Mommy Hacks: How to Save 10 Minutes Every Day

As a mom, there’s never enough hours in a day. It may feel like you are always looking for ways to save time or relax more. It may be hard to find time for you. Below is a list of some ideas to help you save a few minutes each day. Some of them might be easier than you think! Get more mommy hacks in The Empowered Mama.

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  1. Make a daily list for your kids. Even before my kids could read, I had a checklist with pictures so they knew what they needed to have done before school or to get ready for a sport. Examples include shoes on, backpack, homework, lunch. Laminate the list and they can check it off each day.
  2. Wash and cut all of your produce one time per week. Use a product like Eat Cleaner and the produce will last longer. Not only will you eat healthier, you’ll also save time by avoiding the clean-cut-pack-cleanup process multiple times during the week.
  3. Have handy baskets around the house for items that you regularly use. For new moms, I’m talking about things such as wipes and diapers. For any of us, maybe pens, hair ties, reading glasses, small notepads, and sticky notes.
  4. Take one, give one. If your child gets a new toy or article of clothing, have him pick one of his own to give away to someone in need. Not only does this teach your child the gift of giving, it helps keep your home from getting cluttered and saves you cleaning time. Bonus!
  5. Get your exercise in when your kids are at lessons or sports. I understand that you want to watch your kids. But, truth be told, I see more moms on their phones the whole time than actually watching their kids’ activities. This is a great time to get a little valuable time in for you!
  6. Have kids be ready ten minutes earlier than they need to be. No TV, video games, or dawdling until they are 100 percent ready to go. Teaching them to be ready early is a great life skill to keep them from developing the habit of running late.
  7. Buy your kids the same type of socks in bulk. That way you never have to work to find a match because they all match!
  8. Put lunch foods in separate bins to make it easy for your kids to pack their own lunches. For instance, bars in one bin, fruit snacks in another, chips or pretzels in another. Let your kids know how many items to pick from each bin. They can start packing their own lunches earlier than you think!
  9. Have a shared digital calendar with your spouse or other caretaker(s)— and include your kids when they are old enough. Putting all sports, playdates, birthday parties, and other activities on the same digital calendar allows every caretaker to know who is available, what is coming up, and how to get there. That way you don’t spend extra time trying coordinate.
  10. Double up. At least once a week, double the amount of what you’re making for dinner and put the extra portions in the freezer. This builds up your arsenal of frozen meals for busy nights.

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