Top 5 Household Tips for Busy Parents

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Top 5 Household Tips for Busy Parents:

a guest post by FiveHiver Kay from Hectic Helpers

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    Set the timer each night before dinner for 7 minutes and get each member of the family to do a quick tidy up.

  2. Allocate a different coloured washing basket for each member of the family. When the washing is folded, it goes into the basket and that person is responsible for putting it away.
  3. Put a notepad on the fridge so that each time you run out of something, it can be added straight onto the shopping list.
  4. Before you do your grocery shopping, plan your meals for the coming week and base your shopping around it. Each night you will have the ingredients you need and only need to decide which meal you will make.
  5. If your kids are old enough to help with the house cleaning, hide some money in places that need to be cleaned – if they do a good job, they will find the money.

Ed: How would your family go with these tips, and what would you add to the list?

  • Teresa Lynch

    Tips 2, 3 & 4 are tried and true in our household. We have tried a variation on tip number 1 but making this a daily activity might ensure consistency. Creativity plus for tip number 5!! Will implement this weekend.

  • Shimmmergirl

    I LOVE number 5!

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