I want to tell you a secret.
It’s something about my personality, a key element. It’s either my greatest strength or it’s my defining weakness.
If we all agree it’s my greatest strength, then I would say my secret is that I’m an incredibly efficient person.
But if it’s in fact my defining weakness, then my secret would be this. I’m an incredibly lazy person.
Efficiency plays into my indolence. I’m always looking for short cuts, ways to do a good job faster, the steps that can be skipped, the help you can find. Mostly it’s all in an effort to sneak in an afternoon nap spend more time with my children.
Here are my picks of the top services to make a working mum’s life a bit easier.
I hate grocery shopping, with a passion. It sucks out a couple of hours of your weekend, you have to fight to park the car, you have to do battle with the hoards to get a deli ticket. No. Just no.
Get your groceries delivered.
A little less of this and a little more naps. Image: iStock.
Outsource your school supply shopping.
Officeworks, god love them, have this genius service where they will pick and pack your kids school list for you for free. Plus, you get the lowest prices guaranteed on every school list item.
You submit your list in-store or online at officeworks.com.au/schoollistservice (no prizes for guessing that I submit online), the excellent staff will pack it all up for you for free and then contact you when it’s ready to collect.
Unfortunately, you’ll still have to stick the contact on the workbooks.