Simple at-Home Life Hacks for Moms
When the alarm clock goes off in the morning, millions of moms rise early and begin a marathon day that takes them from home, to school, to work, the grocery store, and just about anywhere else they need to go. Today’s mom is on the go constantly, and her life is a careful game of balance and a race against time.
In order to be successful, you must remain motivated to maintain and even improve productivity in your day to day routine and tasks. Here are a few life hacks for the busy mom on the go that will save you time, boost efficiency, and hopefully put a smile on your face.
Wear a bathrobe over your work clothes.
You’ve showered, picked out your work clothes, and are ready to get the kids up and out of bed and on their way to school. However, a lot of things can happen in the time between now and when you finally get to your desk at work. Throwing on a bathrobe in the morning over your work clothes is a great way to prevent ruining your clothes while you make breakfast, fix lunches, give baths, and brush teeth.
Auto-service your essentials.
If you have kids, there are two things you know you can’t live without – diapers and paper towels. These are indispensable necessities, items you use every day throughout the day. When you’re running low and have a busy schedule, finding time to run by the store to pick up toilet paper can turn into something stressful. Why not get those much needed essentials delivered directly to your door? There are companies online that will regularly ship you diapers, toilet paper, paper towels, and much more.
Double down on cleaning supplies.
One of the more frustrating things about cleaning around the house is that you don’t always have your supplies within arm’s reach. Especially if you live in a two-story home, cleaning can be challenging when you are having to run up and down the stairs for a bottle of Windex. A good trick to save you time and frustration is to double down on your cleaning supplies. Buy two of everything and keep them upstairs and downstairs in even quantities. You’ll never forget anything and cleanup will be a breeze!
Organize your handbags using shower rings.
Are you constantly using the same purse every day and can’t stand it? Are those other handbags packed away in an inconvenient place that you just can’t reach? A few shower rings can help seamlessly change your style from day to day. Simply buy a pack and put them on your closet clothing rod – then hang your handbags. Now whenever you put together your outfit you can accessorize by sight and with ease.
15 minutes could save you…
No—nothing on car insurance, but what 15 minutes a day could save you is a lot of time spent cleaning on the weekends. Set aside at least 15 minutes every day for a super-fast routine clean of the more trafficked areas in your home. Wiping down counters, running a Swiffer over the floor, and a quick spray polishing of your furniture only takes a few minutes.
When you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.
As a mom, you know every day can be unpredictable. Sometimes your best efforts aren’t what the day had planned for you. So when your kids decide to get into the flour, track mud across the kitchen, give the dog a bath, or make forts with every blanket and pillow in the house – sometimes it’s better to just join ‘em. Take a break from trying to be clean and just enjoy making a fun memory with your little ones.