Home Management

The Importance Of A Simple Homemaking Plan

If you have ever felt as if you were doing things all day, only to look back and wonder why your home still looks as if you did nothing at all, you need a pan. If you want to get more done at home without feeling like you’re burning yourself out, it’s time to put a homemaking plan in place. A great homemaking plan can have enormous benefits for you and your family when you make sure to account for what you need and want to do in every area of your home and life as you make this plan. 

When you have a plan in place you:

  • Get more done in your day
  • Are more efficient at with your tasks
  • Feel less stressed because you’re not overwhelmed a long list of to-dos
  • Have more time to enjoy your family life apart from your responsibilities
  • Are able to focus better on the task at hand
  • Avoid the feeling of burnout from working on too many things at once

I have been there: I’m sweeping, mopping, homeschooling, picking up, and folding ALL DAY LONG! By 3pm I’m exhausted physically and mentally. But wait, dinner is not ready, I haven’t washed or brushed my teeth, and the last thing I ate was a piece of chicken nugget that was left on my kid’s plate.

I was pass overwhelmed, I was drowning. My house was dirty, I was dirty, my marriage was suffering, and my kids…. Well, kids will be kids right.

After crying myself to sleep for many nights, I decided I couldn’t live like this. This was not normal. So I created a plan for my home and then a scheduled my day to carry out my plan. After quite a few adjustments, I was able to make things better for me, my family, and my relationship, one task at at time. Below are a few tips on how you can create a homemaking plan to bring joy back to your home.

How To Create A Simple Homemaking Plan

Assess Your Day

A homemaking plan is the key to a more joyful homelife. If you currently feel overwhelmed, stressed, and like you can’t keep up, it’s time to take a step back and assess your day. See what can be eliminated or broken down into smaller tasks. You’ll be surprised at how much better you feel when you have a handle on your day.

Find Time

Creating a homemaking plan means looking at all the areas of your life and ensuring there’s enough time for everything important to you and your family. This includes meals, clean clothes, relationship nurturing(family time), a clean home, and taking care of yourself. If one area takes up too much of your time, something else is likely suffering. Therefore, finding a good balance between all the areas of your home and life is essential.

Create A Daily Schedule

One way to do this is to create a homemaking schedule where you block out time for each area of your life. This can help you see where you may need to make some adjustments. For instance, if you realize you’re always entertaining the kids, you can cut back time spent with legos and go wipe down a bathroom or declutter the kitchen counter. Or, if you’re not spending enough time with your husband, make an effort to schedule some alone time to nurture your relationship and your body(wink).

Adjust As Needed

Remember, you only have 24 hours a day, so be realistic regarding how much time you can devote to each area of your life and home. Also, keep in mind that you may need to change your plans with the seasons depending on what’s going on in your life. So create a homemaking plan that will address the most critical aspects of your life, like family, and then fill in the rest of your time with other activities.

A homemaking plan is essential for a joyful homelife. When you are mindful about what you really need to live a joyful life, paying close attention to what or who needs your attention most, you can avoid stress, burnout, and feeling overwhelmed. So, assess your current schedule and make the necessary adjustments to create a more joyful life.

Bring Joy to your family and Joy will come to you.

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