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10 Time-Saving Hacks for Busy Parents

10 Time-Saving Hacks for Busy Parents

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. #SamsClubFastFixin

As a parent, life can get chaotic. Whether you are on top of it on a daily basis or barely making it through this adulting thing, there is never enough time! If you are struggling to have enough time to do everything in a day, it’s time to make the most out of your day.

That’s why I’m excited to partner with Fast Fixin’ Restaurant Style® Country Fried Steaks – a quick and easy dinner solution for busy moms!  These mouthwatering, flavorful beef patties are ready in minutes and they’re becoming my go to quick dinner pick, especially on those nights when I don’t want to spend so much time in the kitchen!

Read more about why my whole family loves these delicious, ready-to-cook restaurant-style steaks, along with my 10 time-saving hacks to make your life so much easier as a parent!

10 Time-Saving Hacks for Busy Parents

1. Make chore charts. Even 2-year olds can have chores. Make your kids pick up toys, clean the sinks, do the dishes, or sweeping the floor. The more your kids do, the less you have to do.

2. Put the trash bags in the bottom of the can. With kids, you are always filling the trash can. Instead of trying to get a new trash bag out every time, just have them in the bottom of the can so you can easily put one in the trash can.

3. Throw wrinkled clothes back in the dryer. Who has time to iron these days?! Not me! When clothes gets wrinkled, throw them in the dryer for about 5-minutes while you do other things.

4. Look for quick and easy to prepare dinners for the family.  Do you find yourself at 4 pm still wondering what you’re going to make for dinner?  It happens to me all the time! Some days, I just want something quick to make without having to pick up the phone to order meal delivery.

That’s where Fast Fixin’ Restaurant Style® Country Fried Steaks come in.

If you like restaurant-quality meals, try Fast Fixin’ Restaurant Style® Country Fried Steaks! They’re a quick and easy solution for delicious dinners the whole family will enjoy. They’re ready in 2 minutes in the microwave or 15 minutes in the oven. The package comes with gravy mix too so you and your family can have a complete, satisfying meal in no time!

Back to school will be here soon and I know these delicious, country fried beef patties will come in handy for those busy school nights!

I got my Fast Fixin’ Restaurant Style® Country Fried Steaks at my local Sam’s Club at my last shopping trip. Now we all know that quality doesn’t mean value all the time. But with these Fast Fixin’ Restaurant Style® Country Fried Steaks, you know you’re getting a high-quality product at such great value! The large size bag can feed a group or stock up for those hurried nights when you need easy week night meals.

The Fast Fixin’ Restaurant Style® Country Fried Steaks are now packaged in a convenient pack and no longer in a box. But don’t worry, the taste hasn’t changed. It’s the same classic taste – just now in a bag!  If you want to try these delicious steaks, there’s a fantastic offer from Ibotta right now: earn $3.00 on Ibotta when you buy the Fast Fixin’ Restaurant Style® Country Fried Steaks, 10 ct. package only at Sam’s Club. Offer expires on September 19, 2019 or while supplies last!  (Sounds like a great deal to me! ) 

So grab the Fast Fixin’ Restaurant Style® Country Fried Steaks at the frozen section at your Sam’s Club the next time you go!

5. Send them outside to eat. The easiest way to keep your house cleaner is to send those kids outside to eat. You won’t have jelly fingerprints on your wall.

6. Use shower spray. Kids can get messy and scrubbing the shower is no fun. Spray the shower with shower spray after each use to save time cleaning.

7. Give kids their own bin. Save time looking for stuff by giving each kid their very own bin by the door. They can put their gloves, hats, and everything in the drawer.

8. Paper plate that ice cream cone. Kids are messy when they eat an ice-cream cone. Poke a hole in a paper plate and stick the ice cream cone in it. It will prevent the ice cream from dripping on your floors.

9. Steam the microwave. You don’t have to spend hours scrubbing your microwave. Instead, place a bowl of vinegar and water in the microwave for 2-minutes. Anything stuck will just wipe off.

10. If you’re struggling to think of things to do this summer, use my summer bucket list for tons of ideas.

What do you think of these time-saving hacks? Do you have some of your own you want to share? Tell me about it in the comments below!

Jocelyn Brown
Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 08/15/2019 / 1:48 pm

    I don’t have children myself, but will share this post with a few of my friends who do. I am sure they’ll find it very useful x

  2. dreaming.loud
    08/15/2019 / 3:17 am

    I love putting the trashbag at the bottom of the can. It’s so simple yet so convenient.

  3. Bindu Thomas
    08/14/2019 / 6:17 am

    Totally need time-saving hacks. These are amazing tips, though I do not use much of read-to-eat or ready-to-cook food.

  4. 08/13/2019 / 11:54 pm

    So many good tips and hacks here! I love the idea of putting a paper plate under an ice cream cone.

