Homes Across America Are Adding Hours To Their Day With This Trick

Busy moms do it all. Manage the household. Care for their children. Ensure dinner is served every night. And the list goes on and on.

Most women love the role of being a mother and serve their families with joy. But when it’s all said and done, one of the number one problems many women struggle with is getting it all done, with only 24 hours in a day.

However, moms across America are getting hip to the latest trick guaranteed to add more hours to the day, allowing them to truly do it all.

When you think about it, a person can always make more money, but they can never create more time.

Time is a precious currency. The days go by too quickly, as little ones grow into teenagers, and then into adults.

Pretty soon, moms wonder where the time goes.

The key to getting more time isn’t some mystical complicated endeavor. In fact, it simply involves the practice of outsourcing mundane tasks and saving time for what’s most important.

So many moms fall into the trap of trying to keep all the plates spinning, and end up literally exhausted and burnt out.

One mom had enough trying to “do it all” and hired a housekeeper.

And this mom bravely decided to share her post on Facebook , hoping to encourage other moms to do the same:

“Today, I paid a stranger to clean my home.

We aren’t wealthy. Far from it. We’re just a typical middle-class family living in middle America.

We have student loans from our college days (even though we’re climbing our way to age 40).

We shop the Target clearance section and rarely go on vacation.

We work a lot. When we’re not working, we’re spending time at kid activities or church functions or family birthday parties.

We have two girls who are quickly approaching the pre-teen stage, and one little dude who just turned 6 months old.

We’re tired. We’re so tired.

And at night, when we get home from where we’ve been, we’re checking homework and feeding kids and signing permission slips. We’re coordinating bath time and pick up times. We’re singing lullabies and saying prayers.

And by 9 pm (if we’re lucky) we’re planted on our couch to watch something mindless on Netflix, before our eyes drift off to sleep for another day.

And we love it. Gosh, we love it. This simple life is everything my husband and I dreamed of having.

We’re in a busy season. A tired season. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do something for ourselves every once in a while.

My breaking point came a few weeks ago. I sat down on my floor to clean another sticky something and noticed hand prints on our white cupboards. And cobwebs in the corner. And a glob of ketchup on the chair – leftover from a meal we had weeks ago.

I didn’t cry, nah, I know how dirty my house is. But I did laugh. And probably said a word my mother wouldn’t approve of. And then, right there, I made a decision to hire a house cleaner.

Because at night, I’m too tired to do it. And on the weekends, I want to spend more time with the people I love and less time with my broom.

Lazy? No. I don’t think so. Smart? Yes.

At this point in motherhood, I’ve figured out what to do to make myself happy, you know? And I’m not ashamed to do just that. Even if that means I have to tighten our budget just a bit more to make it happen.

So today, someone else cleaned my toilets.Today, someone else scrubbed the stains from my kitchen sink.Today, someone else picked up Legos my kids left behind.

Today, someone else stepped over piles of our dirty laundry.Today, someone else cleaned off sticky fingerprints, and wiped down dirty counters and used a toothbrush to scrub the tiny corners of the bathroom floor.

Today, someone else helped this mama find a bit more sanity in her day which will, in turn, make me a better wife and mother to this family I love so much.

Don’t be afraid to do something that will make your life easier, friend. Believe me – you’re worth it.”

This mom realized, she could outsource simple tasks like cleaning, for peace of mind and quality time with her family.

And this trend is catching on, as more families across America are getting hip to the idea.

Piles of laundry will always be there, but kids grow up before our very eyes.

So busy mama, put down that broom and that load of laundry. Even if it’s only for a weekend.

Spend time with your family, or even catching up on sleep, and outsource the simple chores.

Have you ever thought about outsourcing things such as cleaning and everyday tasks?

Do you agree with this mom’s decision to hire a housekeeper?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

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