10 funny life-hacks to help working parents find extra time to chill out

10 funny life-hacks to help working parents find extra time to chill out

The working week is on average 11.5 hours longer for working parents in the North West, according to new research by Churchill, who are spending this added time cleaning, tidying, cooking and driving.

To actually free up time to chill out working parents are spending an average of £167 on things like cleaners, taxis, food delivers and ironing services...but there may be cheaper and easier ways. Comedian and mum of two Lucy Porter takes a lighter look at how weary parents may be able to claw back some much needed downtime.

Lower your standards of cleanliness, a little bit of dirt is good for children, and that grubby faced Victorian chimney-sweeping urchin look is very cute. You can pretend theyre extras in Peaky Blinders.

1. Lower your standards of cleanliness

Lower your standards of cleanliness, a little bit of dirt is good for children, and that grubby faced Victorian chimney-sweeping urchin look is very cute. You can pretend theyre extras in Peaky Blinders.
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Lower your standards of tidiness - if all your clothes are in the washing basket or on the floor, it will look like youve thoroughly Marie Kondod your wardrobe and drawers.

2. Lower your standards of tidiness

Lower your standards of tidiness - if all your clothes are in the washing basket or on the floor, it will look like youve thoroughly Marie Kondod your wardrobe and drawers.
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Create a homework black market with parents in the year above at school so they can hand on their lovingly made Viking longboats and Iron Age roundhouses.

3. Create a homework black market

Create a homework black market with parents in the year above at school so they can hand on their lovingly made Viking longboats and Iron Age roundhouses.
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Embrace the concept of Rewilding. Not weeding or mowing your lawn is actually saving the planet, honest.

4. Embrace Rewilding

Embrace the concept of Rewilding. Not weeding or mowing your lawn is actually saving the planet, honest.
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