Mums all over the world seem to suffer from the same problem: the fact that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, there’s something that needs to be done, whether it’s taking the kids to the park or folding socks at home.
As a mum, your family is counting on you, so where can you turn to make sure you’re keeping it all together? It turns out, you’ve arrived at the right place. The following are ways to get organised, without having to run constant errands or spending your entire day doing chores.
Don’t Waste Time Looking For Things You Use Often
If you find yourself constantly looking for things, there’s a good chance you’re falling behind on the organisation front. Poor organisation is the undoing of many mums, especially when so many hours are spent looking for baby wipes, Sudocrem, scissors and other objects that you know you have but never seem to be able to find. Allot specific cupboards and drawers to each of your problem items, and make sure you keep duplicates around the house.
Don’t Panic When The Car Breaks Down
A broken down car needn’t mean a lost day. Grab an emergency breakdown cover package from one of the big breakdown companies and get a deal that will provide you with a replacement car if your vehicle can’t be fixed by the side of the road or on your driveway.
If you think the car is on the verge of a breakdown, don’t just go to the nearest garage and get ripped off. Use a tool, like whocanfixmycar.com, to find out who in your area is offering the best deal on the particular repair work you need doing.
Limit Your Email Time
One of the things that saps away your time as a mum is the number of hours you spend checking your email. It’s a good idea to try to limit your computer time and stick to it. Studies have shown that when we know we’ve only got a limited amount of time to do something, we do it faster and more efficiently.
Label Shelves In The Linen Closet
Is your linen closet a complete mess, with different bits of linen, all stacked up in one, very precarious pile? You’re not alone. The good news is that there is a simple solution: just label all the shelving in your linen cupboard so that you know where everything goes. This will help clear up the mess and save time when it comes to making the beds according to babycenter.com.
Schedule Your Kids’ Doctor’s Appointments Early In The Morning
We all know what a hassle it can be when our children get sick and need taking to the doctors. If you’ve got a full-time job, it can be a nightmare. But there’s good news: getting an appointment first thing in the morning means that you’re a lot less likely to have to wait to be seen. Grab an appointment around 8 am when most surgeries open.