If you are working and managing the household at the same time it is very important that you find different ways on how to save time in doing household chores. Spending 8 to 10 hours doing corporate or office work is already tiring and adding a few more hours a day cleaning, cooking and washing the dishes will definitely leave you exhausted at the end of the day. Below are some tried and tested tips on how to save a lot of time doing chores by working smart instead of just working hard.
1.)Pre-cook all dinner meals to save a lot of time. It can be pretty tiring sometimes to still cook dinner for the family. Plan your menu ahead of time and buy all the ingredients that you will be needing. Cook 5 sets of meals for the whole family on Sundays and store them in microwavable containers. Allow the food to cool down before storing them in the fridge. When you are about to serve dinner simply reheat them in the pan or microwave and serve them hot. If your kids bring their own packed lunch to school every day it’s easier for them to bring sandwiches. Just create the sandwich spreads ahead of time so all you have to do in the morning is to put some on their breads. Just add a couple of fruits and milk to turn it into a complete meal.
2.) Another chore that takes up a lot of your time is doing laundry service, it is best to wash clothes in small batches so you won’t get overwhelmed with all the dirty clothes that you have to wash, fold and iron all weekend.
3.)Split the tasks among the members of the family so they would all be responsible enough to contribute something in the household. If you have older kids teach them how to do basic chores like cleaning, sewing, minor clothing alterations St Kilda, cleaning up pans and dishes and taking out the trash. It would be a relief to any working mother knowing that her kids and husband all work together to make things easier inside the house. It also teaches your kids life skills that they don’t learn in school.
4.)Invest on reliable cleaning tools and materials to make cleaning more fast and efficient. A good high powered vacuum cleaner will help you get rid of dirt, dust and cobwebs in half the time as compared to using the traditional broom and dustpan. A dishwasher would also be a good investment especially if everyone in the household is too busy. Anyone can be trained to load all dirty plates and utensils into the machine so it won’t be left sitting in the sink that may attract roaches and rodents.