Do you ever feel like you just don't have enough time in a day to get things done, never mind making time for your marriage? If you are like most stressed out couples, it can be hard to keep so many balls in the air without feeling exhausted.
There was a time when we were feeling overwhelmed and needed to create a better system to enjoy a date night with our husband or wife. We found that when we sat down for some much-needed bonding with each other, we could only think about our to-do list. We could not enjoy date night. We knew something needed to change and made the changes below in our lives to create space for each other. We hope this helps you as much as it has helped us.
1. Meal Planning:
When you meal plan you spend less money and time at the grocery store. The best way to expedite this is to join a service such as Real Plans. We use them and love their customization and ease of use.
2. Fridge Planner and Grocery List:
If you don’t like the idea of someone else planning your meals you can do it yourself. We have organized a grocery list for you and included a downloadable meal planner can be hung on your refrigerator. There are also some time saving tips in the kitchen here as well: http://www.unboxlove.com/blog/timesaving
Only do Laundry on certain days. It is okay let the laundry pile up for a few days. If you commit to doing laundry on Sunday morning and Wednesday night (just an example and what works with our family), you will find that the stress of the everyday laundry game seems to disappear.
4. Bins, Bins and More Bins:
If you have small children, you need lots of containers around. Just have them in all of the primary bedrooms and living areas. This will make cleanup much easier. You will save so much time by collecting toys in bins than reorganizing daily to have the same set of toys back on the floor the next day.
5. Unbox love date night box:
I know we are biased to this one, but we promise even if it were not our company we would include it here. We plan it all! No thinking or preparation on your part. Just open the box and get your date on! How often have you and your spouse decided you were too tired to go out and turned the TV on. Poof- Date Night was done- conversation over…bonding time-not that night! We are here for you. All you have to do is open the box and be ready to laugh, love and connect!
We hope you find this list useful. Let us know what other time-saving tips you use.