Time savers are of the utmost importance to busy moms and these 5 tips will help save you time in the kitchen. Whether you in licit the help of the kids to save time, or you practice the art of decluttering (which saves loads of time in the long run) you can do all of these things over the course of one month and save a good amount of time once they are all set up and planned out.
Get your kids to help- When I’m making dinner, my kids set the table with plates and silverware, fold napkins for dinner, and fill water glasses. All of these chores will save you extra minutes of time and give your child a sense of accomplishment.
Sweet idea- Store your brown sugar in the freezer. Believe it or not, it will never get hard. Just retrieve it about 30 minutes before you’ll need it and replace the unused portion.
Kid-size cups- Keep a supply of biodegradable, cone-shaped coffee filters on hand—even if you don’t have a coffee maker! These handy paper cups save you the need for washing snack plates and are perfect for carrying popcorn, pretzels, ice cream cones, Popsicles, and more.
Take notes- Keep a pen and a calendar in the kitchen at all times. We use ours for making grocery lists, posting family reminders, logging dinner menus and for tracking birthdays (writing cards while waiting for a pot to boil is a great way to pass the time!).
Stack Sort- Keep plastic ware and other storage containers from invading your cabinets by nesting and organizing them once a month. If you keep on top of it, it does not get out of control but you don’t have to take the time to perfectly nest every time you empty the dishwasher. However, the fewer you have the easier it is to keep neat. De-clutter any that you don’t love.
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