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Tech Saving Time for Mums:

Use technology to your advantage!
By Expert Tips
Date: January 04 2017
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Raising a family is hard work. It also eats into the hours of the day. From getting the kids out the door each morning to putting dinner on the table at night, a mother’s work is never done.

With all the time-consuming tasks that mums face every day, Nimble Australia explored how technology can help you stay on top by saving precious minutes.

Check out these handy apps to get the most out of your day, as featured in Nimble’s recent article.

Save time grocery shopping

Nimble’s survey revealed that people who did their shopping online spent 20% less time doing their groceries than people who bought in-store.

Not only does shopping online save you time, it also means you get to stay in your comfy trackies all day!

The app: Our Groceries Shopping List – Free, iOS and Android

Buying online isn’t the only way to save time when it comes to groceries. This practical app helps you manage your shopping lists, saving you time, energy, and even money. It allows you to:

  • Create lists and share them across devices, keeping the whole family in the loop.
  • Manage multiple shopping lists at once, ticking them off as you go.
  • Add photos of all your favourite items and brands.
  • Browse recipes and meal ideas.

Other helpful apps:

Save time cooking

Want to eat your favourite dishes without the prep work? Get your evenings back by using apps to order your meals.

The app: Foodora – Free, iOS and Android

Wish you could spend more time with the family and less time preparing dinner? Well, now you can thanks to this lifesaver. All you have to do is:

  1. Sign up
  2. Choose your restaurant
  3. Place your order.

These guys will deliver your meals in no time, and you’ll finally get to play that board game with the kids.

Other helpful apps:

Save time doing housework

Nimble discovered that people using apps to outsource their housework spend 98.5% less time doing household chores than people who do it themselves. You don’t even have to hire someone to do all the jobs around the house to free up your time.

Just pick your least-favourite chore (hello, vacuuming and mopping) and get the pros in to take care of it. This gives you a free hour to spend with the family, or relax with a good book.

The app: AirTasker – Free, iOS and Android

Have a huge community of people offering jobs and services at your fingertips with this convenient app. It allows you to:

  • Outsource jobs at the touch of a button
  • Read reviews of potential workers
  • Compare offers and prices of potential workers
  • Have services covered by insurance.

Other helpful apps:

  • TradeEzi – Free, iOS and Android

Save time managing your finances

Forget wasting your Saturday standing in line at the bank. Cut your budgeting and banking time down with these handy apps, so you’re free to spend your weekends how you wish.

The app: You Need A Budget – Free, iOS and Android

Every household needs a budget, but organising your finances can be time-consuming. This app is designed to change that by tracking your spending for you. There is an annual fee to use YNAB after the free trial, but it’s worth it for all the time you’re pocketing.

Other helpful apps:

  • Pocketbook – Free, iOS and Android
  • Nimble (the easiest way to get a fast loan)

Save time browsing Facebook

Spending more time posting updates about your kids than actually enjoying their company in the moment? Kick the social media addiction and get valuable hours back in your day with these apps.

The app: BreakFree – Free, iOS and Android

BreakFree is perfect for letting you know when you’re spending too much time scrolling through your newsfeed. If you’re guilty of having your eyes on your screen longer than you should be, this app will help you monitor your phone usage and get more out of your day.

Other helpful apps:

  • Forest – Free, iOS and Android
  • OFFTIME – Free, iOS and Android

When you’re a mum, every minute counts. These apps will help you get through each day with more time on your hands for the important stuff, like hanging with the family.


ABOUT THE EXPERT
Nimble is an Australian fintech company that’s dedicated to saving you time. They offer an innovative borrowing platform helps make loans easy and stress-free.

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