How to Create a Homemaking Schedule.
Do you struggle to get everything done in a day? That’s been a problem for homemakers for ages. A great way homemakers of the past used to deal with this issue was to have certain days for specific homemaking tasks. When you have themed days for different homemaking chores, you may actually get more done with your day. If you want to give making an old-fashioned homemaking schedule a try, here are my tips on Creating Specific Days for Homemaking!
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It seems like the day just flies right by if you don’t have some sort of plan. As a homemaker, there is always something to do, how can one get it all done?! Giving different days different tasks is an easy solution.
Creating Specific Days for Homemaking
The general idea of creating specific days for homemaking is simple enough, but how do you actually choose what to do each day? I suggest using a theme! When you schedule your days and have a theme, you may be surprised by what you get done.
Picking Your Themes
The first step to scheduling themes for your homemaking is picking out your themes. Try to think what are the areas in your home need the most work? Here are the themes I use:
Home Improvement – Spend a block of time in a day where you work on home improvement.
Laundry Day – Most of us have a laundry to do, sometimes doing it all in one day is the best way to get it done. Remember that you can save money by making your own DIY laundry products!
Kitchen Day – This area of our house requires so much work, scheduling a day to do it is a good idea. To make your kitchen cleaning tasks easier, check out this post.
Town Day – Need to run into town? Create a “town” day for a theme. You can also consider this your errand day. This is where you spend the whole day running errands and paying bills. If you have trouble remembering to pay bills on time, then you need our printable bill payments calendar!
Meal Planning/ Meal Prep – Meal planning and prep can help save you time throughout the week. If you’re new to meal planning, here is how to do it.
These are just the themes I use, so definitely feel free to brainstorm some ideas for your own themes. For example, maybe you want to make your themes be rooms, like bathroom day and bedroom day. Or maybe you want your themes to be tasks, like dusting day and vacuuming/sweeping day.
Once you have the themes ironed out you are ready to move onto the next step of creating specific days for homemaking.
Give Each Theme a Day
This is where the whole theme day idea gets fun. Which day do you prefer to do laundry? Which day do you prefer to run errands? When you give each day a theme, you’re staying organized and focused.
Once you choose a day for each theme, you will want to write it down. This would be a good example of a themed schedule:
- Monday – Laundry Day
- Tuesday – Meal Prep Day
- Wednesday – Kitchen Day
- Thursday – Town Day
- Friday – Home Improvement Day
Now, don’t think that you have to spend the whole day doing each thing. You can break it off into time blocks. I may spend two hours on meal prep and then move onto other things for the day. That’s why my themes don’t include things like “bathroom cleaning day” or “dusting day”, because I sprinkle those tasks in through the week.
You can totally split the day up as well. Thursday could be town day in the morning and in the afternoon is my bill paying day. When you are creating specific days for homemaking, you should do what works for your schedule.
Stick to the Theme
Now, what good is doing all of this if you don’t stick to the theme that you assigned yourself? The more you’re able to stick to the theme, the more organized you will be.
As humans, we spend so much time wondering what is supposed to be done. Thanks to the themes, you can wake up and know exactly what needs to be done each day
What’s the purpose of a theme?
The purpose of a theme is to save time. You no longer have to waste time wondering what you should do next.
Each day has a purpose and you know exactly what you should be doing for that day. Think about it. You can prepare yourself mentally for what the upcoming day will bring.
Not to mention, you will stay more organized because things are actually getting done. Being a homemaker is kind of like running a business. When you’re more organized, you get more done. When you are using specific days for homemaking you will be much more organized.
Will scheduling themed days make life easier?
It’s important to realize that being more organized will help make anyone’s life easier. I’m sure some days it’s going to seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get it done.
I believe that waking up knowing exactly what you’re going to do will help your day go a whole lot smoother. Creating specific days for homemaking has been a life-changer for me and I think it will be for you too!
How do you want to theme your days?
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