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When you’re feeling tired and oh-so-pregnant, take all the shortcuts you can.
Here are 4 of my favorite ways to simplify life, before and after baby arrives!
Having a maid or a secretary would help
No matter what your budget —
there are ways to outsource those tiresome tasks.
1. GROCERY SHOPPING:
$: Send your husband to the store with a detailed list. You can study the sale ads at home at SundaySaver.com.
$$: Some chains, like Harris-Teeter, let you pre-order groceries online and drive-thru for pickup–without even leaving the car.
$$$: Investigate local food delivery companies like PlumGood Foods, which will drive milk, eggs, produce and meat to your front door.
2. BUYING FOR BABY:
Limit yourself to 1 mega-store like Babies ‘R Us or Target. You really can do it all at one stop.
Order all basics online with free shipping — even diapers! Check out Amazon.com’s baby store or online versions of your favorite B & M.
Don’t stand in line at Walgreen’s! Announce the birth from home with TinyPrints.com‘s modern and unique stationery.
3. FEEDING THE FAMILY:
$: See if your church or mom’s group has a dinner delivery ministry. You may be blessed with meals at your doorstep!
$$: Get together with some girlfriends for a freezer cooking session. Bonus: makes a wonderful baby shower occasion!
$$$: Book a meal prep session at a franchise like Dream Dinners. Everything’s chopped and ready — you assemble.
4. NESTING, aka FRANTIC HOUSECLEANING IN A HURRY!
$: Sign up for FlyLady’s free coaching service. She’ll whip your house into shape with 15 minutes a day.
$: Schedule a pickup by one of your favorite charities. You’ll be less cluttered, if not more organized.
$$: Splurge on a one-time visit from Merry Maids. This was the best baby gift I’ve ever received!
What are you doing to simplify your pregnant life? I’d love to know!
I’m a wife, mom of 4, and resident of Brentwood, Tennessee. I love finding fun new things for my family to see and do in Brentwood and the Nashville area! In addition to writing about Brentwood, I also spent a year blogging at The Fun Times Guide about my pregnancy with baby #3.