Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tongue-in-Cheek Timesaving Tips for Quilting Moms
I subscribe to Ivillage.com "Stuff We Love" newsletters. Today I came across an article of time saving tips for moms; "Ten Great Ways to Glide Through Your Day" which immediately caught my attention.
I thought I'd share just a few of the tips and how they would benefit me:
Set up a large corkboard - Hang it in your kitchen where you can prominently display a family calendar. This calendar will serve as your family's command center. Each night, you can check the calendar to see what activities are on tap for the next day. OR pin up your quilt ideas!.
After-dinner duty - Help your kids get their outfits and knapsacks packed and ready for the next day. You can also use this time to put your belongings together (e.g., recharge your cell phone). OR pull fabric from your stash for your next project!
Set the breakfast table the night before - Set up the bowls, spoons, cereal boxes, skillet -- this way, there's one less thing for you to do in the morning. OR... ok well, this won't work for me as I sew at the table...
Get a babysitter - To get a better perspective on your life, and to ultimately get all your chores done more efficiently, you need to refuel your physical and mental energy. (for quilting!) Employing a babysitter for one afternoon a week or even one day a month will help you step back and evaluate life from a clearer perspective. For Quilting ideas!
Get a housekeeper - Even if it's just once a month, try to get someone in to take over the heavy-duty cleaning. If you think you can't afford it, remember that one day of housecleaning provided by a cleaning company is equal to the cost of two people going out to a movie and dinner. This would be a toss up; more time to quilt or more money for buying fabric!
I will definitely be taking these helpful hints into consderation!
I want to also invite you to click on the link in my sidebar for the Among the Gum Trees blog. This is a great group blog made up of the Gum Tree Designers from down under. These nine Aussie designers have beautiful patterns, ideas and oh yes giveaways. Be sure to check them out.
Until next time...