There is nothing more rewarding than being a parent but even the best of us need a helping hand every now and then. With time being such a precious thing these 13 amazing hacks will help the busiest of moms and dads, making their lives that little bit easier.
“Trick” your kids to clean up their own toys by asking them to pick up just four things and then progressively asking for more. It makes a big task seem much more manageable for little ones!
Turn cleaning into a fun game and get your kids involved by making a “sweeping square”. You’ll never have to sweep again!
Gather all of your important files and contact information together and make a family binder. That way everything you need to know is kept in one safe place and rather than rifling through drawers or searching through the phone book you can access it in a matter of moments.
These 4 tasty make-ahead school lunches will ensure you’re not frantically rushing around in the morning trying to get a last minute pack lunch together.
No busy mom wants to spend her precious time cleaning the microwave but with this all-natural steam clean trick you can get it looking as good as new in no time.
Take the stress out of shoe shopping for your kids and make it much easier with this ingenious idea. Rebecca over at abeautifulruckus.com, came up with the brainwave that you can take your kids feet with you! She traces around their feet and keeps the copies in her handbag so if she see’s a pair she wants to buy when her little one’s aren’t with her she’ll always have their size on hand!
We’ve all been there – you’re standing on the doorstep, arms full of grocery bags, kids running around you, you’re fumbling around for the right key on a bunch of ten different ones…it’s a nightmare! If you color code your keys you can end this struggle! It’s quick and simple to do, all you need is a bit of nail polish.
If you add a healthy snack station in the kitchen your kids can help themselves to an after-school snack without having to craze you. Fill it with dried fruits, nuts and granola bars and you’ll know they’re not eating processed junk.
When your child is sick it can be a really distressing time for you as well as them. Having a pre-prepared sick bucket on hand will mean you’re ready for whenever illness strikes and can concentrate on caring for your young one without worrying.
Being armed with your own homemade monster spray means you can avoid any frightened children at bed time. It’s a simple and imaginative solution to a common problem and your kiddies should get off to sleep much quicker.
Finding a clever way to teach your children to put their shoes on the right feet can save you a lot of time…so allow us to introduce you to this creative idea from Connie over at smockityfrock.com.
This genius toy clean up hack is one of the best ways we’ve seen to encourage your children to tidy up after themselves. In fact, the idea came from a child originally!
Keep a lint roller handy for quickly picking up spills of small things and you’ll save plenty of time!