As time has gone on the modern family life and home has evolved a great deal from what it was twenty years ago. This day and age it is common that both parents work outside the home either full or part time. Throw into the mix extracurricular activities, household cleaning, grocery shopping, doctor appointments and plenty of other unforeseen events, the amount of available hours a parent has are quickly used up.
Ask any parent if they wish they had more time to do ‘the things that matter’ with their child while not feeling completely overwhelmed or stressed out, the answer for most people is a resounding, “Yes.” Even for the most meticulous and organized of parents, when there is a lot of moving pieces time management can be a challenge for anyone. The good news there are reasonable options for busy families to be able to spend more quality time together. Read on to see ways you can integrate more time into your family life.
Delegate Your Chores
For everyday tasks like cleaning, grocery shopping, gardening or yard work, you can hire and delegate someone to do those mundane tasks for you. If you are struggling to find enough time in your day, you do not need to be doing simple tasks like cutting the grass or going to the store to pick up milk. Those are simple tasks that easy to pass onto someone else.
Hire a Caregiver
If you are a working parent undoubtedly you will wish to find the best person possible to care for your children. Having a nanny or caregiver can take away the stress of needing to find alternative day care options. Your child can be given individual care and attention in the comforts of their own home. Many parents use a household staff agency and take ease in knowing that any candidate listed by a reputable agency will have undergone an extensive screening process. The company will work with you closely to ensure you find the best fit for you and your family’s needs.
Take Care of your Meal Planning
Nutrition and diet play such an integral role in the functionality of any family unit. What we eat and the type of nutrition people get can affect moods, energy levels and health. Cooking healthy and well balanced meals can take a lot of time and preparation. Some busy families find that by finding a cook or a chef they can eliminate so much unwarranted stress. If you do hire a cook, it doesn’t even need to be for every night of the week. Perhaps you find someone who can make three meals a week for your family. Or maybe they make two dinners and then make already prepared meals for the rest of the week. Either way, there are a lot of possibilities to get better nutrition into your home.
Hire a Chauffer
Owning a car or multiple cars can be expensive, particularly if you live in a city and have to pay for parking. Some families have found stress relief and cost savings by owning one car and hiring a chauffeur to cover the instances where a second vehicle would be needed.
As you look to find what ways you can get more time into your busy days, consider these practical ways to delegate tasks to other people so you can enjoy time together as a family.