Today's parents have no shortage of things to do in their role as home and work organiser. From striving to kick goals at work, to keeping on top of school schedules and extracurricular activities, to coming up with an answer to that daily question of "what's for dinner?", there's an overwhelming mental load to face.
This is especially true (apparently) for dual-income households, who with both parents in paid employment, have even less time to dedicate towards their to-do list. New data suggests almost three quarters (71.4%) of coupled families in the nation fall within this boat. But regardless of if you’re a working parent or stay-at-home one, you’re likely overloaded with to-dos.
Why we created the ultimate to-do list in our work organiser app
The overwhelming responsibilities we face as parents really are taking their toll, with another piece of research indicating that more than a quarter of parents have experienced high levels of mental distress over the last two years.
This figure was much greater in the national survey that we conducted in 2022 which found that around 80%, or 4 in every 5 women, say that managing their household’s life admin has a negative impact on their mental health.
At Eggy, we know the problem of mental load intimately so we genuinely want to help parents (including ourselves!) make life a little easier. It goes without saying that we all love being parents and the joy our kids bring, but combining both work and parenthood is a lot.
So, what can be done to help keep all the balls in the air?
Enter Eggy: the best work organiser app.
The importance of to-do lists for busy families
Our users tell us that one of their favourite things about Eggy app is having one central place to create your lists, then literally tick ‘em and flick ‘em. When you’re out and about so much, writing lists on paper or Post-It notes then losing them isn’t a sustainable or successful strategy for keeping on top of things.
You can categorise your lists in the Eggy app too. For example, you could have lists for work, shopping, bills and pets…anything you like!
What kind of things can go on your to-do list?
Sort your food shopping with your ‘Groceries’ list categorised under ‘Home’. Add each item then tick them off as you do your online or in-store shopping.
Going camping for the weekend? Create a ‘Packing’ list and categorise it under ‘Travel’. As each thing that you need to pack pops into your head, you can quickly add it into your packing list. Then as you pack, you can put a tick in the check box for each thing on the list.
Pets are another great example where you can use a list in Eggy. Create a list for all the jobs associated with looking after the family dog. Categorise it under 'Pets', then each day or week when your kids do their jobs (walk the dog, feed the dog, bath the dog etc), they can tick it off the list in Eggy. They get to see their progress as they complete things AND get the reward of some pocket money once the jobs on the list are all done. (Maybe.)
A list for gift ideas really helps when it comes to buying presents for your loved ones and family members. You can create a ‘Gift list’ for your kids and share it with other members of your family (like the kids' grandparents, aunties and uncles) to give them some ideas for what your child or children are into at the time.
The lists feature in Eggy really helps with events too - birthday parties, lunches with friends, family dinner parties etc, can all be sorted in the app. For example, create a ‘Birthday Party invite’ list and put it in your 'Entertainment' category. Then start jotting down all the people you’re inviting and tick them off as they RSVP.
The Eggy to-do list really is a place where you can store all those important thoughts that pop into your head throughout the day, then get these things done at a time that suits you.
No matter what's on your list, Eggy can help you get it done - more efficiently and productively than ever before.
How we are helping parents to share the load
Once you’ve created your to-do list with our work organiser app, Eggy lets you share these tasks with other special people in your life. This way, you can get help with the tasks your tracking and you can see - then track everyone's progress in one place.
Eggy is free to download, easy to use and helps take the guesswork (and stress) out of getting things done.
Why sharing to-do lists is important
We know that when mums, dads, besties, siblings, grandparents, neighbours, school parents and work colleagues collaborate on shared tasks, it keeps everyone in sync and keeps everyone on the same page.
Our brains are overloaded with tasks that need doing every day so having a place to dump those tasks out of our heads and tick them off as they’re done can go a long way to lightening some of that mental load we carry.
And who doesn’t love that little serotonin kick when you tick something off a list. (Don’t worry, we’ve all added a completed task onto a list and ticked it off immediately just so we can feel the satisfaction of marking it as done!)
If you're looking for an easy-to-use tool with an amazing, shareable to-do-list feature to make your family's life run a little more smoothly, give Eggy a crack today.