• 4 Time-Saving Solutions to Common Struggles of Busy Moms and Dads
    Here are some smart ways to deal with everyday challenges on the home front.
  • Most working parents can say that finding a balance between work and life is difficult. It's as if you're always in a rush to cross off the items on your to-do list, leaving you tired and overwhelmed by day's end. The worst part? There's still a ton of chores and responsibilities waiting for you when you get home.

    If you're looking for tips that can help put an end to your daily household struggles, watch this:

    Here are a few more things that can help you manage your day better:

    1. Do things ahead of time.

    When you have a full week ahead, make it a point to do things ahead of time so you won't have to scramble around the house at the last minute. Make school mornings less stressful by preparing make-ahead baon for your kids the night before. Don’t forget to store it in the fridge to keep it fresh.

    To make daily food prep easier, create a weekly meal plan. This way you can prepare a more detailed grocery list and buy all the ingredients you need for the week in one go.

    If you're worried about not having enough space in your fridge for all the ingredients you’ll buy or the packed snacks and lunches you’ll prepare, get a kitchen appliance like the Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator. It has the Smart Conversion feature that allows you to control your freezer and fridge independently, providing flexible storage. One of the five modes is Fridge Max, which converts your freezer into a fridge, creating additional shelf space for your ingredients.

    2. Find ways to make chores easier.

    One way you can do this is by asking for assistance from your family members. Get the tots to help out. Teach your kids to pick up after themselves. As your kids get older, give them simple chores to do so they can help around the house more.

    When doing the laundry, the older kids can be requested to sort out the dirty clothes, while the little ones can help in making sure every used item of clothing is put in the laundry basket. Check out this list of age-appropriate chores for kids ages 2 to 8.

    You can also consider getting home appliances with innovative features, like the Samsung AddWash Washing Machine. Its AddWash door lets you add clothes, which you may have missed when you initially started the laundry, without stopping the washing cycle. This lets you save time and effort from doing an additional load of laundry just because you left out a shirt or pair of pants.

    3. Invest in multifunctional appliances.

    It's important to choose appliances that can simplify your life and save space at home. You can pick appliances that make cooking more efficient, like the six-in-one Samsung Smart Oven, which can reheat, cook, grill, steam, and fry food, and even make yogurt.

    It has the Hot Blast™ technology that significantly reduces cooking time and cooks food evenly through a powerful hot air blown through multiple air-holes directly onto food. You can also use its Wide Grill to make your family’s favorite grilled dishes. And with its Slim Fry™ technology, you can cook healthy crispy-fried food with only a touch of oil.

    4.  Help your child fall asleep faster.

    Busy, working parents know it’s difficult to sneak in a little me-time for themselves. With your work and household responsibilities occupying your time and attention during the day, usually, you get to have a break only after the kids have gone to bed at night.

    This is why setting a bedtime routine for your kids is important. Establish ground rules, like limiting their use of gadgets at least an hour before bed. And to make sure they’re comfortable, prep their rooms by turning down the lights and keeping their room cool. According to experts, the optimal temperature for sleeping is around 18 to 22 degrees Celsius.

    Choosing home appliances that keep your kids comfortable is also one way to make sure their sleep goes smoothly. The Samsung Wind-Free™ Air Conditioner, for example, can keep rooms cool without the uncomfortable direct blast of wind. You won’t have to adjust any blades, because the cool air is dispersed through micro air holes. You also won’t have to look for the remote control and go to the room to adjust the temperature. By using the SmartThings App, you can control your Wind-Free™ air conditioner wherever you are.

     

    You don’t have to do all of your chores at once. Be flexible with your schedule and look for practical yet convenient ways to manage your time. By taking note of these tips, you can have more time to relax and bond with your family.

    Samsung Digital Appliances provide innovative solutions to make your home life better without sacrificing your family’s comfort. What are your daily struggles as a busy parent? Share your experiences here.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Samsung Digital Appliances.
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