3 Important Tips for Multitasking Mums

Important Tips for Multitasking Mums


When you are a mum, particularly one with more than one kid, it can often feel like you need to be in two places at once. Your list of chores is often long and meandering and it can seem like there simply isn’t enough time in the day. This leaves you with but one option: multitasking.

Most of us have multitasking down to a fine art. It can seem some days, however, that all of your work is just not getting done. Luckily, there is a way to correct this. Here are some important tips that every multitasking mama needs to know:

Make a List, Check it Twice
The only way you will not miss anything is to make a list of all of the things that you need to do. This is a task that you should get the rest of your family in on as well. Place a calendar in a central part of the house such as on the refrigerator. Have a marker or a pen right next to it. Make sure that your family understands that if they want something done, it has to go on the calendar. First, it makes it a lot easier for you to simply copy down the errands that are on the calendar. This means that you will not miss anything. Second, you will also be aware of the various due dates on these chores. You will be able to plan your dates accordingly.

Have a Plan
The ultimate guide in getting things done is having your own vehicle. If you still do not have one, it is time to get your driver’s license. If you need a little extra help, this website will help you get all of the theory practice that you need. You know how the shortest distance between two points lies in a straight line? Well, a similar strategy will help you to get your work done faster. You should have a basic map in your head of your destinations for the day. This will allow you to start at the most appropriate place and go to the closest stop after that. Checking traffic updates will also help you to minimise how long you spend on the road. Using this method, you should be done in almost no time.

Division of Labour
Listen, Mum, sometimes you just cannot do it alone. More importantly, there is simply no reason that you should. It is vital that you get other family members to pitch in with all of the tasks. This will help them to understand just how much hard work goes into each chore. Hopefully, this means that they will be a lot more careful and a lot less demanding. By distributing the workload, you are also giving yourself a chance to breathe. You need to take some time off sometimes and be able to relax. It is not good for you to take on so much of the burden of running a household.

These tips will make sure that your multitasking is a lot more effective. You will, hopefully, be able to get a lot more done as well. Remember, however, that you also need to give yourself a break every once in a while. You deserve it.

Madison Main
When Madison isn't tending to her job at a bank, she is hauling her 5 children to soccer practice and other activities. Main is also a speech and drama coach at the local high school.

6 Responses to “3 Important Tips for Multitasking Mums

  • Lists and labor division are two big ones in my house. I have way too much on my place to rely on my memory OR try to be super mom. The fam is helping!

  • Make a list – I am always making lists! I love to be able to check things off, and that motivates me to get things done.

  • Oh, i love my lists. Writing them down is a reminder, then seeing them again is another reminder. Just makes sense. Thanks for the tips.

  • I’d been a huge fan of list making for the longest time, then I came across an article titled something like, Lose a list, get a life and it changed a lot for me. I now mostly have a calendar with most important engagements penciled in, but I don’t do a daily list anymore. And somehow I feel freer… and things get done anyway.

  • If I didn’t make a list I would most certainly forget something. That to me is the most important part of multi tasking. Without a list, not everything will get done.

  • Making list is a must do at my hou. without one I would be lost.

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