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Are you struggling to get everything done with your family at home all day? While there are many wonderful positives to all this family time during quarantine life, there is also tons more work to do around the house. We are preparing three meals a day, the laundry is piling up faster than ever before, and it takes a lot more effort to keep the house tidy and clutter-free. It has become harder to find the time to complete all of these daily tasks.
Fortunately, many outside services exist that make it easier for busy moms to get these chores done. You are not superwoman, it is okay to get some help! While you cannot create more hours in the day, you can decide how you spend those hours. Even getting help for just one task on your to-do list will make your life easier and your family happier and calmer.
Many grocery stores now offer free curbside pickup or for a minimal fee, you can have your groceries delivered right to your home. Simply shop at your leisure on their app or website and place your order. Not only is it faster to get your shopping done this way, but it also allows you to stay in your car so that you do not have to get the kids in and out. It also helps to reduce impulse buying. Price comparing is easier done this way, too. I have been definitely taking advantage of grocery delivery during this time and love it!
This will take some research on your part but it’s worth the effort. Take time to look at house cleaning services near you for plans and pricing options. Some will provide their own cleaning products and tools, while others may keep costs down by requiring you to have them on hand for them to use. In addition, some may not be willing to put your clothes away for you, while others will even make your bed. It is important that you be clear on exactly what you are looking for when searching for the right service for you. Some will do a one-time deep cleaning or offer cleaning packages when you sign on for every week, twice a month, or monthly cleanings.
Landscaping services come at a variety of prices depending on where you live and what you are asking the company to do. This can include any number of services, from a simple mowing of your lawn to weeding, planting flowers, or laying mulch.
If you live in an area where you see snow during the year, you know how hard it can be to keep up with shoveling your driveway and sidewalks when you are also trying to take care of small children. Having someone come do this for you could save you precious time that you can then spend with your family. In many cases, local teenagers are more than willing to perform this service at a great price.
Many families have a pet that needs care during the day. For those who work outside the home, this may be difficult to accomplish, making it beneficial to look around and find someone who can come to your house and feed your pet or take them for a walk during the day.
If you enjoy doing any of these activities, there is no reason to outsource them. But even choosing just one that you do not look forward to doing can free up valuable time for activities that you love.
What tricks do you have for managing your home in a stress-free way?