Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ten Tips For Making Life Easier While On the Go

Howdy neighbors! Here At The Fence I have another fun writing assignment from SocialMoms. They always team up with great companies and brands and this time they are working with Seattle's Best Coffee. Now I am not a coffee drinker. But almost all the rest of my family is. But I couldn't pass up the chance at this great post opportunity. I know as it is an iced latte my husband probably would not care for it as he doesn't like the iced coffee drinks, but my daughters definitely would! They like to have them in the morning with breakfast and in the evening when they are relaxing. So, I am going to give you ten tips below to help make your life easier and more efficient while on the go.

I always have a plan and the family members have tasks they are assigned. This helps to keep people doing what they need to in order to get things done fast and efficiently.

2.Buy In Bulk.
Always helps to purchase things in bulk so I am not running out every so often to purchase something small. I love to buy my eggs at Sam's Club and they keep for quite a while.

3.Double Your Recipe.
When you are cooking one meal, make another and stick it in the freezer. Always helps to have an extra meal when you need it and don't have the time to fix one. Really works good for a casserole.

4.Get Plenty of Rest.
It does not help to get sick or be tired as you are trying to run around and do everything a mother has to do. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest!

5.A List.
Make sure to have an easily accessible grocery list. I have a list I use to write down groceries I need. Does not make for a great day when you need to run out before dinner to pick up an ingredient.

6.Keep A Menu Handy.
I am diabetic and can only eat certain foods. So I try to keep a counter or a food gram book in my purse and in the vehicle. Always helps to have it handy.

It is always better to keep something running than to fix it after it is broken. Takes more time and more money. Make sure to have your tune-ups and oil changes done. Keep the car clean and this helps on upkeep. Whatever it is, keep up on the maintenance.

8.Shop Online.
I like taking the time to shop online. Yes I sometimes have to pay shipping and that is extra, but it is better in the long run because I don't have to worry about running out to purchase something and I can shop while I am doing other things.

9.Pay Bills Online.
This makes things much easier than running into the store and if you do the instant payment then it is taken out of your account on time and you don't have to worry about late payment fees. Excellent and easy to do!

10.Keep Fruit and Snacks Handy.
I like to keep a basket handy in the dining room for snacking. This helps to keep hunger down and the children are always using it. Saves time from having to pull a snack out of the fridge and get it ready for the children. Always nice for me too:)

I would love to hear your ideas on making life easier while you are on the go. As mothers we are always so busy that we have to multi-task and we can feel run down. Take time to plan and organize and help each other out:) Let me know in a comment!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Seattle’s Best Coffee blogging program for a gift card worth $30. For more information on how you can participate, click here.


Melody Granger said...

Great tips! I am so impressed with all the different things the Moms who entered the contest do.

My tip is...tweak your daily routine each season. Little changes can make a huge difference for keeping you feeling on track!

Sarah said...

Being able to pay bills online has to be one of the great time saving inventions ever, especially when travelling!

Danielle S said...

I love when I make dinner, I make a little extra to save for another dinner, or for lunch the next day. Thanks for all these tips.