Let’s face it. Being a mom is one of the hardest (albeit, rewarding) jobs out there. Admittedly, moms could use some help every now and then. We compiled a list of tips and tricks that every mom can appreciate. Whether it’s making organization a breeze or finding ways to make playtime less messy, these tips are sure to make life a little easier.
- Organizing made simple
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As a mom, you wear many hats. Usually, wearing the Cleaning Queen crown is one of them. Keeping cleaning supplies under the sink can double the amount of clutter you have. Instead, opt for using a shoe organizer on the back of the laundry door, or wherever it is most convenient. You’ll now be able to view all of your products at once without. No more struggling to find that one bottle of Windex again!
- DIY Cleaning Supplies
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Using kid-friendly cleaning supplies as a mom is important for safety reasons. In addition, you can save a few extra dollars. You can use ingredients found around the house such as vinegar to make cleaning spray, hydrogen peroxide as a disinfectant, with hydrogen peroxide, and laundry bar soap and borax to create your very own laundry detergent (instructions found here). The greatest benefit of them all is that you’ll know exactly what’s in every product you’re using.
- Clever Motivation
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This mom may be on to something. It’s a known fact that kids don’t like to clean, but what if you tried giving them an incentive? The incentive doesn’t have to be $100, nor does it have to be money. If you’re running out of ideas on how to get your child to clean, try this mom’s proposal and see if it works for.
- Emergency “Sick Bucket”
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Not much is worse than having a child that’s sick, but what about when they’re sick in the middle of the night? Ten times worse. Thanks to Kids Activities Blog, creating a “sick bucket” for your child is just what every mom needs. Instead of running around, scrambling to gather items to soothe your child’s throat, stomach, etc., everything will already be in the bucket. It should also include a washcloth for any messes, plastic bags to dispose of or carry anything that needs to be taken to the washer, as well as other necessary items. Place it where it’s easy to reach for when those unfortunate nights arise.
- Family Binder
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Keep pertinent family information organized and easily accessible with this family binder by Thirty Handmade Days. This nifty little binder has it all: retirement information, health insurance, your children’s school information, safety checklists and even the 411 for the babysitter. You can set this binder up in a way that suits your individual needs. Thirty Handmade Days offers different binder printable sheets (you don’t have to make them yourself), so you can have a binder for your daughter’s school, your meal plan for this week, and your budget.