Wondering how a successful single-mom keeps it all together? Being a single mom in and of itself is already a full-time job that is for sure. Having to keep all the things in order and be able to juggle it all between taking care of kids, going to work, do household chores, cooking and creating personal time is very challenging. Only single mom with great time management skills will be able to manage everything without going crazy.
Here are tips for you single mom to save time.
- Identify things that waste your time
One of the most underestimated and little do you know ways to save time is to identify the things that waste your time. Do you spend time in the morning to find your car keys? Try to nail a key holder with a hook so that would be the place where you can find and place your keys every time. Waiting at the parking lot of your kid’s school? Well use that spare time to catch up with your favorite book or podcast. Do you spend time doing some things that are not truly productive? Try replacing your time wasters with more productive alternatives or delegate them to someone else.
- Use your commute wisely
Average commute time for workers are about 20 minutes to 2 hours per day. That is about 10 hours per week! Imagine that if you used that time to listen to a podcast you could probably rack up on a lot more tips and tricks for you single mom.
- Prepare outfit the night before
Preparing your stuff and your kids stuff the night before will not only save you a lot of time in the morning but will save you so much stress over the pressure of being late.
- Stay organized
Have you ever spent time trying to find your favorite blouse? You’re daughter’s sneakers? Take a weekend off and use that time to get your house and yourself organized. You have to create a list of the things you have to organized, such as closet, drawers, hallways, living room, bedroom, desk, etc. Then when you have to get something you don’t have to spend time looking for it, you already know where it is.
Saying “no” to unimportant things will give you more time to spend on things that are more important to you.