HACK TO THE FUTURE Mums share time-saving life hacks they believe help them on the school run, cleaning and with their kids behaviour

featured imageBut these crafty parents believe they've found solutions to everyday problems that make their lives a LOT easier.
 Parents have even come up with ways to make their kids eat less-expensive food products
Parents have even come up with ways to make their kids eat less-expensive food products
Women have taken to Mumsnet to reveal the parenting tips they swear-by. http://hugomccloud.com While some help them save money on groceries, others can apparently keep your child's behaviour in check. Here are some of the best...

1. Get your children to do the chores

One mum believes that challenging her kids to a contest is all it takes to make her kids do as she says.
 One mum said 10p was enough to get her kids do their chores - and she puts the money towards a takeaway
One mum said 10p was enough to get her kids do their chores - and she puts the money towards a takeaway
The parent admitted that this is particularly good for children who are under eight-years-old. She said: "I turn everything into a competition. "I can brush more teeth than you, I bet I can put more toys away than you etc and then loads of praise when they do well." Another parent admitted to paying her children 10p every time they complete chores, putting the cash towards a takeaway at the end of the week.

2. Trick picky kids

Does your child claim only to like eating a particular brand of food? One cheeky mum admitted to tricking her teenage son into glugging a cheaper alternative. She said: "My son, who is 19, is drinking 'organic' hot choc. "Little does he know it ran out ages ago and has been refilled with a much cheaper option, which he 'doesn't like'."
Make scrubbing away at your oven a thing of the past

3. Cleaning

No parent wants to spend hours of their day tidying the house. One mum revealed an easy way to clean the oven - and all you need is a dishwasher tablet to budge the grease. To pull-off the hack, dampen the kitchen product before rubbing it all over the glass to remove all the dirt. Another parent recommended getting rid of limescale by spraying on a solution of white vinegar and washing up liquid. While a third said placing a dish of bicarb in the fridge was great for eliminating odours.

4. Save money on the weekly food shop

Dozens of different parents have revealed their money saving tips on Mumsnet - and they'll help you prevent food waste. One mum advised: "Save the bits you cut off vegetables - broccoli stalks for example - and make into a veg soup when there's enough." Another added: "Make 'mash' using baked potatoes then save the baked skins for another day. Pop them back in the oven and cover with cheese."
Preventing food waste is essential if you want to save money

5. Preventing a hectic school run

In a recent thread, mums revealed how they made the school run run smoothly. For many, bribery was the best way forward. One Mumsnet user said: "Mine can choose a 'coming home snack' if they get ready nicely in the mornings." Another advised allowing them to have 15 minutes of fun if they get ready quick enough, adding: "They want to get everything done quicker to get some time playing before we have to leave."

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