Homemaking is such a beautiful art. When I recall my Grandma and my Mum’s faithfulness to the daily grind – preparing yet another plate of fried fish, scrubbing yet another stain from the toilet floor, bringing home delicious durians for us to enjoy, my heart is filled with joy as I recall these sweet memories.
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I sometimes stop to wonder what my little one will remember.
What do YOU want your family to remember you for?
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So I asked a few blogging friends for their best homemaking tips so we can all learn and adapt to what works best in our situation. I pray it blesses you, so you thrive, not just survive!
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Best Homemaking Tips!
Becca Day from Homemakers in Action
“My top tip is to have a few different routines for different days. So you’ll have one routine for when you are at home all day, and one routine for when you go to church, and one routine for when you work outside the home, etc. That way when you leave the house, it doesn’t completely throw you off your homemaking game.”
Elisa Caleb from Intentional Home Life
“Spend 15-30 minutes at the end of the day “resetting” your home. If you can, get the rest of the family pitching in with this evening routine of putting things away at the end of the day. This will reap dividends in the morning!”
Amber Fox from All Natural Joy
“My best tip is to use the One Touch Rule. Be sure to put things away in their place when you have it in your hand. Don’t sit it down to deal with it later. You’ll keep things much more neat and organized!”
Heidi Stevens from Finding Life’s Corners
“It’s important to prioritize. Letting go of the less important things gives you the ability to focus on the things that really matter.”
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What’s your plan?
Becca McLelland from Mama B’s Inspired Homemaking
“I believe that the best homemaking tip generally would be to have a written plan. Whether it be printables, digital, or just scraps of paper, having a written plan for all aspects helps one manage the home better. I love to make meal plans, monthly budgets, cleaning plans and more for myself and for my readers as I grow.”
Brandice Lardner from Grace-Filled Plate
“If you would like to feed your family well but are overwhelmed by the idea of a detailed menu plan, simply start by planning dinner for 3 nights a week. Then cook a large batch so that you can have the leftovers for lunch or a second dinner. This is a great way to get your meal planning feet wet. This may just be what you need to get on track to providing nourishing meals for those who matter most to you!”
Darlene Walker from Darlene Goes Green
“As Christians, we want to love and serve our Lord to the best of our ability. We strive to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:31) and to be good stewards of His creation. Green and eco-friendly cleaning is a great way to serve Him. When we choose to clean green using eco-friendly and toxin-free products like laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet and all-purpose cleaners, we protect the environment and the water supply that is ultimately shared with all of our brothers and sisters across the world. By green-cleaning our homes, we help protect and care for our common home, planet earth!”
Amy Stafford from Show Me Suburban
“If you don’t have time to fold and put away a load of laundry, drape the clothes neatly around the sides of a laundry basket. You’ll prevent wrinkling the clothes, and you can come back and easily fold them later.”
Homemaking is an Adventure
Micah Klug from Home, Faith, Family
“Homemaking is one of the hardest and most rewarding adventure mothers can choose. As you help shape the future of those you’ve been blessed with and create a home where a sweet feeling of love and acceptance can be felt, remember to love everyone who comes into your home unconditionally. In your pursuit to create a beautiful home where people can feel at peace, don’t lose your sanity. Remember to take time for yourself, even if it’s just 5 minutes a day.
Finally, intentionally look for the humor in the mundane day-to-day events in life. There are so many things that we can quickly feel overwhelmed about, but if you’re intentional with your day, then you’ll find a lot more joy and happiness as a homemaker.”
Tabi Jozwick from Balancing Life’s Seasons
“Make Youtube your School of Homemaking. If there is a homemaking skill that you want to learn, there are Youtube videos that take you step by step.”
Antoinette Irene from My One Sweet Life
“My best homemaking tip is to wake up at least 30 minutes before your kiddos. Take this time to do something for you, enjoy some quiet time, before the madness begins!”
Mike N Amanda Carruthers from Coffee Fluff and Stuff
“Make a meal plan! An hour or two of proper planning now will save you time, money, and frustration later in the week. While you’re at it, involve your family so everybody gets to eat something they like this week and you don’t feel like you are missing time with your family while you plan.”
Serene Lim from Building Up Moms
“Work when the children are awake so that when they nap, you get to nap too! Or you can work on stuff that needs full concentration.”
Lastly, one of my lovely readers, Thato chimed in with her tips too!
“When I bathe at night, I spray lavender in the bathroom. It makes for a nice, relaxing bath. I also prepare lemons and honey in a jar and keep them in the fridge – it makes making tea easier. I also name things so they are easier to find, eg. bag for stockings, a box for vitamins. It makes things organized and easier to locate when you need them in a hurry. I also keep a note on the fridge and write things down as they run out. At the end of the week, I simply take the note and don’t have to waste time searching for things that have run out.”
Aren’t these homemaking tips such wonderful words of wisdom?? I was blessed and encouraged too. I hope you check out their lovely blogs!
Plus, I created a handy summarised list of the above “Best Homemaking Tips” so you can print it and stick it on your refrigerator or anywhere that you’ll see frequently, so these slowly become second nature to you!
Homemaking Ministries Conference
If you want more homemaking tips and inspirations, I just want to remind you that the Early Bird price of US49.95 for the 2017 Homemaking Ministries Conference is ending really soon (on 31 August 11:59PM EST / 1 September 11:59AM SGT)! The online Conference will be from 25-29 September and the theme is on “Finding Purpose in Your Home”.
Go get your ticket before price increases, and benefit from the wisdom of these 23 amazing Conference speakers!
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