Are you looking for busy family life hacks?
I can’t think of one person who would answer no to this. We all want shortcuts, don’t we? We all long to know how to make life easier and simpler so we can free up time and take some pressure off and dispense with busy, busy, busy.
Families have a multitude of needs, everything from organizing and managing the home, to checking everything for school is sorted ( from homework to uniform.) Then there are finances and food and home maintenance, visits to the dentist and the doctor ensuring everyone exercises and oh the list goes on and on.
I feel exhausted just writing about it.
So what can we simplify?
Personally I find shopping online is a huge time saver. When it comes to food this means I don’t waste hours browsing the supermarket, I can shop from my favourites and it is delivered to the door so I never get stuck behind anyone in a long queue at the checkout.
I always go the same store so I know exactly what they have and I can get everything in one place.
When it comes to clothes shopping for the family and buying kids clothes online the same principles can apply. I can do a focused search for what I want rather than spend ages wandering about/ When shopping somewhere like Guineys I know we can all get kitted out, in one place quickly and conveniently at a store that I trust.
Let me give you an example _
I wandered into the city centre the other day for what I thought would be focused shopping. I wanted to buy us all new nightwear. I ended up going to several stores for my kids (different ages) then another 2 stores for my husband and I. I was shopping for absolutely ages an I got fed up an d hot and frustrated. Being so near to Christmas too I found the shops crowded and noisy and the queues a mile long. No one needs that nonsense when they are busy.
Now take a look at this. I could have bought all of us the nightwear below quick as a flash at Guineys without leaving my warm and cosy house.
Finding a shop that sells a variety of lovely items online, at a great price, that you trust is a brilliant busy family life hack.
Take the stress out of mess
Cleaning and tidying a home can be time consuming too.
Less is more when it comes to tidying a home and if you don’t want to be doing it all the time, here are 3 simple steps to success:
1) Have a massive declutter and get rid of a lot of stuff. It means you will find things more easily and there is less to tidy and clean. Be ruthless.
2) Have a family schedule and divide up the jobs. My children take it in turns to do the dishwasher and bring down the laundry. Just one chore a day but they no longer moan because it is a part of their routine and it saves time.
3) Tidy as you go. Have a place for everything and train everyone to put things back in their place just as soon as they use it. I cannot tell you what a difference this has made in my home.
When you plan your meals you do not have to spend thinking or extra shopping time, instead you will know exactly what you are doing and can shop at the start of the week for all you need. I promise you as a busy family life hack it is a complete game changer.
Busy Family Life Hacks – Over to you
I have shared just a couple of my busy family life hacks – do you have any to add? Lets all help each other release both stress and time.