Cooking, Cleaning and Careers: Tips for the Working Women of South Tampa

Happy International Women's Day!

By Lana Bingham, Marketing Assistant

To celebrate International Working Women’s Day, here are a few helpful tips on how women can juggle their responsibilities as moms, wives and working women.

Divide Your Duties – As home builders in Tampa Florida, we know that maintaining a house is no easy feat. To lessen the workload, dedicate 30 minutes each weeknight to a specific cleaning task. The sleek and flexible design of the new Dyson Ball vacuum will help capture more dirt and dust. Yet don’t forget the beauty of chores. Having kids help out around the house not only makes life easier on you, but it teaches values and time management. Assign responsibilities such as feeding the pets, emptying the dishwasher and cleaning the bedroom.

Dinner Dilemmas – Out of work by 5 p.m. (if you’re lucky), home by 6 p.m. or later (thanks to rush hour traffic), and your family expects dinner on the table by 7 p.m.? It’s sure tempting to grab take-out every night on the way home, but instead dedicate each night of the week to a different theme. Try out a new easy recipe each week or incorporate leftovers into a new meal (like steak tacos). Make homemade pizza with the family or have the kids help Dad make dinner one night. Invest in a Panini maker for other quick and delicious dinners.

Make the Most of Your Mornings – To make the start of your day less hectic, select clothing and prepare school lunches the night before. For a fast and delicious cup of coffee that pours directly into your travel mug, try the YouBrew by Breville.

Sneaky Shopping – Whoever said women love to shop must have never set foot into a crowded grocery store. On weekends, grocery shopping is a nightmare with long lines and jam-packed parking lots. Save yourself the hassle by using your lunch break to take mini trips to the grocery store and grab lunch on the go. Use your office refrigerator to store perishable items.

Unwind on the Weekends – Saving all your chores for the weekends can lead to stress rather than relaxation. Instead, use your days off for activities that you find enjoyable. Set aside some time for yourself; relax and rejuvenate with Kohler’s innovative bubble bath, pamper yourself at a salon or grab lunch with friends. Don’t forget to throw in a dinner date with your husband every now and then, just remember to plan ahead for the babysitter.

Follow these tips to help take care of your familiy and your South Tampa home all while maintaining a thriving career.

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