As a parent you’ll understand just how busy it is navigating day-to-day life. Not only do you need to ensure you’re dressed and on top of your game both in work and out, but you’ll also need to ensure your children are washed, fed, dressed, in school and on top of their game too.
That’s not forgetting all of the out of school activities and running a house too. It can be exhausting, as was proved recently when a mum went viral for mistaking a car seat cover for a skirt and wearing it. It might not be something we’ve all done, but we probably all have our own variation of this story.
Because navigating day-to-day life can be a little bit of a struggle at times, especially when it comes to shopping, we’ve outlined three ways you can change your shopping habits in various forms below, to help you enrich your life and reduce your stress.
Now, we all know that waiting for deliveries can be an absolute nightmare. Making sure we are at home on the day of delivery, and then having to make sure we’re there between the hours of 8am and 8pm. Sometimes this just isn’t doable as we have things to do, which is why you should always opt for a service with parcel tracking. This will allow you to keep an eye on where the parcel is online or on an app, meaning you can go about your business without worrying about missing your delivery.
This can be applied to all areas of your life, from buying presents for loved ones to doing the weekly food shop – it can help save time and reduce your stress levels instantly. Using this to take on the weekly food shop is highly recommended. Doing this means you won’t have to take the kids out to the supermarket on the weekend or face the crowds. Instead, you can do it late one evening once everyone’s in bed, while wearing your pyjamas, and there’ll be no way of forgetting something or buying something you already have.
Click and Collect
Of course, maybe staying at home waiting for deliveries just isn’t possible for you either, but when it comes to doing that online shop there are other options. Click and collect is the most obvious of these, meaning you can order something online and then pick it up on your lunch break from the shop, or collect it while running other errands. The joy of click and collect also means you’ll usually get your item quicker, as it’ll be in-store, meaning you won’t have to wait for someone to drop it off at your home – because who knows how long you could be waiting for delivery, and next day delivery isn’t always cheap.
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