QUALITY TIME, MAXIMISED
As the year draws to a close, here are five ways to slow down and carve out more time with your loved ones
With a hundred and one things vying for your attention daily, every moment spent with your family becomes even more precious. We’ve got five tips to help you maximise quality time at home despite your hectic schedule:
1 PUT DEVICES AWAY
Once you enter your home, say no to digital distractions like your phone, tablet or laptop, and give your spouse and children undivided attention. Always remember quality over quantity, so whether it’s reading your kids a bedtime story or helping them into their pyjamas, make each moment special by being present.
2 PLAN A WEEKLY MEAL SCHEDULE
Try planning out your meals or your kids’ lunch boxes instead of making meals from scratch every time. For instance, you can prepare bigger batches of dishes that can be frozen, such as lasagna, soups or stews, which can be reheated when needed.
3 SCHEDULE YOUR LAUNDRY AHEAD OF TIME
Keep on top of daily laundry duty so you can focus on family time with advanced washing machines like the Brandt BT653HQA (bottom right), which uses high temperatures of up to 90 C to disinfect your clothes and remove stubborn stains. This slim machine, which won Best Compact Washing Machine in The Singapore Women’s Weekly’s Domestic Diva Awards 2018, features a delayed end function so you can end your wash whenever you want, giving you greater ease of mind.
4 KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE
Stress less when it comes to giving your little ones the best quality care with the Brandt washing machine’s specialised washing programmes ideal for children’s clothes: “Delicates” mode gently cleans fragile fabrics, while “Sensitive Skin” mode gives clothes an extra rinse to eradicate any laundry residue.
5 MAKE USE OF TECHNOLOGY
The Brandt BT653HQA takes the load off doing nitty-gritty things like keying in your wash settings every time. Its memo function memorises your most used functions, so the machine can get to work immediately, saving you some precious time. Plus, this high-performing model is equipped with a 10-year warranted induction motor to further cut energy consumption.