Everybody knows that house moms have the busiest and most tiring job in the world. They might be literally unemployed but managing everything that’s going on and keeping everything intact in the household is never an easy work.
House moms have to clean every nook and cranny, do the laundries, buy groceries, prepare their children for school, prepare food for the whole household every breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus extra works when there’s occasion. Those were just some of the few things they need to do every single day.
However, the hardest of them all? Managing the household’s finances!
How do house moms’ budget and make sure that their family’s monthly allowance will really last until the end of the month?
Here are some simple tips for you to save time and energy and of course, money.
CHECK, THINK, AND LIST IT
Think and list everything first before going to the grocery store. It is one of the most important rules to save money. Make sure to buy foods you need for three days or for a week. Check your refrigerator, cupboards, and cabinets to make sure that you won’t buy something you still have in your kitchen. Regularly check your kitchen cabinets to make sure that none of your foods would pass the expiry date. Remember that lunch is a heavy meal and it mostly requires a lot of ingredients. Think of your menu ahead of time and only buy what you need. Don’t ever forget that foods have expiry dates.
KNOW THE VEGETABLES WITH THE SAME COOKING TIME
To save yourself from staying in the kitchen for too long, pair some vegetables that have the same roasting time. Some vegetables are cooked after 15 minutes including, broccoli, mushrooms, and asparagus. Some take a little time for about 20 to 30 minutes, including potatoes, beets, artichokes, carrots and sweet peppers. This will not only help you to save time but also save some gas or electricity bills.
DON’T JUST THROW AWAY YOUR LEFTOVER FOODS
Leftover foods cannot be avoided, but do not ever throw it away after the meal. Refrigerators are invented for you to store some foods. You can just reheat it. Though, there are a lot of recipes out there that you can actually make your leftover food into another delicious treat.
These are just some simple tips for a busy mom like you. Being a house mom is never simple and you really have to be clever to survive the stress your household brings. However, in those times always remember that you’re one of a kind and your family is lucky to have you.