  5. 08/13/2019 / 2:38 pm

    Throwing wrinkled clothes in the dryer is an awesome tip. I need to definitely do this to save some time 🙂

  6. Ann
    08/13/2019 / 2:22 pm

    I definitely need to try this. Judging from the photos alone it looks like a delicious meal! I love time saving tips and having had a stressful summer I always opt for something quick and easy – the microwave hack will be on the top of my list for sure!.

  7. 08/13/2019 / 12:07 pm

    Country fried steaks is one of my favorite meals in a restaurant. And while I have tried preparing them at home I had a bit of difficulty with them. I will have to check out the store and see if they have any of these. They look yummy.

  8. 08/13/2019 / 9:20 am

    Chores may be difficult bringing it, but only at the very beginning! They make life so much easier in a bit! And I usually let the kid eat watermelon outside! 😀

  9. 08/13/2019 / 3:18 am

    So funny about no.5! The shortcut. BUT always effective though

  10. 08/13/2019 / 1:01 am

    Does that work, when your clothes are wrinkled, you throw them in drier? I didn’t know that!

  11. 08/12/2019 / 4:36 pm

    These are some great hacks, it makes life alot easier as well. I sent this to a few of my friends with kids.

  12. I also believe in batch cooking. Especially if you don’t have a maid. Sorry I’m not a mom yet, but I do batchc cooking for myself and my assistant in the clinic. It saves me a lot of time–and money.

  13. 08/12/2019 / 1:10 pm

    I’ve recently started to steam the microwave and holy moly, it’s amazing! I didn’t realize how much easier it would make my life, but I’m loving it.

  14. 08/11/2019 / 10:42 pm

    I personally use the “put the trash bags at the bottom of the can” myself! I love it! Always breathe a sigh of relief when there’s already one there after taking out the trash!

  15. 08/11/2019 / 3:47 pm

    great tips, thanks for sharing these cool information. Not many have a lot of time, especially working full time and taking care of family as well, we can all go crazy

  16. Ana
    07/29/2019 / 10:29 pm

    These are some wonderful time saving tips for busy parents. It will help them to stay organized and reduce some stress at home!

  17. 07/28/2019 / 10:05 am

    I am loving your time saving hacks here. Life can be so busy sometimes so these hacks are good to know.

  18. 07/26/2019 / 2:25 am

    These tips are really helpful. I need to show this to my mom and aunts. thanks for sharing!

  19. Annemarie LeBlanc
    07/25/2019 / 10:25 pm

    These tips are very useful. I will do that microwave hack. That’s going to save me lots of time. I also opt for quick, healthy, easy to prepare dinners during weekdays when life gets crazy.

  20. 204park
    07/25/2019 / 2:54 pm

    This is so helpful for busy moms. I will definitely share this to my friends, they will love it.

  21. 07/25/2019 / 12:50 pm

    Being a busy parent is a tough thing. It’s good to have some tips to power through the day! This meal idea looks so easy and useful for our busy nights.

  22. Alexandra Cook
    07/25/2019 / 12:29 pm

    I love this article, always gives me little bit of sense what I need to do and be prepared for Thanks!

  23. 07/25/2019 / 5:33 am

    Knowing these hacks is truly helpful. With little time on one’s hands and so many things to get done, this is a very helpful guide.

  24. 07/25/2019 / 4:09 am

    There are great! I use the steam veggies as a time saver all the time!

  25. 07/25/2019 / 12:49 am

    Very nice and great ideas.. Not yet a parent but looking after my brother kids when the wife isn’t around can be tiring especially when am too busy to monitor them.

  26. 07/25/2019 / 12:25 am

    I love your ideas! Sending them out to eat is fantastic. I do not know why I never thought of that before! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. 07/25/2019 / 12:06 am

    I love fish and this looks good. I am so busy so I am always looking for a quick option for dinner.

  28. 07/24/2019 / 9:02 pm

    Thank you for all these delicious ideas! We are always out of time, saving comes very handy 🙂

  29. 07/24/2019 / 8:22 pm

    I loved the microwave trick the most! It’s going to be super helpful. Thanks a ton for this wonderful post.

  30. 07/24/2019 / 3:55 pm

    These are great! Some of them we already use like the shower spray. I have attempted chore charts, but they never worked out, lol, might be worth trying again though

  31. Dalene Ekirapa
    07/24/2019 / 3:13 pm

    For a busy mom , making the chores lighter by having some help around can be so awesome. And it’s proper to teach the kids to help around right from an early age. Loving the idea of kids arranging their toys.

  32. twinspirational
    07/24/2019 / 2:45 pm

    Such great tips. . Definitely time saving.. I will share this to my friends who have kids.

  33. 07/24/2019 / 2:06 pm

    These are great tips!! I’m a busy mom and appreciate any time-saving suggestions:)

  34. Kuntala
    07/24/2019 / 9:23 am

    Very nice ideas. I really look for time saving hacks.

  35. 07/24/2019 / 4:21 am

    I am all about time saving hacks. i had no idea about this. they even look so delicious. totally have to check this out.

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