Family Life Hacks

From adding colour dots to your children’s clothing to pegging odd socks on the landing and washing your Lego in the dishwasher… Here are some of our top life hacks

At Supersavvyme we’re always looking for the little tips, shortcuts and inspirations you use every day to make life easier and save us a bit of time – after all getting back even five minutes during the day is a bonus!

Recently one of our favourite bloggers – Nadine Hill from JuggleMum gave us a couple of her top tips and the amazing BritMums community have shared some of their life hacks.

We picked some of our favourites to share with you.

Tips from Nadine Hill from JuggleMum

To make laundry day easier, get two wash baskets: one for whites & one for colours then get the family to put their clothing in the relevant bin when they take it off.  This way your washing is pre-sorted and you can easily see when you have enough of one colour to fill the machine!

For children's parties, print a 'Thank you for coming to my party and for the gift' note and place inside each party bag to save you having to write notes afterwards.  When the children are older of course, they can write their own 'Thank you' notes!

Top tips from BritMums Bloggers

Add dots to the labels of your children’s’ clothes. 1 dot for the first, 2 dots for the second... Makes it a lot easier sorting out clothes after wash day.

I always take photos on my phone of every piece of important information from the children's school; it’s great as when I mislay the sheet I know what time the school trip returns and if to take a pack up!

Press polo shirt collars with hair straighteners


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Peg odd socks up for everyone to see on a piece of string on the landing - it's amazing how the 'other' lost one turns up!

Use a shoe tidy, tied to the back of a seat, for long journeys in the car.

Keep surplus party bag treats in a spare gift bag at home. Let your children pick a treat as a reward for good behaviour or simply use for rainy day fun!

Write job/shopping/playdate reminders on a post it pop inside your phone, the one place you look every 5 minutes!

On laundry day, give each member of the family a separate mesh bag for their socks and undies - no more sock pairing and working out whose are who’s when you empty the tumble drier!

Put all your lego in a garment wash bag and pop in the dishwasher to get them clean

Take stacking cups on holiday. Multi-purpose for all ages - water play, sand play, stacking, magic tricks, drums, cooking play, ball games....

We’d love to hear your top tips – share with us in the comments section below or on Twitter @SuperSavvyMeUK

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