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The coolest household hacks by mums you NEED to know about

The coolest household hacks by mums you NEED to know about
The coolest household hacks by mums you NEED to know about

Ingenious idea: Perhaps the top idea on Facebook right now is bathing your little ones inside a laundry basket - it will mean they won't fall over and their toys won't float away 
Ingenious idea: Perhaps the top idea on Facebook right now is bathing your little ones inside a laundry basket - it will mean they won't fall over and their toys won't float away

Top tips: Parenting and household hacks have exploded in recent years, thanks to the rise of Pinterest, Facebook and other forms of social media where mums can share their received wisdom
Top tips: Parenting and household hacks have exploded in recent years, thanks to the rise of Pinterest, Facebook and other forms of social media where mums can share their received wisdom

Best shortcuts: Here are some of the best hacks around the Internet to make your life easier, as detailed by other mothers 
Best shortcuts: Here are some of the best hacks around the Internet to make your life easier, as detailed by other mothers

Perhaps the top hack on Facebook right now is the laundry basket that doubles up as a child container. Simply place an old basket into the bath when you're bathing your little ones, and - hey presto - they will not fall over and their toys won't float away.


Another top organisational tip is to, again, use laundry baskets, which you hang onto the walls and fill with washing - lights, darks and towels.


Instead of having to rummage through the baskets and sort everything out when it comes to throwing things into the machine, you have a neat, tidy system. Genius.


Top timesaver: Another top organisational tip is to, again, use laundry baskets, which you hang onto the walls and fill with washing - lights, darks and towels
Top timesaver: Another top organisational tip is to, again, use laundry baskets, which you hang onto the walls and fill with washing - lights, darks and towels

For the creative types, there are plenty of other tips that might appeal to your artistic side. If you're into DIY, why not re-purpose your child's crib as a toy basket when they're too old for it? It both looks pretty and saves you from buying something new.


Alternatively, install a second shower rail into your bath and hang baskets off it where you can place shampoos, shower gels and toys neatly.


A further genius tip sees coat hooks becoming rails low down on the walls to hang yours and your family's shoes from.


DIY update: If your child is finished with a crib, why not re-purpose it into a toy box bench, as seen here?
DIY update: If your child is finished with a crib, why not re-purpose it into a toy box bench, as seen here?

Creative start: Alternatively, hang a second shower rail on which you can keep baskets filled with toys, shampoos and shower gels
Creative start: Alternatively, hang a second shower rail on which you can keep baskets filled with toys, shampoos and shower gels

Neat and tidy: Install a coat hook low down on the floor in your hall and hang your trainers and shoes from it to keep life organised 
Neat and tidy: Install a coat hook low down on the floor in your hall and hang your trainers and shoes from it to keep life organised

From the timesaving (folding all of your sheets up and placing them inside a pillowcase, anyone?), to the inspired (who knew hanging flower baskets made such good toy stores?), there is something for every tired, overworked mum.


One that has done particularly well on social media involves turning a caddy or trolley often used for drinks into an art station for your children.


If you're the matter-of-fact type who don't like seeing your kids' drawings all over your fridge or house walls, instead put up some drawing boards where the artwork can hang without ruining your paintwork.


Storage secret: Fold all of your sheets up and place them inside a pillowcase to keep things neat and easy to source when you need to make the bed
Storage secret: Fold all of your sheets up and place them inside a pillowcase to keep things neat and easy to source when you need to make the bed

Artistic alternatives: Try using flower baskets from the garden to help store your kids' toys - not only will they look cute, but they'll keep them arranged too
Artistic alternatives: Try using flower baskets from the garden to help store your kids' toys - not only will they look cute, but they'll keep them arranged too

Social media favourite: Turn a drinks trolley or caddy into an art station for keeping your children's things 
Social media favourite: Turn a drinks trolley or caddy into an art station for keeping your children's things

You can also easily keep track of your little ones' chore counts, with homemade boards that are easy for all to see.


Do you have a better household hack which saves you precious time throughout the day or helps you to have some semblance of your pre-parenting life?


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Original article and pictures take http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3522052/The-household-parenting-hacks-mums-NEED-know-about.html site


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