Mom’s Guide to Managing Time

Have you ever wished for the day to be longer, or for you to have more time? I know very well how that feels.  Back then, I didn’t have enough “time” to do things, but now I do. Here are some tips on how I manage my time and make the most out of it.

1. Map out your errands — When you have a list of places you need to go to, map out what you will be doing and where — pick up dry cleaning a mile from your house, stop by your friend’s house on the other side of town, go buy dog food, etc. By planning out you route, you’ll be less likely to forget what you need to do, and you can plan which route is the most convenient and time saving.

2. Thaw out your meat — Are you planning to cook up that piece of meat from the freezer? Thaw the meat in the fridge the night before or place the meat (wrapped in a plastic bag) into a tub of cold water an hour before cooking. This will give you time to tend to your to do list.

3. Water your plants and recycle — I love having plants around my house to give the room a sense of life and welcoming. But with a lot of things on my to-do list, watering the plants are the least of my worries. So, to prevent my plants from dying, I use plastic/glass bottles as my watering assistant. Click for details.

4. Exercise while you clean — I would love to go to the gym to work out every day, but membership fees can be costly at times. Luckily, one of my friends showed me way to exercise while I clean (killing two birds with one stone!). Click here for details.

Being a mom isn’t the hardest thing, but it’s not the easiest either. Do you have any tips to save time for all the women out there? You can share it with me in the comments section below.

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