be second nature for mothers. In fact, if you’re not busy, you may wonder if you’re forgetting to do something. It’s just the way things are. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make life easier. Let’s take a look at some time saving hacks for the busy mom.
Wash a Load of Laundry Each Day
Instead of trying to tackle all the laundry in one day, do a load of laundry each day. You can get color-catching sheets that will allow you to throw everything in the wash together without worry. This means that you’ll always be on top of laundry and never have to spend an entire day doing it.
Start the Dishwasher Each Night Before Bed and Empty It in the Mornings
Each night before bed, even if your dishwasher isn’t completely full, run it. The next morning, unload it and put everything away. This way you can load the dishwasher throughout the day. If you try to make it another day because there’s a bit of room, you’ll find that you can’t fit everything in the next day. Always run it each evening.
Create a Backpack Station
If you get tired of having to try and find everything your kids need before the bus arrives, create a backpack station. This way, once homework is done, your kids can gather everything up and put it in the station so that it’s ready to go.
Let Your Kids Pack Lunch
You can also make it easier for your kids to make their own lunch. Use bins and notes to make things easy. For example, you can have a bin filled with fruits and vegetables and put a note that says choose two on the front. This makes it super easy for your kids to pick what they want and still have a lunch that meets their dietary needs.
Fill Your Freezer with Freezer Meals
Instead of relying on takeout and drive thrus, spend one Sunday a month creating freezer meals. On those nights where you’re really busy, you can pull a meal from the freezer. The meal will be less expensive than takeout and healthier than fast food.
Open the Instant Pot You Got for Christmas
Last, but not least, open the Instant Pot that you wanted for Christmas, but never did open. It can save you so much time. You’ll be able to prepare an entire meal in less than an hour. Some one dish meals can be cooked in 20 minutes.
If you’re a busy mom that wants to get even more done, try these time saving hacks.