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

Singapore Women's Weekly (Singapore) - - INSPIRE -

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.

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