5 Simple Design Tips for a Working Mother

Mum-and-daughterJuggling a job and a family is one of the most difficult challenges that a woman can face. Thankfully, there are a range of simple things that can be done to make the hectic life of a working mum significantly easier.

Here are our top five tips for keeping your home looking stylish, even when you’re busy:

  1.       Consider carpet tiles

If your home is prone to spillage and muddy footprints then installing carpet tiles is an ideal option. They’re easy to clean, simple to replace and can be switched around for an instant interior design revamp!

  1.       De-clutter

Recent research conducted on behalf of online personal organising site Rubbermaid indicated that a huge 91% of respondents felt ‘overwhelmed’ by the state of disarray in their homes. Mothers were particularly affected by the feeling with 60% admitting that untidiness contributed to stress and anxiety levels. These are the last thing a working mum needs, which makes incorporating clutter-reducing design into your home the key to leading a happy, healthy life. A great way to effectively de-clutter is to purchase open shelves that house slide-in boxes made from materials such as wicker or leather. They look great and rather than having to arrange toys and household goods neatly on display you can simply throw them in the drawer for an instant clutter-free feeling!

  1.       Minimise your cleaning

With a house full of children grit and grime can build up pretty fast. As a working mum finding the time to clean up after your brood can be close to impossible. Coating your walls with easy to wipe, dirt repelling paint is a great way to save you hours of scrubbing ‘artistic’ crayon drawings.

  1.       Make bath time fun

Most mothers will testify that bath times can be nothing short of a hectic struggle of screams, shouts and splashes, particularly when your kids just don’t want to go to bed. When you’ve had a hard day at the office this is the last thing you want to deal with. One of the best ways to make bath time easier is to install a mixer shower that combines hot and cold water to reach a perfectly desired temperature. Mixer showers by Mira are a great option that combines polished chrome and premium design to create a shower experience that is both stylish and practical. Mixer showers such as these, include thermostatic temperature controls that keep showering and bathing safe for the whole family. Several feature the patented Mira Magni-flo™ technology, which guarantees great low pressure performance that makes showering faster and more enjoyable than ever. Ideal for hectic mornings and speedy hair washes!

  1.       Hang chalkboards

As a working mum, it’s guaranteed that you will have a never ending list of things to remember, from packing school lunches to important business meetings. Hanging a couple of chalkboards around the house is a great way to jot down reminders while keeping your house looking cute and colourful.

Being a working mum is incredibly rewarding yet requires a huge amount of energy and patience. Implementing these handy design tips is a great way to ease the pressure and ensure that your family home is calm, controlled and clutter-free. 

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