Time-Saving Tips & $300 My Gift Stop GiveawayMarch 2, 2018
This is a sponsored post written by me for My Gift Stop. All opinions are mine alone.
Nowadays many of us are on-the-go from morning until night. It may sometimes feel like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. Today I will be sharing some of my best time-saving tips for busy moms. From using the right apps on your smartphone to shopping online (I’m loving the selection at My Gift Stop), keep reading for my best tips.
Time-Saving Tips for Moms & a $300 Gift Card Giveaway
1. Shop for groceries once a week!
Avoid the temptation to stop by the supermarket several times throughout the week. To save time, begin visiting the supermarket once a week. To make that trip efficient, plan your meals ahead of time and bring a shopping list. Skip the impulse purchases along the way and stick to your list.
2. Shop online!
One way that I like to save time is to shop online. I recently discoered My Gift Stop, which is an online shop that sells luxury goods (watches, bags, jewelry, shoes, fragrances, sunglasses and more) at affordable prices thanks to direct relationships with manufacturers. I love that the site is committed to giving back to the community. They actually donate 5% of each sale to the global medical relief nonprofit, Direct Relief. I love that this site cares about important causes!
My Gift Stop, started in 2002, originally sold fine watches from the world’s most popular brands. Over time, My Gift Stop expanded their offerings and is now leading the way for socially-responsible gifting. When you gift through their site, they donate! Easy peasy!
I have browsed through the site many times over the past few days and found great gift ideas… like this gorgeous watch for under $100. Perfect for my mom on Mother’s Day!
Or this fabulous Kate Spade bag that I know my friend would love for her birthday in a few weeks!
Be sure to check out My Gift Stop for your gift-buying needs this year. Ready for the $300 Gift Card Giveaway? Click here to enter! Good luck, friends!
Note: Rules for the giveaway are at the bottom of this post.
3. Multi-task during your commute!
Do you sit in traffic every morning? Maybe you take the train and have an hour-long ride each way? Use that time to your advantage. Consider getting an audio book and playing it in the background. If you are not driving during your commute (you take the bus/train), consider bringing your laptop along to get work done.
4. Use apps to your advantage!
Technology holds a bigger role than ever in everyday life so use it to your advantage. With banking apps, you can check your balance and transfer funds on the go. With grocery apps, you can apply coupons and check the circular conveniently – regardless of where you are. With schedule apps, you can keep track of your family’s appointments and events from your phone at any time.
5. Delegate tasks!
As moms, we want to do everything all the time. However, there is only so many hours in a given day. Don’t feel like you can’t ask for help. Recruit the kids to help with age-appropriate chores around the house. Have your children help clean the play room, organize their bedrooms, load the dishwasher, set the table, etc. Have your spouse fulfill his/her share of the household duties, too.
Now I’d love to hear from you. How do you save time on a daily basis? Do you follow any of these tips for yourself?
Now, it’s time for the giveaway rules. One participant will win a $300 Gift Card to MyGiftStop.com. All other participants will receive a 10% off coupon via email good towards any products. No purchase is necessary and the giveaway is open to domestic and international individuals aged 18 and older only. Void where prohibited. Entry closes on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 11:59 PM EST. The winner will be selected at random on Thursday, March 29, 2018 and will be notified by email. Prize unclaimed after 48 hours of notification is forfeited and My Gift Stop reserves the right to select another winner. Winner agrees to allow My Gift Stop to publish his/her name as a giveaway winner and to promote future giveaways and promotions. Participant agrees that his/her email will be added to our email newsletter to receive private sales, new product updates, and other marketing emails. Email is never sold or shared. Participant may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.
I save time by making lists of what needs to be done and doing those things one by one. It helps me stay on task. Thanks.
Yay – I use all these tips! I only shop for groceries once a week and I love to shop online whenever possible. And yay for Kate Spade. I have several Kate Spade purses/wallets and I love them all.
Shopping on line seems to be my go to most of the time. Found some really great one of a kind small businesses. Plus who doesn’t use Amazon. Grocery shopping I do once every three months.
Awesome tips! I LOVE to shop online. I do that most of the time now. But I still go into Target, because I love it so 😉
I’ll have to enter the giveaway!
I definitely mulit-task to my commute to work. I have an hour commute to and from my job and I catch the bus, so this helps me get things done. Plus, it is like me my me-time.
I’m not a mom but I love saving time especially since I balance teaching and blogging. I think this one’s a must try! I’ve never tried shopping at My Gift Stop before!
Grocery shopping for a week or two, or even a month for certain items, is something that can save time, energy and money, Last minute trips to the grocery store are more expensive and always seem to interrupt an already busy schedule.
Sounds like My Gift Stop has everything you need for gifts! Sometimes it’s really tough for me to find gifts for loved ones and I think this is the perfect store for that now! Thanks for introducing me to it.
I’m going to need all the time-saving tips I can get when I go back to work next week. Blah, it’s coming up on me too fast. Thanks for the great giveaway and tips!
That Kate Spade purse is so gorgeous! My daughter would love something like that.
I always plan my grocery list before I go to the store. I take advantage of the stores app by loading coupons and offers to help save money and try to keep impulse purchases to a minimum. I also love shopping online in my jammies. Thanks for the chance to win.
I am a schedule type of person. I have a list made up before I go to sleep.
I miss seeing people wear watches, you hardly see that these days. I love that watch too, it’s a beautiful accessory.
I don’t usually shop online because I need to try out the items first before I buy, However, when I do shop online, I choose businesses that give back or donate part of their proceeds to a charitable institution. I think I will check out My Gift Shop soon. My sister’s birthday is next month and i will have to get a gift for her.
We could all use more time in a day, These tips will go far!
Multi tasking is where it is at. If you can get that down, the rest falls into place.
I save time by making lists and then prioritizing the timings I have to do on those lists. You have great tips too!
Shopping online is huge time saver sometimes! The biggest thing I do to save time is write out what I need to do so I don’t waste time wandering around.
Great tips for busy moms! You need all the time you can get to have everything taken care of. I think it’s really nice that you’re sharing this online store. I would love to check out their items!
I do all of my shopping online. The more I can stay home, the better. 😉
I’m going to have to check out My Gift Spot. I’ve got 3 gifts right now to buy. This is a really generous giveaway, someone is going to be really lucky to win.
I make lists to keep me on track. I’ll use all of these tips.
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