1 – Meal plan and prep. I am an avid fan of meal planning and having a flexible calendar of what we are eating during the week, so it isn’t too much of a scramble when it is dinner time. I do my best to meal plan and prep on the weekends – cut up fruit and veggies, and make meals easy to assemble during the week. These eco-conscious bags are perfect for snacks and they’re dishwasher and microwave safe. We love the variety of colors.
2 – Automate your grocery shopping as much as you can. As for grocery shopping, between Amazon Subscribe & Save, various meal delivery options, grocery delivery, and pick up, you can have this one in the bag.
3 – Figure out a chore and cleaning system. Pick a day or time to batch your chores. Monday could be laundry day, Tuesday mop the floor day, Thursday dust and vacuum day, etc.
4 – Get everyone to pitch in to lighten the load. We have a simple chart and point system that is ever-evolving to keep tasks somewhat engaging for our kids. Every day each kid has at least one daily household job; they are in charge of dinner one night a week and their laundry. They earn points and get rewarded with prizes and extra privileges at the end of the week for following through. This chore chart can be personalized for each kid.
5 – Start a family clean up! One of my all-time favorite things we have implemented recently is the ‘7-minute’ clean-up. After dinner each night, we set a timer for 7 minutes (thanks to Alexa!) pump up the jams and clean up dinner, the kitchen, and surrounding family room, and it seriously gives me life.
Chime in and share what systems you have found to work for you, I would love to hear about them!