Take a photo of the inside of your fridge before you go shopping
While I usually do the bulk of my grocery shopping online. There are always those times you need something ASAP and need to dash to the shops.
Especially now, where delivery isn’t currently available to us – FML!! And you wanna get in and out as quick as possible.
I started doing this and it makes a world of difference. Even with the best meal planning and lists, I find I’m always scratching my brain about whether I have something or not.
It means you can quickly check if you have the eggs you need or how much milk is left.
Buy birthday cards in bulk
I buy a good dozen or so cards at a time and have them in a drawer for when the girls have friends birthday parties or it’s a family member’s birthday!
It saves a mad dash before a party for a present and card. I also have a box with some small gifts for their friends as I find we always get stuck last minute (or I forget).
Use a washing basket when cleaning
I’ve shared this one a few times but it’s one of my favourite hacks.
I take a washing basket from room to room and pop anything that is out of place or needs to be put away somewhere else in it.
I then move to the next room and pop anything away that belongs there, and so on and so on.
By the end, if I have anything left I can evaluate if I need it, where it will live or if it can be thrown away/sold.
It makes decluttering and living more minimal a daily routine.
Get a Car Boot Organiser
I got sick of random stuff always being strewn across my car. As well as always getting stuck without a change of clothes or wipes for that chocolate ice-cream emergency!!
It doesn’t matter what age your kids are, you are always gonna need to have a few handy bits on hand when you are out and about (or even for a friend, we’ve all been there).
I also have 4 lightweight spray jackets that pack into little drawstring bags for when we get stuck in the rain. They come in SO handy!
Here is what I keep in mine:
- Reusable shopping bags
- Change of clothes and wipes
- Lightweight rain jackets (find here)
- Bag with colouring, pencils and books
- Small blue tarp (literally a lifesaver)
- Picnic blanket
- Little pouch with Panadol & antihistamines
Have A Morning Routine
Even in times of isolation, I have found keeping to some sort of routine sets us up for a much better day.
I have shared my time saving morning routine before in a blog here.
I find if I am organised the night before and start my day right, it sets us all up for a much better day I find if I start my day off well.
Especially now trying to work from home WITH the kids around, I need to be as organised as I can.
I make sure I have made food and lunches the night before. Popped a load of washing on ready to be hung out first thing and even try to get on top of emails before the kids even wake up!
Use a Top Sheet
I have Miss Kyree to thank for this one. I’m now a total top sheet convert. Not only does it look all pretty and fancy but it saves you from having to wash your doona cover as much.
I whip my top sheet and fitted sheet off around once a week to wash. But because your body doesn’t touch the doona cover I only need to do it every two weeks!
Total time saver!