It’s no secret that I, like most moms, am pretty busy. One glimpse into a day in my life, and it would be very evident that I need to take shortcuts wherever I can. And, boy do I! As much as I would like to strive for perfection in all that I do, it’s just not possible. So, I prioritize and decide ahead of time what things I need to spend the most time on and what things I can cut corners on. So, with that, I want to share the single most valuable hack I have for busy, working moms (or any moms, really).
Some may consider outsourcing to be cheating. Not me. I consider it to be smart. Time is my most valued commodity and I value it over most everything else. I started outsourcing my house-cleaning a couple years ago and what a God-send that has been! Recently my once-per-month deep-cleaning housekeeper retired, though, and since I haven’t found anyone else (because time), I to had to do it myself and oh. my. word. It took an entire day to clean everything and then a couple additional hours cleaning the floors the next day. I have way better things to spend my time on (like my kids) so the search for a replacement is definitely on.
I recently also discovered HelloFresh, a weekly food-delivery service, and partnered with them to bring you this post (see my disclaimer page here). Hello convenience! So, you just select which meals you want included in your box for the week, select servings for 2 or 4, and let it come to your door! Meal planning and grocery shopping not necessary! Hello time savings!
I was initially concerned about a box of fresh food waiting for me at my front door (in fear it would go bad) but HelloFresh was on top it it! Everything was packed in such in a way to make sure it stayed cold.
The meals’ ingredients come fresh and boxed together so you can easily store them and just pull everything out of your fridge at once! Each HelloFresh box also comes with a recipe book that gives you step-by-step directions to making your gourmet, delicious meal! Their recipes are healthy, quick, and convenient!
Todd and I had fun working together to create meals we hadn’t made before. We also got a good chuckle out of having to Google what “lemon zest” is. We enjoyed eating the dinners the most, though!
Disclaimer: Bear with me here; I’m not a food blogger by any means so my food photos aren’t great (and I forgot to shoot one of the three meals), but trust me when I say that the meals were delish!
I realize not everyone can spend the money to outsource everything, which is why HelloFresh wants to help you save by offering you a $35 discount off of your first box using code MEMOIRS35!
Some other ways to outsource include:
- Hiring a dog walker
- Target’s Subscription service for your regularly needed essentials (or Amazon)
- Hiring someone for yard work
- Using a virtual assistant
- Laundry services
Now save yourself some time and get to outsourcing! What time-saving tips do you have? Share them below!