I started hustling very early in life. I understood that money was made
from the exchange of goods and services and knew I was going to end up
running my own business as a child. Interestingly, I got married and had
a baby before I left university, so it was inevitable that as soon as I
graduated that I had to run my own business rather than look for
employment. I had a personal benchmark of having savings per month that
equaled the salary of a graduate at that time. That meant that I had to
be efficient with the work and time spent doing it.
Culturally as a mother and a wife, I was responsible for laundry,
cooking, and cleaning. I spent most of my weekends running around like a
headless chicken to fit in shopping and all these other activities. I
began to resent doing them at a point and started to dread weekends. To
solve this problem, I commenced research on the sort of home appliances
I needed to relieve the stress of weekends. I remember visiting stores
to get to know their prices and that information was all I needed to
decide to free myself from the shackles of unending housework.
As a founder of the largest retail baby business in Nigeria, one of the
questions I get frequently asked by women is how I was able to grow and
run my businesses while managing the home and my time effectively. The
answer is making use of home appliances to do the housework. Home
appliances are machines designed to do most of the work we spend
precious time on. I will share a list of 5 must-have home appliances/productivity tools you
need as a working mom to get through your weekdays and weekends like a
1)Washing Machine: This takes care of all your family’s laundry. It
washes in addition to clothes, school bags, canvas shoes, curtains,
blankets, towels, and any other item that needs washing that can fit in.
It is a lifesaver! It also helps you keep your fingers free from those
painful sores that come with too much hand washing.
2)Refrigerator and Deep Freezer: Having any of these two makes it easier
to store raw food and store prepared meals for some time. A favorite
trick of mine is to prepare a soup base and add vegetables just before
3)Food Processor: This saves your life because it helps with almost
every kitchen chores like cutting vegetables, peeling beans, grinding
food and baking.
4)Microwave Oven: Warms up food at the speed of light. Some can bake and
grill food too.
5)Air Fryer: This helps you to fry all your food without oil. These are
great for reducing the amount of vegetable oil you consume and to ensure
you eat healthily.
Getting any or all of these appliances will improve the quality of your
life as you will have enough time on your hands to sleep, go to that
owambe, pamper day at the spa, hair salon or even take that online
course that you have been postponing!
The best news I have for you is that I have partnered with Shecluded, a
fintech company for women to make it super easy for you to acquire any
or all of these appliances. Simply click on the link, select the product
you want and talk to us on ……………..or leave a comment below
this post and we will get in touch with you.