Whether you spend most of your waking hours picking up after five children or closing sales, performing menial chores is probably the last thing you want to do. Other people might look at you askance upon discovering that you employ any of the tips listed below, but you’ll be the one relaxing with a magazine at the nail salon each week while they’re stuck doing laundry for two hours.
1. Use disposable dishes and cutlery
This isn’t the most environmentally sound idea, but when your seven-year-old is having ten friends over for a sleepover that involves ice cream sundaes and macaroni surprise, you’ll probably do anything to avoid the inevitable clean-up. Just make sure to only break out the paper plates when you have guests over, or you’ll find that the amount of waste you produce in a given week may increase exponentially.
2. Buy a lot of clothes
Personally, I find that I run out of clean underwear and bras before I find myself low on shirts or jeans. If you wear a particular item of clothing frequently, having plenty of them on hand can drastically prolong the amount of time you can go between visits to the laundromat. For items such as block-color t-shirts or bras, buying them wholesale is a cost-effective option. Uni Hosiery offers a number of wholesale underwear and active wear options, including these delightfully comfortable mamia bras.
3. Prepare extra ingredients while cooking
If you find yourself using certain items in most of the dishes you cook, make extra so you’ll have some already on hand next time you’re putting together a meal. For me, frequently used items include vegetables such as tomatoes, mushrooms, and onion. Rice and potatoes are carbohydrate staples used in many dishes appropriate for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Just be sure to place a piece of masking tape on the container with the date of preparation so you can easily avoid eating anything that might be spoiled.
With the right amount of planning and foresight, you can drastically increase the amount of free time you have available. Now the trick is to figure out what to do with all those extra minutes in your day!