So if you haven't figured it out already I love being a homemaker. I was the one who got her degree, put her time in work outside the home world, and couldn't wait to give notice and come home. So here I am. I took to it like a duck to water. It's where I want to be.
It's about creating a place your family loves to come home to.
The key to not letting your homemaking details take over your life is to be in control of them. Life has it's interruptions but if you put your homemaker's details on a schedule you can recover nicely.
For me I like to have a routine, or a set way of doing things at home. A routine of homemaking. These things might not happen at the same clock time every day but if I keep an order to way things are done then I'm better able to get things done and keep on track of everything.
Tip: I've made a Kit to conquer this. The Housekeeping Chore box helps you to organize your home details all in a cute printable box.
Would you like a look at my Homemaker's Routine?
1. It all starts in the evening, the night before…
- Be sure the dishes are done and the kitchen counters are wiped down.
- Sit down and write up a to-do list for the next day.
- This also usually includes the next day's menu.
- If it's homeschool season make sure everything needed for the next day is ready
- Do a quick clean up of stray things on the way to bed.
- Set out an outfit for the next day.
2. Start the day off right…
Get up early enough to complete several household tasks (such as laundry, and making beds) is another secret part of a Homemaker's Day. Okay it's not secret but often times it's the only alone time you'll get.
In addition to putting the house to rights it's a good time to work on any personal projects you have going on. Exercise, writing that book, blogging, you name it.
- Personal time
- Touch up bathrooms after getting dressed
- Make beds
- Tidy the kitchen after breakfast.
- Laundry can also usually sneak up on you and be Mt. Vesuvius before you know it so adding a laundry chore to your mornings is wise in households with several people.
Related article: A Homemaker's Mornings Routine
3. Reboot in the late afternoon
After coming home from work, school, or errands that is the time to bring it all together create that hearth for the family.
- Deal with the load of laundry you washed in the morning.
- Prepare and serve the dinner you planned in the morning or the night before.
- Leave the kitchen spotless for morning time.
- When it's time for bed pick up odds and ends around the house on your way to slumberland.
Write Down Your Homemaker's Daily Schedule
We know that mommy brain doesn't go away with the birth of the baby so be sure to put all your own homemaking details down on a to-do list for the next day. A nice one has a place for your daily routine, a section to list the meals you will cook today, a section for any household chores, and a section for any appointments and calls to make.
More Recommendations to Help With Your Daily Routine
Check out this Vintage Daily Homemaking Schedule