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Monday, September 12, 2022

How to Save Time as a Mom

 This is an affiliated post. All opinions expressed are in agreement with my own. 


 No matter who you are, it’s likely that you would describe yourself as a stressed mom. It doesn’t seem to matter how much you think you have things under control, it always feels like you don’t have half as much time in the day as expected. As someone who needs to take care of their household and beyond, this can make your stress even worse, so how can you save time as a mom and feel in control? Here are four ideas to consider. 


Be More Prepared 

Preparation is one of the most important skills you should learn as a mom as this can save you heaps of time when it feels as if you don’t have a second to spare. The more you prepare before each day, the less stressed you’ll be, and you’ll make sure your kids can get to school with everything they need. Packing their bags the night before prevents mistakes, while getting into freezer meal prep means you always have something for them to eat even if you haven’t had the time to put something in the slow cooker

 Let Stores Do the Heavy Lifting 

If you’re anything like many other moms, you dread going to the supermarket. There are many reasons why this could be true. Supermarkets are too busy, too expensive, or they are often out of stock of the one thing you needed. What’s more, it’s not always convenient to get to the supermarket, especially during rush hour or after school. See if you can avoid this and order groceries online rather than picking things up in-store. You get to miss the crowds and you can focus on other essentials around the house. Or, one of my favorite changes to society in the past few years is grocery pick-up! So many stores offer it now and it’s wonderful to add everything to my digital cart and go pick it up without having to deal with going in the store with kids in tow.

 Do A Little At A Time 

Every household gets messy; it’s simply a symptom of having kids and pets or even partners who have indulged in yet another fleeting hobby. But, the house doesn’t need to be this messy. Tackling a huge tidy-up job and decluttering from top to bottom can feel overwhelming, yet doing a little bit here and a little bit there can make things easier to deal with. If you focus on a room a day and make sure you clean up after yourself, you can save plenty of time cleaning.  

 Anticipate Disasters 

You are also likely to encounter disasters. These disasters could involve burst pipes or broken washing machines, or it could be that your kids have forgotten they need to go shopping for a project due tomorrow. While you can’t turn back the clock, you can anticipate these disasters. Keep an eye on old appliances and try these exercises to help your kids remember stuff and prevent any last-minute dashes to the store. You won‘t prevent all disasters, but you can make it easier for you to overcome any problems even if you feel like you don’t have the time.

 Saving Time 

Time is one of your most precious resources as a mom. Try as you might, you can’t be everywhere at once. With these time-saving tips, you’ll be able to regain a modicum of control and make sure your household, kids, and partner are happy and healthy. 


Also, just remember that you’re human. This season will pass. The kids will get older and won’t need your help to tie their shoes or turn their jacket right-side-out. Give yourself some grace and do what you can, when you can.


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