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47 clever ideas that make running a household easier

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47 ideas that make running a household easier

Looking for ways to make your life that little bit easier and the household flow that little bit smoother.

Here are 47 ideas that will help you do just that.

Save time cleaning, cooking, managing paperwork, doing day to day tasks and managing the household finances with the following tips.

make cleaning easier

make cleaning easier
  1. Tips to make laundry easy from Mary Organizes
  2. Easy laundry routine from Mums Make Lists
  3. Four daily routines to keep your house clean enough from The Inspired Room
  4. No fuss cleaning routine from Mama’s Got it Together
  5. Use Google calendar to schedule your cleaning and maintenance schedule from Frugal and Thriving
  6. Decluttering for busy people from Frugal and Thriving
  7. Speed cleaning from Living Well Spending Less
  8. Age appropriate chores for kids (because if you can outsource it, it’s even easier) from The Happy Housewife
  9. Kid’s chore baskets (also a good idea for adults) from Skinny with Jess
  10. Toy Ransom for chores from Just Another Day in Paradise

make the household finances easier

make money management easier
  1. Get your budget on autopilot with an easy budget plan from Frugal and Thriving
  2. Create a bill payment system so you never forget to pay a bill from Frugal and Thriving
  3. 12 apps that will save you money (Australian) from The New Daily
  4. 6 apps that will save you money (Australian) from News.com.au

make organisation easier

make organising your home easier
  1. Create a command centre from Uncommon Designs Online
  2. Office space organisation from I Dream of Clean
  3. Organising paperwork from One Good Thing by Jillee
  4. File Crate System from Domestic Serenity
  5. Create a household binder from Frugal and Thriving
  6. Contacts list printables for binder from Frugal and Thriving
  7. Use evernote to keep track of your wardrobe needs from Frugal and Thriving
  8. Evernote for list makers from Frugal Guidance 2
  9. Using evernote for gift giving from Lifehacker
  10. How to be completely organised (or is it a pipe dream) Modern Parents Messy Kids

make dinners easier

make dinners easier
  1. Meal rotation for easy menu planning from Frugal and Thriving
  2. Putting your menu plan on auto pilot from Money Saving Mom
  3. Crockpot Freezer meals from Baked in the South
  4. 10 Freezer meals in One Hour from Living Well Spending Less
  5. What you can and cannot freeze from Once a Month Meals
  6. How to fill your freezer in 30 minutes a day from Premeditated Leftovers
  7. Batch cook with friends from Mama Bake
  8. Big batch cooking tips from Chatelaine

make school (and work) lunches and snacks easier

make lunches easier
  1. Snack organisation for the kids to help themselves from Little Penelope Lane
  2. School planning Sunday from Organized Junkie
  3. Make ahead lunches from 5 Dinners 1 Hour
  4. Lunch ideas check list from Meet the Dubiens
  5. School lunch station from Uncommon Design Online

breakfast

make breakfasts easier
  1. 30+ Make ahead, grab and go and easy fix breakfasts from Atta Girl Says
  2. Frozen Smoothie Packs from All Things Katie Marie
  3. Thermal Cooked Porridge from Frugal and Thriving
  4. Slow Cooker Irish oatmeal from Vegan in the Freezer
  5. Back to school freezer breakfasts from Organize Yourself Skinny
  6. 5 Healthy breakfasts to make the night before from Skinny Ms
  7. Batch cook breakfast from Life As Mom
  8. Healthy yoghurt station from Honey We’re Healthy
  9. Homemade muffin mix from Little House Living
  10. Instant pancake mix from Something swanky

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