Moms have a lot to be responsible for. They help get the kids ready for school every day, they typically organize the entire household, and they have to make sure everyone is fed — while doing it all over the next day. Since moms have to juggle it all, they often don’t have time to get everything done, let alone relax at the end of a long day.
At Dependable Cleaners, we’re grateful for all the moms out there with busy lives. Today, we’ve put together a list of ways to help make your lives just a little easier.
Here are 5 hacks that can save you time in your busy mom life:
Take Advantage of Your Freezer
When you have a family to take care of, it seems like one of the most time-consuming aspects is getting everyone fed. You have to make the kids breakfast before they go to school; lunches need to be made before they head out the door; and dinner has to be made at night. One way to help make mealtimes easier is by using your freezer to prepare food ahead of time.
When you make a family meal, double the amount of ingredients. You can freeze half either before it’s cooked or after, depending on the meal. For homemade soup, put cooled off leftovers in a large freezer bag. Lay it down on a cooking sheet, and put it in your freezer. Once it’s solid, you can store it in your freezer without taking up too much space. You can also make breakfast burritos and freeze them for a quick breakfast the whole family will love.
Use a Local Wash and Fold Laundry Service
If there’s one thing most moms hate is doing laundry. Every time you get ahead with laundry, it seems like there’s another pile waiting for you to wash and fold. That’s why Dependable Cleaners offers our wash and fold service in Colorado. You can either drop off your laundry, or we can pick it up free of charge!
Our wash and fold laundry process includes inspecting your clothing to ensure there aren’t any dry-clean-only or heat-exempt items. Once you pick up or have us drop off your cleaned laundry, all you have to do is put it away. Sound nice? Arrange a pickup for your laundry in Denver, Boulder, Highlands Ranch, and throughout other regions of Colorado.
Put Outfits Together for Everyone in the Family
Another way to save time every week is by putting outfits together for your family members, whether it’s for an infant or your partner. If you’re running late in the morning, the last thing you have time for is picking out an outfit.
Once your laundry is cleaned and ready to be put away, simply match outfits, such as a pair of jeans and a shirt for your kids. You can also make it a game. Lay out a few different pairs of pants and shorts, along with some tops. Your kids can put their own outfits together and be responsible! They’ll likely enjoy getting to choose one of their organized outfits every day.
Keep Some Essentials in Your Car
Whether you’re picking up the kids from school or taking them to and from after-school activities, there’s one way to save some time and hassle. Keep snacks, bottles of water, and activities in your car. Your kids will have what they need to get energized for their next activity, and you’ll have activities for the smaller kids to do while they are waiting for their siblings.
You can also keep clothing in your car. Since Colorado’s weather is unpredictable, you can keep some warm clothing in your trunk just in case a snow storm decides to happen.
Create a Bath Schedule
Bath time is a chore both parents and kids tend to dislike. But if you create a bath schedule, you’ll stay away from having to surprise your kids with a bath or shower. Write their names on a board, think of how many times they need to bath each week, and write in their specific bath time.
You’ll know when you need to help the kids get in the bath, which will allow you to prepare a glass of wine beforetime so you can relax while you watch them get clean.
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