Returning to full-time work after spending time at home raising children is an exciting time for many women. It can also be the cause of some anxiety and stress as busy mothers wonder how they will handle all the household jobs that still need to be done to keep the household running efficiently. Fortunately, there are some easy and inexpensive ways which you can make the transition back to work less stressful and reduce the workload at home.

Use a mobile laundry service

One of the most time-consuming, and seemingly endless, household tasks is keeping on top of the laundry. You can save yourself a considerable amount of valuable time by using a mobile laundry service to do your washing for you.

These services will pick up your dirty laundry on a set day and return it you clean and neatly folded a couple of days later. They can also iron any clothes that require it. If you have clothes that require dry cleaning, mobile laundry services can often do this for you too. If not, they will generally be able to pick-up and drop-off your dry cleaning to your preferred dry cleaner. For more information, contact a mobile wash and fold laundry service like Get It Done.

Shop for groceries online

Doing your weekly grocery shopping can be a time-consuming task that eats into your leisure and family time when you work full time. Fortunately, you can now order your groceries online and have them delivered to your home at a time that suits you.

Most of the major supermarket chains now offer this service for a small delivery fee. You can complete your order at your leisure and also set up an automated shopping list, which will save you even more time. Many companies also offer weekly fresh fruit and vegetable deliveries. You can order a list of staple ingredients or opt for a surprise box of seasonal produce.

Hire a weekly cleaner

Another ongoing and time-consuming household task is cleaning the house. You can minimise the amount of cleaning that you'll need to do by hiring a cleaning service to clean your house once a week. These services usually charge an hourly rate and generally you will only need two or three hours per week to keep your home clean and in order.

To get the best out of your cleaner, have a set list of tasks that you want them to complete each week. This usually includes cleaning the bathrooms and toilets, vacuuming and mopping floors, dusting, and cleaning the kitchen. You can also allocate them another cleaning task each week that only needs to be done periodically, such as cleaning the windows, cleaning the oven, and wiping over skirting boards.

Working full time certainly means a more hectic and busy life. However, by using the above tips, you will be able to spend your evenings and weekends relaxing and spending time with your family, instead of slaving away over household chores.