From crease-free clothes to meal prepping sandwiches and cleaning during a shower: Aussies share the simple life shortcuts that help them feel on ‘top of their lives’ all year
- People have revealed how they manage to keep up with their domestic duties
- The Australians shared their shortcuts so others could keep up too
- From freezing kids’ sandwiches to hanging socks together and never ironing
Australian men and women have revealed their shortcuts to success when it comes to tackling domestic duties and ‘getting on top of’ their lives.
The tips and tricks were shared online and covered everything from laundry to cleaning the bathrooms and sending kids to school with frozen sandwiches.
‘Hang your socks next to each other on the washing line, pair them when they are dry and never lose a pair of socks again,’ one woman suggested.
One mum has suggested people always hang their socks together to avoid losing them
Australian men and women have revealed their shortcuts to success when it comes to tackling domestic duties and ‘getting on top of’ their lives
Ordering groceries online appeared to be a popular time-saving tool
‘Fold the washing straight from the clothes line. I don’t buy clothes that need to be ironed and never iron,’ another said, adding folding them immediately helps.
Others had handy tips for people who hate ironing too.
‘Hang the wet clothes on coat hangers and it looks like they have been ironed,’ one man said.
A few people said instead of scheduling time to clean their bathrooms they did the task while using it.
‘I keep a scrubbing brush in the shower because I hate going back to scrub it when I am dressed,’ one woman said.
‘Fold the washing straight from the clothes line. I don’t buy clothes that need to be ironed and never iron,’ another said, adding folding them immediately helps avoid creases
WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR SHORTCUTS?
1 – Buying clothes which don’t need ironing
2 – Folding laundry straight from the line so it doesn’t sit in the house
3 – Coupling socks when they get put on the line to avoid losing one
4 – Making bulk sandwiches for school lunches and freezing them
5 – Putting vinegar in a wash to freshen it up after being left overnight
6 – Ordering groceries online
7 – Putting wet clothes directly on hangers to dry
‘Me too, I always clean it when I am showering.’
And instead of stressing about clothes left forgotten in the washing machine many people admitted to just adding a cup of vinegar and restarting the cycle.
Others don’t separate their clothes when they wash and say it is fine.
‘I have never had a colour run. Maybe it’s because I wash in cold water,’ one woman said.
Others made sure their kids’ lunches were ready on Sunday – freezing sandwiches
A rinse cycle and glass of vinegar helped to avoid smelly washing if a load was missed
Other mums admitted to washing as little as possible.
‘Buy enough uniforms for the whole week so you only have to wash once,’ one said.
And mums admitted to making a week of sandwiches for kids on Sunday to save time in the morning.
‘Everyone tells me I am breaking the rules about fresh sandwiches but my kids eat it and I can’t worry about random rules,’ one said.
Scrubing the bathroom during nightly showers also proved popular
Many people said they refuse to buy clothes which need ironing
‘Get a loaf on Sunday and make freezable sandwiches, chick them in the freezer in the bread bag and take one out every day for the lunch boxes – game changer,’ said another.
‘My mum used to freeze our sandwiches, I still remember in the middle of winter eating it half frozen,’ said one woman.
The tricks help the men and women feel like they have their lives organised – so they don’t buckle under the pressure of domestic duties.