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The 3 Best Ways to Get Things Done as a Busy Parent

The 3 Best Ways to Get Things Done as a Busy Parent

Just about every business has areas of their operation that they outsource. This is because they realize that they can’t possibly do everything. The same thing goes for busy parents. There are aspects of your life that should be outsourced.

When you have kids, work, and relationship responsibilities that take up a lot of time, you have to ask for help at some point. There need to be parts of your routine that you don’t take care of yourself so you can handle doing the important stuff like work and spending time with your family.

In this article, we will go over several of the aspects of your life that should be outsourced.

House Cleaning

The most obvious thing to have somebody else take care of is your house cleaning duties. Hiring a cleaning company like Woodard St. Louis will free up a ton of your time. Even if you only have a cleaner come for the twice-yearly deep clean where they clean your carpets and windows, this is a huge help.

However, to get the most out of it, have a cleaner come once a week and get the place tidy, organized, and dusted so you don’t have to do it yourself. If you have a cleaner come and wash the floor, vacuum, clean the oven, and things like that, it will save you hours of time.

They have the resources to do things quickly so it would easily take you twice as long to do what they do. You’ll have a minimum of three hours free per week when you have a cleaner come by.


Yard work can actually be kind of relaxing and a good excuse to get outside and get some exercise. However, when you are a busy parent, mowing the lawn is time that could be spent much better.

Hiring a landscaper to come twice a month will give you an immaculate-looking yard as they will mow the lawn, edge it, and trim the hedges. Just like cleaners, they have the tools and manpower to do what would take you the entire weekend in just a couple of hours. Now you have your weekend free to go take the kids to the beach or have a picnic.

They also get it so fine-tuned that when you do take it upon yourself to do some of the work, it is much easier so you can get it done faster and help the kids with their homework instead of weeding.

Grocery Shopping

Everything can be done online these days and that includes grocery shopping. Think about how long it takes to get to the supermarket, wandering the aisles, wait to checkout, and then get home again. It can be exhausting just thinking about it.

Instead, you can just click a few links on a website or app and then have it brought right to your door. You can literally get your entire shopping done in minutes instead of hours.

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by Rebecca Jones // Contributor to Businessing Magazine.

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